Yuan Yuan is recognized throughout the world as one of the most active Chinese clarinetists on the international stage. After graduated from China Central Conservatory of Music and Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studied with prof.Huang Yuanfu, prof.Tao Chunxiao and prof.Herman Braune, Mr.Yuan has started a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, successfully cooperated with leading orchestras and prestigious virtuosos both in China and abroad.
Mr.Yuan is now the clarinet professor of China Central Conservatory of Music( CCOM ), Director of CCOM Orchestra Teaching and Research Office, Artistic Director of CCOM International Clarinet Festival, Guest associate principal clarinetist of China Philharmonic Orchestra, Both first prize winner and Chinese work prize winner of the 1st China National Clarinet Competition and National Woodwinds Chamber Music Competition.
Mr.Yuan has been invited as jury member at many international and national clarinet competitions, including the 42nd Belgrade International Music Competition(president of the jury), the 2nd and the 4th International Clarinet Competition Ghent, Czech Clarinet Art 2015, the 2nd Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition, Korea Chamber Music Association International Music Competition, Hong Kong International Clarinet Competition, etc.
Mr.Yuan has been invited to give recitals and masterclasses at many conservatories, clarinet festivals and international masterclasses around the world, including Belgrade Conservatory, Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, the 3rd Europe Clarinet Festival, Camerino Music Festival, Italian Clarinet University Summer Courses, Boston Clarinet Academy, International Clarinet Association Clarinet Fest 2016, Buffet Crampon 190 Anniversary, German Alexander Music Festival, Shanghai International Clarinet Festival, Xi’an International Clarinet Festival, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and many other cities in China.
As the founder, organizer and artistic director of the 1st and the 2nd Central Conservatory of Music International Clarinet Festival, Mr.Yuan successfully makes this festival becomes the highest standard and the largest international,national clarinet academic exchange platform in China.
Mr.Yuan is Buffet Crampon Artist. He has made several recordings, such as “Clarinet Classics” “Prof. Tao Chunxiao and Her Students” “Woodwinds Capriccio” “Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintet”. He is the editor of “CCOM Orchestral Excerpts for Clarinet” and published papers such as “History of Clarinet” “Methods of Clarinet”.