b. 1976, China

Fuhong Shi earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in composition at CCoM and the University of Victoria in 2000 and 2005, and received a Doctoral degree in composition from the University of Toronto in 2009. She has studied with a number of world-renowned composers and composition professors, such as Gary Kulesha, Chen Yi, Chou Wen-Chung, Chen Qigang, James MacMillan, Salvatore Sciarrino, Murray Schafer, and Gilles Tremblay.  

Shi has received a number of awards including the 2007 Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music and Generation 2008 Ensemble Contemporain de MontrĂ©al+ Composer’s Competition. She has collaborated with numerous prominent orchestras and ensembles all over the world, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, New Music Concerts, Ensemble Contemporain de MontrĂ©al+, Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne, Tai Wan Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini, and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Her compositions have been performed in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe and Southeast Asia.

She is currently Assistant Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music (CCoM) in Beijing.

Artist Compositions


Premiere Title of Commission Listen
05/14/2013 Distance Listen Close

Distance is scored for mixed ensemble including four Chinese traditional instruments and Western instruments.

10/11/2020 The Mountain Spirit Listen Close

The text of this work comes from poetry anthology Nine Songs written by a great Chinese poet Qu Yuan. Nine Songs consists of 11 poems and presents various parts that reflect rituals of ancient China.