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Discover the exoticism and diversity of Yadong Guan

by on November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 18 at 8pm the Fredericton Playhouse will present the second of its Onstage Series performances: Yadong Guan.  Using the theatre as a backdrop, this component of our Spotlight Series introduces a highly intimate experience with some of Canada’s most exciting up-and-coming music artists.

The pipa concert offered by the virtuoso Yadong Guan brings a special magic to the ear and soul of the listener. As a soloist in the traditional Chinese repertoire, or as part of a duet or trio in original compositions, or in the adaptation of the musical work by Vivaldi, Debussy, Bartok or others, the interpretations are sensitive, touching and compelling.

Born in Beijing, China, Yadong Guan started studying pipa at the age of seven, and completed her university training as a musician with Master Lin Shi Cheng, an artist and renowned teacher. Upon graduating, she won first prize in the National Art Student Contest. From this moment, she has been selected many times to participate in exchanges and has distinguished herself in various contests as a pipa virtuoso, as well as a composer.

Yadong Guan is a brilliant and inspired artist with a repertoire and an instrument to discover, making this concert an experience of beauty you will not soon forget.

Tickets for Yadong Guan’s November 18 performance are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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