San Francisco Chinese Ensemble 1

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San Francisco Chinese Ensemble 1

This San Francisco Chinese Ensemble performs both traditional and contemporary music, as well as new commissioned works in annual concerts and touring performances.

They also have a database of Chinese Artists living in North America and some in other countries. It includes various instrumentalists, dancers, composers, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and also some non-Chinese musicians who also play traditional Chinese instruments.

San Francisco Chinese Ensemble artistic director

The artistic director of this San Francisco Chinese Ensemble is a member of Chinese Musicians’ Association and the Chinese Nationalities Orchestra Society. She graduated with Honors from the Music Department of the Nanjing Normal University and became the head of the faculty of Instrumental Music of the university. She won the highest award by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in 1982.

This musician also won first prize at the Jiangsu Provincial Arts Festival in 1987 and 1991. Her profile appeared in the "Who's Who in Young Chinese" and "The Chinese Musicians Yearbook” in 1990. She has been invited to perform internationally in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico and Germany. In June of 1996, she was invited as one of seven greatest musicians hailed as masters on the yangqin for the Tanz & Folk Fest Rudolstadt (Folk Instruments Festival) in Germany. She also represented China and the United States playing the Chinese hammered dulcimer at the International Santur Festival in Iran in 2003. She has performed at Lincoln Center, with the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, The Woman Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony.

San Francisco Chinese Ensemble musician

The other musician of this San Francisco Chinese Ensemble is a member of Chinese Musicians’ Association. She finished her study in the Music Department of Nanjing Normal University in 1987. She was named one of Ten Best Musicians by the university in 1990. She was an instructor of guzheng in the Nanjing Children Music and Dance School for years before she immigrated to U.S. in late 1990s. She has performed internationally in Singapore, Demark and Germany. Her students competed in the 2010 International World Cup Chinese Instruments Competition where they won Gold Medals.

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Country United States
City San Francisco
State/Province California
Performer Type Musical Act

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