Dai Zhonghui, one of the primary trumpet players in China, has held the position of Principal Trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra of China for ten years (1996-2006). With this orchestra, he has played in Germany, England, Austria, South America, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and more than twenty cities in mainland China. The orchestra has been thrilled with world famous conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Lenore Slatkin, Rozhestvendsky, and George Schwarz.
Dai Zhonghui is Nationally acclaimed as a performer and brass instructor. He joined the faculty of the Central Conservatory of Music in 2002, and is Trumpet Professor, founder and Director of the Central Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Conductor of the Central Conservatory of Music Symphonic Winds Orchestra. He has given trumpet masterclass for International Trumpet Guild conference in 2005, Thailand, also played solo recital for ITG conference at Rowan University, New Jersey, USA, 2006. He has been frequently giving trumpet master classes in the U.S, Europe and Asia. As a soloist, he was appeared with orchestras in the USA and China. In addition, as a soloist for studio recordings for movies, television and commercial works in Beijing. He has made three sets of video recordings for educational purposes and four Solo Album CDs with three top recording companies in China. 2006-2007 he was visiting associate professor at the Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. His students have won positions in major orchestras in China such as National Theatre Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China Central Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra etc. and numbers of them are scholarship winners at music schools in the USA, Europe and Russia. His student has won the first prize of 2012 International Trumpet Guild Solo competition in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
Dai Zhonghui received his Master of Fine Arts in Music from the International University in San Diego, also studied seven years for Graduate Studies and Artist Diploma program at the University of Southern California School of Music. In 1990-1991 he was awarded a trumpet fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and Grand Teton Orchestra Seminar. His teachers include Boyde Hood, Thomas Stevens, Charles Schlueter, Rob Roy McGregor , Roger Voisin and Susan Slaughter.
Dai Zhonghui has been frequently invited as a judge for the orchestra auditions around China and served as Member of Jury for competitions Nationally and internationally.
Currently, he serves as president of China Trumpet Guild, vice president of Chinese Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and Board of Directors of International Trumpet Guild.
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