Composer (China) Zhao Jiping is one of the most prominent and well-known composers in China. Among his many works are the soundtracks to such famous films as Raise the Red Lantern, Farewell My Concubine, Ju Dou and To Live. He has received numerous international honors, including awards at the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals, and has been widely acclaimed for his ability to combine traditional Chinese forms of expression and conventional Western orchestral forces. In 1995, he was the subject of the documentary film Music for the Movies: Zhao Jiping. He is currently Director of the Institute of Dance and Music Drama of Shaanxi Province.
His works commissioned by the Silk Road Project include Moon Over Guan Mountains (2000), Distant Green Valley (2004), Sacred Cloud Music (2004), Summer in the High Grassland (2004) and The Battle Remembered (2004).