Solo Recital China / USA

Wu Man is one of the rare musicians who has changed the history of the instrument she plays.

Boston Globe

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She's a one-woman force of nature, and a muse for contemporary composers.

From the first pluck of the pipa string through to the last percussive pelt on the 2000 year-old lute-like instrument, Grammy Award nominee and 2013 Instrumentalist of The Year, Wu Man will have you hooked.

A virtuoso and ambassador of the pipa, Wu Man brings us music from the borderlands, music that defies expectations, music so epic it spans dynasties. Her creativity and curiosity have led to collaborations with leading contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Tan Dun and Terry Riley, and performances with the Silk Road Ensemble, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and the Kronos Quartet.

With a repertoire that ranges from bluegrass to Beijing opera, Wu Man plays selections from her 2010 recording Immeasurable Light and her most recent album Borderlands. This recital traces an illuminating and deeply personal journey of how the pipa's story has shaped her own.

Go deep into the heartland of string-playing - you'll find magic there.

Post-concert talk: Sun 10 Mar

#In a nutshell: The world's hottest pipa player and music that spans dynasties.



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