Wu Man, Solo Pipa

March 28, 2013
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
3800 University Boulevard (Route 193) and Stadium Drive
College Park, MD

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and as a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Chinese-born musician Wu Man creates and fosters projects that give this ancient instrument a new role in today’s musical world.

She has introduced the pipa — the traditional, four-stringed Chinese lute — to new audiences around the world and has commissioned and premiered more than a hundred new works.

Through projects she has instigated, the pipa has found a place in new solo and quartet works, concertos, opera, chamber, electronic and jazz music, as well as in theatre productions, film, dance and collaborations with visual artists.

Her adventurous musical spirit has also made her a respected expert on the history and preservation of Chinese musical traditions, reflected in her recorded and live performances and multi-cultural collaborations.