Prof. Zhonghui Dai

Professor of Music, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing

Dai Zhonghui an international well-known trumpet artist and conductor is the Professor of Trumpet at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China and former Principal Trumpet of the National Orchestra of China (1996-2006). He is vice president of China Association for Winds, President of Asia chapter of World Trumpet Society.

Over the last two decades, Professor Dai has done more for connecting Chinese trumpet players, teachers, and students to the rest of the world than any other individual in his country. He has hosted many international trumpet conferences and competitions all over China, bringing international guest artists to China for the first time. He has been an active member of the International Trumpet Guild, encouraging his students to participate in ITG competitions, and they have gone on to win prizes. Dai’s former students can be found as professionals throughout China and abroad.

Zhonghui has been studied in the U.S International University and the University of Southern California in the United States where he earned a master’s degree and he was the first candidate for the Artist diploma program as wind instrument player at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. His teachers include Thomas Stevens, Boyde Hood, Charlie Shlueter and Rob Roy MacGregor.

Dai recorded several recordings for trumpet and piano and these have been heard in every corner of China and beyond. As a Conductor, he has been invited to lead major orchestras in China, and is frequently invited to conduct internationally, also in academic settings in the United States. He has been a clinician, and adjudicator at major competitions in Asia, Europe, and the US.

In recent Years, his students have won international competitions such as first prize of London “Grand Prize Virtuoso” and one of the three finalists for International Trumpet Guild “Orchestra Excerpt” Competition 2021.