Zeng Chengwei Zeng Chengwei is one of the most distinguished qin artist of the Shu School today. He was trained in the style of his grandfather, the maestro Yu Shaoze, and has been playing the qin for over 30 years. His style is typical of the Shu school yet very personalized – solid but freehanded, natural without over-embellishment – thus producing tone colors that are pure and earthy. His fingering is well thought out and exemplifies the school's traits of solemn elegance with no frivolous detail. All in all, his musicianship has the exemplary precision and keen insight expected of a virtuoso. He is also a fine maker of the instrument, and his qins are acclaimed for their robustness of sound with a resonating clarity in the overtones. Zeng Chengwei is currently a professor of Chinese music at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, deputy head of the Guqin Research Centre and vice president of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society. He was named Representative Bearer of Guqin of the Sichuan Stylistic School, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Sichuan in 2009.
Zeng He Son of Zeng Chengwei, Zeng He is a seventh generation player of the Shu School of qin. He learned the art from his father at the age of 9, and has thus been immersed in qin playing since a young age. He was later admitted to the Sichuan Conservatory of Music with outstanding entrance scores. With his family influence supplemented by formal training, he is considered a star ascendant in the qin circle today. He is currently a teacher in Chinese music at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, and has given recitals in Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Tianjin. He is the associate editor of “Oral History of Qin Players in the Shu Region” and has published a paper on the qin study of Yu Shaoze.