In his study at Beijing Institute of Technology, he began to try different kind of composing with at least 100 pieces, including concertos, solo piano pieces, chamber works, orchestral works, and arrangements of other works. He began to get his own kind of style, which much more influenced by the Russian composers such as Prokofiev and Kabalevsky. And Traditional Chinese tunes can also be found in his works. In February of 2010, he was commissioned by the Classical Music Group of Renmin University of China to write a piece of music, which is a Capriccio for Piano.
Currently Shaofan is a graduate student in University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
(by the composer himself)
My piece is mainly describing the sky especially the Short-lived ISON comet.