Xilin Wang, Composer in Residence

Xiling Wang (Foto © By Peter Andersen) Musiktage am Rhein Festival
(Foto © By Peter Andersen)

Xilin Wang is one of the most significant composers in China, distinct for his expressive dramatic and subversive musical language. Wang was born in Kaifeng in Henan Province of China. His father’s untimely death and family poverty led him to join an art troupe in the Chinese PLA in September, 1949 and in 1955, at the age of 19, he was sent to the Central Military Music Conducting School in Beijing. (more)