World music institute presents
Pipa Music of China
Thursday, November 20, 2008 7:30 PM
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Broadway at 95th St.
Liu Fang, a foremost representative of the younger generation of pipa (lute) soloists, is regarded as one of the leading pipa players outside China. Born in China in 1974, she studied at the Shanghai Conservatory for Music. Since moving to Canada in 1996, she has had an impressive international career and received many honors including the prestigious New Millennium Prize and L’Académie Charles Cros Award (French equivalent of the Grammy). Her repertoire features music from the classical tradition, as well as contemporary works, and includes pieces rarely heard pieces.
“masterful, graceful and riveting” - BBC London
More information, press, audio & video demo: www.myspace.com/liufang