Yixuan Zhao is a composer and synthesizer musician, member of Electroacoustic Music Association of China, currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Central Conservatory of Music, China, a visiting researcher at Integra Lab, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.
Her composition, which mainly focuses on electroacoustic music, interactive music and contemporary music, has been dedicated to exploring the relationship between acoustic instruments and technology. Her works have won numerous prizes and performed in many international conferences and concerts, including Journées d’Informatique Musicale, NIME, China-UK International Music Festival, MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING, Beijing Youth Arts Festival, WOCMAT Taiwan, Nottingham New Music Festival, Deal Festival, CRA Young Generation Recording Competition, etc.
She joined the indie rock band “Future Orients” as a synthesizer musician in 2018. In the late 2019, she and other band members completed the new EP which entitled “Dream like a buffalo”. The band has completed a China tour in 2020.
Originally from China, she graduated with distinction from her Bachelor and Master studies in electroacoustic music at Central Conservatory of Music. During her PhD, she continued to study under the supervision of Professor Xiaobing Li at Central Conservatory of Music and she also studied under the supervision of Professor Lamberto Coccioli at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.