Soloist with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on Tan Dun's pipa concerto
in four performances at Ordway Center in St. Paul with Tan Dun conducting.
Sold-out performance at Walker Art Center entitled "Gao Hong and Friends
Around the World" in which Gao Hong was joined by jazz legend James Newton,
shakuhachi master Yoshio Kurahashi, sitarist Shubhendra Rao, tabla player
Ty Burhoe, jazz bassist Anthony Cox, the multicultural group Speaking in Tongues,
and Minnesota blues icons Donald and Faye Washington. Featured artist in the
“Rainbow Concert” at Florida State University, School of Music;
Performances with The Spirit of Nature in St. Paul, Winona, and Northfield,
Minnesota, and at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Performance
at Walker Art Center with Zeitgeist and Jin Hi Kim. Recorded CDs with early
music ensemble Belladonna and with cast of "Gao Hong and Friends Around
the World" concert.
Performer/composer in Ragamala production of "Transposed Heads"
at Southern Theater, Minneapolis. Live broadcasted solo performance on Minnesota
Public Radio. Composed soundtrack and performed on six-episode series "Made
in China" which aired on PBS stations nationwide. Solo performances at
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and
Winona State University Residential College. Performance with early music
ensemble Belladonna at Musical Instrument Museum, Vermilion, South Dakota.
Solo performance at Yale University for Washington's Governor Gary Locke.
Performance with Anthony Cox at The Festival Dancing in Your Head at Walker
Art Center, Minneapolis.
Performed at Festival of Perth Australia, with “The Peony Pavilion”.
Soloist with Intersection Chamber Orchestra on Tan Dun's "Ghost Opera"
pipa concerto (pipa with string orchestra). Performed with Fred Ho and the
Monkey Orchestra at Mountain View Jazz Festival, Vermont. New Music Concert
with Melody of China, San Francisco. Soloist and composer on world premiere
theater production of "Song of the Pipa" with Theatre Mu. Collaborative
performance at Music in the Parks Series with Belladonna. Residency in 30
public schools for Dubuque Arts Council, Dubuque, IA. Soloist on world premeire
pipa concerto by Janika Vandervelde with Women's Philharmonic, San Francisco.
Solo performance for Minnesota International Citizens Award Banquet and Grantmakers
in the Arts Annual Conference, Minneapolis MN. Performance with The Spirit
of Nature at Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, KY. Residency for Arts
Are Basic, Lincoln, NE in 18 public schools and performance at Lentz Center
for Asian Arts and Culture, Lincoln, NE. Performance of Tan Dun's “Pipa
Concerto” with University of Iowa Symphony. Performance at Cedar Cultural
Center, Minneapolis, MN with Speaking in Tongues and others.
Performances with Lincoln Center production of “The Peony Pavilion”
in Lincoln Center Festival, Festival d'Automne a Paris, Festival de Teatro
d'Europa Milan; world premiere performance with Portland (Maine) Symphony
of Nancy Van de Vate's “A Peacock Southeast Flew”; performance
with Duluth-Superior Symphony; performance at University of Hong Kong; recorded
CDs with Speaking in Tongues, The Spirit of Nature, and with flamenco guitarist
Wayne Wesley Johnson.
Soloist on premiere recording of pipa concerto “A Peacock Southeast
Flew” by Nancy Van de Vate with Moravian Philharmonic in Czech Republic
(Vienna Modern Masters label); performed West Coast premiere of Lou Harrison's
“Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra” with the Seattle Creative
Orchestra; performed world premiere with Minnesota Chorale; residency at Peabody
Conservatory with Music From China (NYC); performed world premiere with Heidelberg
Philharmonic and solo concert at CHIME (European Foundation for Chinese Music
Research) International Conference, Heidelberg, Germany; performed at San
Francisco Jazz Festival with Fred Ho and The Monkey Orchestra. performed at
Smithsonian Institution solo and with Music from China.
Performed U.S. Midwestern premiere of Zhou Long’s pipa concerto
“Peking Drum” with Keith Clark conducting the University of Minnesota
Symphony Orchestra; also a guest soloist with Kenwood Chamber Orchestra at
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Northeast Orchestra (MN); and Bloomington
Symphony (MN); Bay Youth Orchestra, Virginia Beach, VA; also performed with
Fred Ho and The Monkey Orchestra at Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn, NY; with
the Lincoln Symphony (NE) on Tan Dun's “Circle”; with Inoue Ensemble
and Blended Cultures Orchestra; and solo concert at the Hebei International
Music Festival and others.
1996 - 97
Featured in television documentaries
filmed by both Henan and Hebei Provincial Television Networks in China, Luoyang
Television in China, and by Asian Media Access in Minneapolis for their East
Meets West television series.
Joint tour with Lin Shicheng
with performances in Beijing; Honolulu; Seattle; St. Paul, and Winona, Minnesota;
Recorded CD Hunting Eagles Catching Swans with Lin Shicheng. Founded a professional
Chinese music ensemble the Spirit of Nature.
Solo performances at 50th Anniversary
Commemoration of Sino-Japanese War, O’Shaugnessy Auditorium, St. Paul,
and at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. Solo performance at St Cloud State University,
U.S.Tour (solo) with performance in New York City; Pittsburgh; Cleveland;
Denver; Minneapolis; St. Paul; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Albany, Brentwood&
Geneva, New York. Numerous performance in United States at universities, festivals,
and in concert halls; including solo recitals, performances with ensembles
comprised of both Chinese and Western instrumentation; performances with jazz
musicians Fred Ho, Anthony Cox, Dean Granros and Dave King; and performances
with the multi-ethnic Blended Cultures Ensemble.One of two on-stage musicians
in Tokyo run of famous Japanese playwright Hideki Noda's “Kiru”.
Solo performances in several
Japanese cities, including Tokyo, Hiroshima, Yokohama,Hitachi, Osaka and others.
Soloist with Chinese Performing
Arts Delegation which toured Japan.
Soloist with Beijing Song
& Dance Troupe.
Solo and ensemble performances
and recordings with various Central Conservatory ensembles including those
broadcast on radio and television.
Solo and ensemble performances
with Hebei Provincial School for the Arts touring troupes including those
broadcast on radio and television.
Pipa performer with Handan
Song & Dance Troupe.
Featured in articles worldwide:
Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, Chronicle of Higher Education, Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, Minnesota Monthly, City Pages, Asian Pages, Asian American Press,
Guitarist, Skyway News, Telegraph Herald, China Daily, Henan Daily News, Luoyang
Daily News, Luoyang Nightly News, The Villager (NYC), World Journal, Mpls/St.
Paul Magazine, Chinese Pipa Society Newsletter, Beijing Daily, China Youth
Daily, Guangmin News, China Press, Celebrity Magazine, Yanzhao Nightly News, Oversea
Chinese Newspaper, China Daily and others.
Reviews on her music:
Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco
Classical Voice, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
Milwaukee Shepherd-Express, La Opinion, City Pages, Siren, Pulse, The Courier-Journal,
Asian Pages, Scranton Times, String Notes American Chinese Times, Journal
of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research, ACMR Reports (Journal
of the Association For Chinese Music Research), Sing Out!; China's People's
Music, China Music News, Opus Pocus, the Magic of Music and others.
Guest lecturer and teacher of traditional
Cornish Institute (Seattle); Middlebury College; Yale University; Peabody
Conservatory; CHIME (European Foundation for Chinese Music Research) International
Conference (Germany); Xian Conservatory (China); Meet the Composer Conference
(San Francisco); Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA); the universities of Iowa,
Nebraska, Minnesota, and St. Thomas; Carleton College; Macalester College;
Augsburg College; Winona State University; Roster artist with the Minnesota
State Arts Board, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's CONNECT Program, Young
Audiences, COMPAS and others.
China Central Radio Station, China Central International
Radio Station, Hong Kong radio and television, Japan's NHK, Voice of America
radio station, Los Angeles’s KCSN (NPR), Luoyang Television, Henan &
Hebei Provincial Television Network, Hebei Provincial Radio Station, Minnesota
Public Radio's All Things Considered and The Morning Show, Minnesota Public
Radio's Fargo-Moorhead affiliate, ABC's "On the Road" with Jason
Davis, Twin Cities Public Television's News Night, KMSP-TV's Channel 9 News,
KFAI-FM's Century Song, Seattle's KUOW(NPR) and KBCS and other radio and television
stations in the U.S., China, Argentina, Czech Republic and others.