Sangam Arts: Strings and Bow

November 8th, 2018 Comments Off on Sangam Arts: Strings and Bow

I was very honored to be asked to perform with this talented group of musicians, including Arjun Verma(Sitar), Robert Howard (Cello), Sudhakar Vaidyanathan (Tabla). Written by Arjun Verma and com­mis­sioned by Sangam Arts (Silicon Valley, California),  this com­po­si­tion for four instru­ments was part of Mosaic Silicon Valley Strings and Bow concert, performed at Saratoga Public Library on July 14th, 2018.

The quartet per­for­mance was taped and published on NBC bay area, on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018: “Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa”: Mosaic Silicon Valley’s Strings and Bow

Pipa & Cello Duet Program

October 2nd, 2017 Comments Off on Pipa & Cello Duet Program

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cello Virtuoso Robert howard, the Pipa & Cello Duet Programs were held in different locations in the Bay Area February through July, 2017, including Music@Noon at Santa Clara University, Throckmorton Theatre Noon Concerts in Mill Valley, Concerts by the Square in San Francisco, and Huddart Park in Woodside. This program included com­po­si­tions by Bright Sheng and Zhou Long, as well as classic solo pieces by both performers.

Music @ Noon at Santa Clara University

January 13th, 2016 Comments Off on Music @ Noon at Santa Clara University

A pipa solo recital as opening program of Music @ Noon at Santa Clara University, January, 2016.2016 Music @ Noon

LA Chamber Orchestra GALA

February 8th, 2015 Comments Off on LA Chamber Orchestra GALA

“Under a Chinese Moon” was a unique fusion of Los Angeles artistry and timeless Chinese tra­di­tions in obser­vance of Lunar New Year. I was thrilled to be invited to perform with vibrant LACO artists for Lou Harrison “Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra”, conducted by their music director Jeffrey Kahane at The California Club, LA.

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New CD with Bridge Chamber Virtuosi

December 20th, 2014 Comments Off on New CD with Bridge Chamber Virtuosi

Bridge Chamber Virtuosi (violinist Wei He from SF Conservatory of Music, violist Jay Liu from SF Symphony, and cellist Amos Yang from SF Symphony) New CD released at the end of 2014. The CD collects Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard in China, Lei Liang Gobi Canticle, Dohnanyi Serenade in C, and Chen Yi Ning. I was fortunate to have such a wonderful chance to work with them, and did Chen Yi’s “Ning”, for violin, cello and pipa as its first recording. IMG_1612

Iris Chang Memorial Service

November 9th, 2014 Comments Off on Iris Chang Memorial Service

Playing “Flying Snow Decorating Green” for beloved NY Times best-​​selling “The Rape of Nanking” author Iris Chang (10.28.68–11.09.04) memorial service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.

Youtube link: Here

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IJ Lobby lounge interview

July 25th, 2014 Comments Off on IJ Lobby lounge interview

Interviewed by Paul Liberatore from Marin Independent journal’s “IJ lobby Lounge”, here is the article ‘s link…

Here is Youtube link

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SF Symphony AIM program

January 13th, 2014 Comments Off on SF Symphony AIM program

Since SF symphony AIM (Adventures in Music) inception in 1988, over 150,000 children have gone through the AIM program. 2014 is my third season to be part of this wonderful edu­ca­tional program with MOC musicians. The program last four months, (January-​​May, 2014),  visited over 80 SF public ele­men­tary school’s grades 3–5 students for hundreds of per­for­mances. This year, the theme is “music of the world”.

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SF Conservatory Concert Hall

March 15th, 2013 Comments Off on SF Conservatory Concert Hall

Premiered “Dancing on the Brink of the World” in 2013 Hot Air Music Festival at SF con­ser­va­tory of music concert hall. Composer Loren Jones, a native San Franciscan, has created this a 14-​​movement orches­tral com­po­si­tion inspired by his­tor­i­cal times, places, and personal expe­ri­ences of San Francisco from 1600 to the present. Conductor: John Kendall Bailey

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Old First Presbyterian Church, SF

December 7th, 2012 Comments Off on Old First Presbyterian Church, SF

It was wonderful to perform again with “Earplay” and “MOC” for Joan Huang’s work “Along the River During the QingMing Festival”. The col­labra­tion among the musicians, conductor and composer was spectacular…

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