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Shawn Patrick Moore is a musician, actor and cultural entrepreneur. He appears regularly on stages across China, including solo appearances, and festivals such as the Bard Music Festival and Tan Dun's “Yin Yao” Music Festival. His musical style traverses classical, folk, and electronic. He has collaborated with globally known artists such as Tan Dun, Joan Tower and Natalie Merchant in his pursuit of musical diversity. His 2022 album, "Violin Atlas," leads listeners from Bach's classics, to Beethoven's romanticism, and ends with jazz-style free improvisation and original contemporary music.


Shawn recently collaborated with acclaimed director Zhang Guoli, participating in the production of the Chinese version of "The Shawshank Redemption" stage play, with 15 shows in 2023 and over thirty shows scheduled for their 2024 China tour. This experience has expanded his artistic vocabulary and inspired new projects in film and composition. As an active composer and music producer, Shawn also contributed original music to the production of the "The Shawshank Redemption".


Shawn’s production company, YF Studio, is also actively engaged in music production and education. YF collaborates with companies like miHoYo and Tencent in music production, and is also committed to providing high-quality music education and opportunities for the next generation of young artists.


As the Asia Representative of renowned institute of higher education, Bard College, Shawn also strives to promote liberal arts education for future generations. Through his multifaceted efforts in music, performance, and education, Shawn demonstrates his strength and influence as a leading figure in the cultural and creative industries in China.


Upcoming 2024 projects include a film project with world renowned director Jiang Wen, and the composition of an original musical.


Shawn is a graduate of Bard College and Yale University, holds dual degrees in music and Asian studies, and speaks English, Mandarin and Korean. He currently resides in Beijing.

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