Gao Weijie is currently a professor at the China Conservatory of Music. Gao‘s compositions have been performed at home and abroad and won many awards. Gao has published a large number of articles and monographs, including Studying Harmonic Dynamics, The Musical Form, On the Structure of the Scale with a Catalogue of Its Classification, and A Guide to Great Works of 20th-Century Music, among others. All of these have been warmly received by readers.
Gao has been invited to artistic and academic events in New Zealand, Korea, France, the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and has participated in academic conferences, music festivals, as a lecturer as well as a panel member at international events.
His biography is included in the International Who’s Who in Music (17th edition, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge).
Three Yuan Qu Poems were written for a countertenor and Chinese plucked instruments.
Chinese poetry of different eras has distinct characters: Tang poetry is noble, Song poetry is elegant, while Yuan poems are earthy. Yuan Qu (Yuan poetry) is generally more direct, often playful and witty, and full of vivid and lively emotion. (The Yuan dynasty, 1271–1367, was established by the Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan.)
Having recently enjoyed reading Yuan Qu poetry, I chose three poems that, when read in succession, make up a love story trilogy of a young girl: the tender passions of first love, the warmth of unbreakable closeness, and finally, the tearful heartbreak of lost love. (Gao Wei-jie)