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Bai Yang and Wu Man in Concert


23 May 2017

One of China's most lauded young musicians, guzheng virtuoso Bai Yang joined by pipa master Wu Man this September

Discovered through talent contests on Chinese television, Bai Yang has risen to be one of the most celebrated young champions of traditional Chinese musical culture. Her performances on the guzheng, a 21-string the Chinese zither, are regularly hailed as a tour-de-force.

Central to traditional music, the sounds of the guzheng are well known to western audiences through countless film scores and the innovative tracks of western rock bands including Gorillaz. In China it remains the most loved and appreciated of all traditional instruments.

For her debut Australian performance, Bai Yang will perform works that span the centuries of writing for the guzheng, from the elegiac folk music of Chazhou in ancient times to the exhilarating compositions of recent decades.

Bai Yang's performances of ancient and new music are resolutely modern, youthful and energetic.

Bai Yang is joined by special guest Grammy award winning Wu Man. No stranger to Sydney audiences, Wu Man is a pipa player without peer.

A past winner of Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year, Wu Man regularly appears with luminaries including Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble, Tan Dun and the Kronos Quartet.

Bai Yang and Wu Man will be accompanied by the musicians of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to perform a mix of music - from Chinese classical to the best of global contemporary.

Enthralling, mesmerising and utterly compelling - Bai Yang and Wu Man together will transform your idea of music.

One performance only.

When: Sunday 24 September, 2pm
Where: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $45 standard, $35 full-time students/pensioners
Bookings: Click here »