Prof. Shen, China’s famous violinist and viola player, holds concurrently many positions: professor in the String Faculty of Shanghai Conservatory (SC), vice chief of Violin and Viola Teaching and Research Office, the subject leading man in SC, the member of China’s Musician Association and Shanghai Musician Association and International Viola Society.
She is the first professional viola professor in China, and among the first batch of musician trained after founding of new China. She is one member of the first China’s Woman Quartet (the other three are Ms Yu Lina, Ms Ding Zhinuo, and Ms Lin Yingrong).
Born in November 1939 in Chongqing, Sichuan Province, she graduated from the section of violin of the middle school attached to Shanghai Conservatory in 1957, from the String Faculty of (SC), in 1962. In 1985, she had refresher training of viola playing and teaching in Australian Yatarcimaniya Conservatory in the capacity of visiting scholar.
She has been involved with performance and teaching of viola for more than40 years, having made a great achievements in teaching, brought up a big batch of teachers and talents of viola player. Among her students, some take the position of leading or the second player of viola in the orchestra famous both at home and abroad, and some are price-winners in the music competition.
She has been given the following titles of merits----
Shanghai Municipal Award for Bringing About Tallents
Award of He Luding Fund
Outstanding Teacher Award
Award to Dean, and to Outstanding Member of CPC,
which were all given by SC.
She enjoys the statue of receiving special subsidy from the State Council.