This event is part of the festivities taking place at the Boston Children's Museum celebrating the Chinese New Year! Hui Weng performs Chinese classical and folk music on the Guzheng, or Chinese zither.
Hui Weng is currently studying in the Masters of Music program in Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory (NEC). As the first Guzheng player to study at NEC, Hui is devoted to exploring a distinctive, personal style of Guzheng performance that maximizes the potential of the instrument and generates its unique expressive tension on stage. Hui primarily studies improvisation with Dr. Hankus Netsky, but has also received guidance from Eden MacAdam-Somer and Ran Blake. By performing in a multicultural and academic environment, Hui is exploring new methods of musical innovation through her modern style of Guzheng performance, seeking the perfect combination between classical music and contemporary improvisation.
Before her time at NEC, Hui earned a Bachelor of Music in Guzheng performance from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she was supervised by Professor Wang Zhou, a renowned master of the traditional Guzheng and music educator in China. Hui has received many awards, including the National Rising Star gold medal and Oriental Artist prize, her performances in major national and international competitions. In January 2011, Hui successfully held a solo concert in Beijing and released her first album Men of Letters. In the same year, Hui made her American debut with her “Twin Flowers” concert at the Pickman Concert Hall in Boston.
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