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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Yangqin of Melody of China

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Yangqin of Melody of China

Melody of China is San Francisco’s premiere Chinese chamber music ensemble. Founder and director, Yangqin Zhao, will give a solo performance for library patrons.  


Biography: The director and one of the founders of Melody of China. Prophetically named after the instrument she plays, has established herself as one of the foremost yangqin performers in the world. A member of Chinese Musicians’ Association and the Chinese Nationalities Orchestra Society, Ms. Zhao 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.  Ms. Zhao 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.  Ms. Zhao 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.  Ms. Zhao 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.  

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Friday, February 12, 2021
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Digital Library

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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