Jingchun Jin - Principal Oboist of Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Professor of China Central Conservatory of Music
Jin Jingchun was born into a family of oboists. In 1987, he was enrolled at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music. He studied under the famous oboe educator Professor Zhu Dun at the Central Conservatory of Music, and upon graduation in 1997, he became a teacher there. Also in 1997, he entered the Asian Youth Orchestra and served as its Principal Oboist, giving shows afterward in Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, China’s Hong Kong and Taiwan, and other countries and regions. In 2001, financed by the China Scholarship Council, he was enrolled at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia, studying under Professor Pusheechnikov for Master’s degree. While studying abroad, he won the 3rd place for oboe at the Rimsky-Korsakov International Wind Music Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Since coming back from abroad, Jin Jingchun has been teaching oboe at the Central Conservatory of Music while serving as Director of Wind Division at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music. In recent years, his students have won highest awards for oboe in many important international competitions. Some of his students serve as Principal Oboist in several orchestras, such as China NCPA Symphony Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra and Wuhan Symphony Orchestra. In reward for his outstanding teaching achievements, he was named Outstanding Young Teachers of Beijing in 2009, awarded Huang Yuanli Teaching Prize by the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in 2010, and selected as Outstanding Academic Leaders of Beijing by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission in 2012.
Besides teaching, he is also active on music stages at home and abroad. He has been invited to participate in the performance of solo oboe, chamber music, symphony orchestration, and so on. He has held solo concerts with a great success in Beijing and Bangkok, Thailand.
Since 2001, Jin Jingchun has been the Principal Oboist of Beijing Symphony Orchestra, taking part in about 800 shows on tours in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, Mexico, the USA, China’s Taiwan, and other countries and regions in the music seasons of the orchestra. In 2011, he and other woodwind principal players of Beijing Symphony Orchestra jointly established the Beijing Woodwind Quintet Band. They held chamber music concerts in a number of music halls in Beijing and held concert tours at universities in Beijing.
He has been a member of the jury at several international music competitions, such as the Beijing International Wind Music Festival Competition, the International Competition of Young Musicians in Vladivostok, Russia, and the Mravinsky International Competition for Youth in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2018, Jin Jingchun served as the Chairman of Beijing Wind Music Association. In 2019, he was elected as a member of the Vice president of the Asian Double Reed Association (ADRA).