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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Supported by California Art Council Grant and San Francisco Chinese Cultural Center, I was selected as artist in residency at Starr King Elementary School in San Francisco for 10 weeks from Oct.2012 to Jan. 2013.
It was a great time working with grade three to five children, teaching and sharing my professional performance experience through singing and percussion with them. They learned from single note, rhythm, to team work and even standing posture at stage. Music is magic, every soul shines…
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In association with 2012 San Francisco International Art Festival, I was honored to be part of these two ensemble groups “Earplay” and “MOC” to present the world premiere work “Along the River During the QingMing Festival” at Herbst Theater. Composer Joan Huang received co-commision from these two ensemble groups. The work depicts the images of magnificent painting through western instruments (violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute) and chinese instruments (yangqin, pipa, guzheng, sheng, bamboo flute).
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With the talented Bridge Chamber Viotuoso, I was honored to be asked to perform “Ning”, a Trio for Violin (Wei He/SF Conservatory of Music), Cello (Amos Yang/SF Symphony) and Pipa, composed by Chen Yi, as part of Chamber Music Day at de Young Museum, Oct. 16.2011.
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With Canadian Mike Kostowsyj on amazing 55 strings bandura, I played Pipa, a solo and improvising duet live music at Half Moon Bay Wine Bar down Pillar Point harbor at Sep.25, 2011.
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World music combination gig, an acoustic round robin with Mike Kostowsyj on amazing 55 string ukraine bandura solo, Mark Kostrzewa on guitar solo, and my pipa solo, also including pipa+ guitar original composition duet, pipa + Bandura original composition duet, at Harbor village, wine bar, Half Moon Bay. April 17. 2011 .
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With House of Straw again, I played a benefit concert for victims of the Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami. 100% of profits goes to benefit charities helping in the relief effort. Joining for the show were the astonishingly gifted vocalist Amie Penwell (http://www.amiepenwell.net/), award winning saxophonist Hitomi Oba (http://www.hitomioba.com/), and violinist Michelle Maruyama (Symphony Silicon Valley),
A recipient of the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Composers Award Jack Perla — piano, as well as longtime collaborators and musical mind-readers David Arend — bass and Ricky Carter — drums, at ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco, April. 9th. 2011.