Old First Presbyterian Church, SF

December 7th, 2012 Comments Off

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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Artist in Residency at Starr King, SF

October 16th, 2012 Comments Off

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…

Herbst Theater, SF

May 10th, 2012 Comments Off

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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Electric Works Gallery, SF

February 9th, 2012 Comments Off

The dots between Chinese pipa and Bay Area artist Hung Liu’s works as fund raiser to support the SF Contemporary Music Players.

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de Young Museum, San Francisco

October 16th, 2011 Comments Off

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.

Acoustic Music at HMB Wine Bar

September 25th, 2011 Comments Off

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.

Santa Clara Church

July 16th, 2011 Comments Off

I performed for Dr. GONG Minlu’s special lecture “Christian Culture in the Eyes of Xiangxi Writer Shen Congwen”, presented by Friends of Ricci and the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim in Santa Clara Church, July 16, 2011.

2011 Houston International Festival (iFest)

April 29th, 2011 Comments Off

Back to Houston again, on April, 29, at downtown Sam Houston Park, I performed the “Courtside” with Houston Opera House HGOco. The 2011 Houston International Festival (iFest) follows the route of Marco Polo with a focus on China , India and other cultures of the Silk Road.

Acoustic World Music Gig, Half Moon Bay

April 17th, 2011 Comments Off

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 .

Japan Earthquake Relief Concert at ODC, San Francisco

April 9th, 2011 Comments Off

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​.amiepen​well​.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.

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