Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Presents: Desert River with Yazhi Guo, Leo Blanco, and Chi Wei Lo

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Desert River

Yazhi Guo , suona and guanzi
Leo Blanco, pianist and composer
Chi Wei Lo , pianist and improviser

Yazhi Guo is widely regarded as the world’s premier Suona virtuoso. The “Flexible Core” invented by him in 1993 allows Suona, a folk instrument, to play in large orchestras and greatly broadens the expressive nature of this instrument.  In 1998, he performed at the State Banquet welcoming President Clinton’s visit to China.  Guo was the 1998 Grand Prize winner of the New York Pro Musicis International Award. In 2007, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra presented him in large-scale concerts at stadiums and at Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall.  Guo was the recipient of the 2013 Hong Kong Artist of the Year Award.  He received his Artistic Diploma from Berklee College of Music in 2015.