Zhang Guoyong was graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, under the direction of Prof. Huang Xiaotong. In 1993, he was transferred by the government to study in the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he studied under G. Rozhdestvensky and later graduated with the Doctor degree. He is now the Dean of conducting department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Having a large repertoire including symphony, opera, ballet and symphonic chorus, he is expert in Russian works, especially Shostakovich’s symphonies.