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Traditional Classical Music of China
interpreted by LIU FANG on pipa and guzheng solo

Liu Fang transmits in an expressive and erudite way the beauty and grace of Chinese traditional classical music, while drawing out the subtle sonorities of the pipa and the guzheng. Through the power and sensitivity of her playing, she gives renewed interpretations of the ancient repertory, of the poetic as well as the martial styles. The growing admiration from listeners – experts and novices alike – attests to the great appreciation and respect for this highly talented musician.

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Resumé

Resides in Montreal (Quebec) Canada since 1996.

Born: 1974, Kunming (Yunnan), China.
Education:
   1988-90: Kunming School for the Arts
   1990-1993: Shanghai Conservatory for Music
   2001: Studied "music improvisation" with Prof. Tran Van Khe in Paris in Paris, supported by Canada Council for the Arts.
Performance highlights:
   Debut concert in Kunming in 1983.
   Performed for the Queen of England in 1985.
   Toured Japan in 1986.
   Since 1998 Liu Fang has given numerous concerts all over the world (see the highlights below).
Awards:

   1983-89: A number of prize in various Provincial competitions held in Yunnan, China.
  1988 - First prize for pipa at the national competition held in Chengdu (Sichuan), China.
   2001 - Future Generation Millennium Prize awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
   2006 - L'Académie Charles Cros Award (France).

What the music for?
“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and where to.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

Biography: About Liu Fang and her music - in a time when tradition is overwhelmed by the search for novelty and fusion, why Liu Fang's playing of this ancient traditional music can touch the hearts of so many listeners? A brief introduction to Chinese music from the traditional classical tradition

“Authentic traditional music remains forever contemporary”

PHOTOS

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(More options for photos: link 1 | link 2)
 

 

 
Press reviews

“The empress of pipa - one of the greatest virtuosos" - L'actualité (Québec).

“… one musician, but ten talented fingers!". - Sir Ian McKellen.

“Superb sensitivity and unrivaled dramaturgic feeling." - Mondomix (France).

“...the magic of the music of Liu Fang, divine mediator.." - World (France).

“... Masterful, graceful and riveting...” - BBC London (England).

“...so beautiful, so touching..." - Le Monde de la Musique (France)

"... Liu Fang’s total devotion to her playing has moved her beyond perfect execution to the creativity & flexibility that marks a true musician. ... " - fROOTS Magazine (UK)

“...delicate and sensational..." - De Volkskrant (The Netherlands).

“… A veritable feast for the ears, eyes, heart and soul" - Prof. Dr. Tran Van Khe (Paris).

"... a veritable feast of alluring sounds, ranging from the eloquent and lyrical to the flamboyant and percussive. The varied soundscape produced by one player and one instrument is quite dazzling…” - Dr. Janette Sanger, The Wholenote Magazine (Toronto).

More press reviews and the complete texts and their sources, see
www.philmultic.com/pressreview/
 

Audio DEMO

 
Demo pieces are found at reverbnation.com, diversiteartistique or GoProMusic.

Other sites available at WOMEX (2 demo pieces for solo pipa and guzheng); More pieces may be found in MYSPACE. If you are interested, we can send you demo CD and/or DVD by post (contact).
 

Video demo

Liu Fang on German TV

 

Liu Fang on CBC TV


 
More video demo can be found by clicking on the following links:
[1]pips solo; [2] Guzheng solo; [3]Youtube; or [4]
contact us for DVD demo
 


 


Contact & Booking information

Mailing address:
Philmultic Management and Productions Inc.
8191 Montview, Ville Mont Royal,
Quebec, Canada H4P 2P2

 

Contact person: Risheng Wang

Tel: ++1 (514) 482-6750
Fax: ++1 (514) 344-9974 (or -2657)
E-mail:

Website: www.philmultic.com

Email contacting is preferred due to our possible travelling

 
Liu Fang solo concerts: Booking period: Open / Regions: global

Booking for concerts with:

Information for concerts of contemporary music, collaboration with ensembles, string quartets, orchestra (pipa concerto), etc, please check www.philmultic.com/English/ or contact us via the above contact information.
 
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DISCOGRAPHY

Solo Albums

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2005
2006
2003
2001
1997

Albums for Various collaborations:

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2010
2008
2006
2004
2000

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