Gao Weijie is a famous Chinese composer who graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of Music in 1960. He used to be the dean of the school of composition at Sichuan Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory of Music. Furthermore, he was a member of the editing board of the People's Music.
In 1983, Gao became the founder, and director of China's first association of modern music called the "Experimental Association of Composers".
Gao is now a professor at China's Conservatory of Music, visiting professor of Yanbian University and University of Cincinnati in America. He is also a member of the editor board of Chinese Music, and Musicology.
As a composer, his music used to be performed and published both in China and abroad. He has also won dozens of awards. A few of his main works include: symphony ballades, the bygones of prairie; the orchestral national music evening banquet of Sichuan palace; and piano music autumn evening.
Throughout his 40-year teaching career, Gao has taught many talented studnets. Many of his students have won prizes in various competitions both in China and abroad. Some of them are quite successful now, such as Qu Xiaosong, He Xuntian, Jia Daqun, to name a few. Due to his musical talents, Gao was regularly invited to visit many countries and regions, to attend academic meetings and musical festivals, give lectures and performances, and judge competitions. Gao enjoys the special allowance of government. His biography has been written into books like Cambridge's Dictionary of International Music and Musician Celebrities.