Zhang Guoyong began his study in conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the direction of the famous conductor, Prof. Huang Xiaotong. In 1993 he was sponsored by the Chinese government a four years’ study at the Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky, where he studied under the world famous conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky and later was granted the PhD in music.
An orchestra with a rapid growing reputation, the Guiyang Symphony has broken new grounds in China since its establishment in 2009. As the first and only privately funded and endowed symphony orchestra, it is a pioneer and forerunner in changing the classical music landscape of China. Furthermore, with regards to the present global situation, it may be considered a most valuable anomaly.