Classical Chinese Music: Guqin, Erhu, Guzheng
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center
Hailing from a long line of Chinese scholars, David Wong is a lifelong student of traditional Chinese arts. He has studied guquin (a seven-string zither), guzheng (Chinese table harp), pipa (Chinese lute), traditional Chinese painting, and tea culture under masters in the United States and China. His interests also led him to graduate studies both here and abroad, researching and absorbing the depths of his Chinese heritage.
Growing up in Southern California, Alan Yip studied guqin, erhu (two-string fiddle), and traditional Chinese painting under several masters in the United States and China. His interests in orchids and plants also led him to graduate studies, earning a master’s degree in horticulture and agronomy from the University of California, Davis. Yip actively teaches and performs at schools and community culture centers throughout California and has been invited to perform in numerous concerts in the US, China, and Malaysia. Currently, he is Program Director at Tranquil Resonance Studio in San Francisco.
Bonnie Lee started taking piano lessons at the age of five and continued her musical training with guzheng and guqin later in life. A multidisciplinary scholar, she has devoted herself to various aspects of traditional Chinese culture, including literature, tea, art, and music, studying with masters both in the US and abroad. As a member of the Qin Sheng Ensemble, formed in 2009, along with David Wong and Winnie Wong, Lee delights audiences with her musical performances in the United States and China. Currently, she is Artistic Director at Tranquil Resonance Studio in San Francisco.
Cosponsored by the Confucius Institute at UC Davis, as well as the Department of Music.