Beijing-born Guo Changsuo has a love for music since young. He started learning sheng from Wu Xing Shui at the age of nine, and with excellent results, he gained entry into the affiliated secondary school of the Central Conservatory of Music in 1979, studying under the tutelage of Lin Fu Gui. He was later transferred to the affiliated secondary school of the China Conservatory of Music in 1981. Guo Changsuo entered the Chinese Music Department of China Conservatory of Music in 1982 and studied under Zhang Zhi Liang. He represented the conservatory to perform in Hong Kong and was well commended. He joined the China Central Chinese Orchestra as a sheng performer in 1986 and has performed in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. He scored the highest mark in the woodwind and percussion category in the arts examination conducted by the China Cultural Department in 1997. He then joined the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as a sheng performer in late 1997 and is currently the sheng sectional principal.
Guo Changsuo’s delicate, skillful and touching performance has won him numerous commendations.