Zhao Lin, born in Xi’an in 1973, has made a name for himself internationally as a film composer, just like his father Zhao Jiping, who wrote the music for Zhang Yimou’s world hits The Red Lantern and Farewell My Concubine. His son has also worked with Zhang Yimou (A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop, 2009) as well as with Chen Kaige (Together, 2002) and Ding Hei (The Great Qin Dynasty 2, 2013). After completing his studies of composition at the Central Conservatory in Beijing in 1996, Zhao Lin first composed for the National Traditional Orchestra of China. In 2004 he began to collaborate with the US-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma, for whose Silk Road Ensemble he contributed several pieces, as did his father. Zhao Lin also composed the double concerto Duo for Yo-Yo Ma and the Chinese sheng player Wu Tong, which had its world premiere in Shanghai in 2013 and its US premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall in the spring of 2015.