Hu Yao (b.1983) entered the Central Conservatory’s Composition Department in 2002. He has travelled to the US, Russia, Italy, Macao, Hong Kong and other locations around the world participating in concerts and academic seminars.
Hu Yao has received numerous awards, including the “Best Instrumental Piece” of the 1st National Composition Award, “Best Arranger” in the National Arts Academies Competition, “Best Pianist of Huapu Award” and the “Triple-A Student” Certificate from the Central Conservatory in Beijing. He has received numerous commissions, and is in demand as a composer for TV shows and documentaries. In April 2007, he was invited by the Beijing Olympic Organization to work on the music for the Opening Ceremonies, the youngest composer to be so honoured.