Ao Kun was born in Jiangxi province of China in 1975. He gained Bachelor of Arts degree from the Music Conservatory of Jiangxi Normal University with Zou Jianlin (2001) as well as a Master degree in saxophone performance from Conservatory of music “Niccollo Piccinni” (Italy) with Marco Albonetti (2006).
He performed a solo program at the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia (2006). He held recital and masterclass at the 2009 China Clarinet& Saxophone international Festival, 2011 Australian Clarinet& Saxophone Festival and 15th Festival Internazionale delle sassofono delle Faenza (Italy,2013), 2014 Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Nan Chang University(China),Gannan Normal University (China),Hangzhou Normal University (China), Jinggangshan Normal University (China), Conservatorio F.A.Bomporti (Italy), and Shih Chien University (Tai Wan).
Having worked and premiered works by many Chinese composers, such as Xu Zhibin, Liu Jian, he is active in the performance of both traditional and contemporary music. He regularly performs as soloist with Hubei Symphony Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra of Conservatory of “Niccolo Piccinni”
Ao Kun won the First Prize at the 15th Barletta International Youth Musician Competition in Italy, and won the first absolute Prize at the 3rd Massafra international Music Performance Competition in Italy. After that Ao kun has hold more than 50 recitals in Asia, Europe and Australia.
Ao Kun is the saxophone lecturer at the Wu Han Conservatory of Music in China. He is the associate dean of the Performing College of Wu Han Conservatory of Music.
Now he is artist of Henri SELMER Paris.
The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.
The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.
The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.