Guan Xia (Composer)
Born: 30th June 1957, Kaifeng, China
Guan Xia (simplified Chinese: 关峡; traditional Chinese: 關峽; pinyin: Guān Xiá) is a Chinese composer of contemporary classical music.
Guan was born in Kaifeng, and graduated from the China Central Conservatory in 1985. He has been the director of the China National Symphony Orchestra until 2018 and involved in a number of Chinese national committees working with musicians. His important works include the operas Sorrowful Dawn and Mulan Psalm, several symphonies, Earth Requiem, a piano concerto, and the Symphonic Overture No. 1 (also known as Symphonic Ballade‘Sorrowful Dawn’), which is very popular in the concerts in China.