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Lecture on "Chinese and Western Spirits in Music Scores for Pipa—Chinese and American Young Musicians' Comprehension of Chinese Philosophical Culture"
Date and Time: 2018-04-07 16:36:22

Speaker: Rachel C. Walker, Scholar, Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University

Xia Yuyan, Chinese youth Pipa player, graduated from the National Music Department of China Conservatory of Music.

Date: April 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: E206, Zhensheng Academy, Qingdao Campus

Sponsor: School of Political Science and Public Administration


Rachel C. Walker, a young American composer, once studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and China Conservatory of Music before. Now she is a scholar of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University. Her works have been performed in the United States, China, Sweden and Australia.

Xia Yuyan, a Chinese youth Pipa player, graduated from the National Music Department of the China Conservatory of Music. She has performed in many concerts held at home and abroad. With twenty years of performance experiences, she is good at playing various kinds of pipa, such as antiqued five-string Pipa, four-string Pipa, and so on. At the same time, she is adept at breaking through traditional performance style and drawing inspirations from improvisational collaborations with cross-border artistic categories such as dance, human voices, and painting.

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