Alan Yip Concert

About the Concert

The Confucius Institute at UC Davis is delighted to present a special concert by acclaimed musician Alan Yip. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The performance will be followed by a reception in honor of Alan Yip.

Guqin, known as the "musical instrument of the sages," is a seven-stringed zither that has long been appreciated by the Chinese literati for its beautiful sounds that express profound emotions and inspire spiritual transcendence. With a repertoire spanning several millennia, quqin represents a unique bridge between the past and the present of Chinese high culture.

Accomplished musician Alan Yip has studied guqin with virtuoso LUI Puiyuan, and erhu with maestro HE Wangbao. He has over a decade of guqin and erhu performance experience and has been invited to numerous concerts in different countries. This concert brings together two classical Chinese musical instruments and promises to be a rare treat for music lovers. See his full biography below.

On May 27, Alan will perform famous pieces including “Running streams” (the piece of music carried by US spaceship Voyager to represent the music of China in 1977) and other Chinese music on both the guqin and erhu.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Concert
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Reception

Music Building
Room 115
UC Davis


About Alan Yip

Alan Yip grew up in Southern California where he studied erhu under acclaimed maestro, HE Wangbao. With over a decade of erhu performance experience, Alan Yip has actively delved into many regional and contemporary styles of playing, ranging from solo instrumental, orchestral, ensemble, to traditional Cantonese music and Cantonese opera. Intrigued by its sound and history, Alan Yip began his studies of guqin as a pupil of famed pipa and guqin virtuoso, LUI Puiyan. Eager to broaden his technique and aesthetics on guqin, he has since studied under such noted musicians as GONG Yi, WU Ziying, CHEN Changlin, and DAI Xiaolian. He has been invited to numerous concerts in such countries as USA, China, and Malaysia, and is an active promoter of Chinese music in the U.S. and abroad. Besides Chinese classical music, he has studied Chinese court-style painting under the tutelage of Puxian Aisin-Gioro - cousin of the last emperor of China, Puyi. Alan Yip holds a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of California, Davis, where he is finishing his MSc in Horticulture and Agronomy this Spring.

叶沛霖, 加州大学戴维斯分校园艺学、农学硕士。在南加州成长的叶沛霖,师从二胡演奏名家何王保先生学习二胡,师从琵琶和古琴大师吕培原先生学习古琴,在二胡及古琴方面皆有很深的造诣。叶沛霖经历十数年不断的练习和演出,在传统及现代二胡领域中,涉猎范围广及独奏、齐奏、合奏音乐及广东音乐、广东大戏。