The Music of China
Thursday, February 21st | 7:30pm
Gao Hong Master of the Chinese Pipa
Master of the Chinese pipa (lute), Gao Hong is an award-winning musician and composer. She began her career as a professional musician at age 12 and graduated with honors from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Gao has performed as a soloist and with symphony orchestras, jazz musicians and musicians from other cultures, on every continent but Africa and Antartica. As a composer she has received two Global Music awards and commissions from numerous organizations. In this concert, Gao Hong will perform music from the different regions of China, as well as her autobiographical composition, Flying Dragon. China’s foremost music publication, People’s Music, wrote of Gao Hong that, “like the famous Luoyang peony, she has gradually emerged as the best of all beautiful flowers…her performance has extremely strong artistic appeal and belongs under the category of ‘fine wine’…the more you listen, the more beautiful it gets…”
Individual lecture tickets will go on-sale after January 1, 2019.