Guqin Concert by David Wong

David Wong

David Wong

David Wong

Executive Director, Tranquil Resonance Studio

Hailing from a long line of Chinese scholars, David Wong is a lifelong student of traditional Chinese arts. He has studied guqin (seven string zither), guzheng (Chinese table harp), pipa (Chinese lute), traditional Chinese painting, and tea culture under masters in the United States and China. His interests also led him to graduate studies both here and abroad, researching and absorbing the depths of his Chinese heritage. (Read full biography here.)

 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Concert: 7:30-8:30 pm

Reception immediately following.

Music Building, Room 115, UC Davis

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.

Executive Director of Tranquil Resonance Studio, David D. Wong brings his passion for the ancient traditions of China to every note he plays on both guqin and guzheng and every cup of tea he brews. He has studied with guzheng virtuoso Liu Weishan; Shanghai Conservatory of Music guqin professor and Guangling Qin School master Dai Xiaolian; Central Conservatory of Music guqin master Li Xiangting; traditional painter Huen Moon Yan of the Guangzhou Art Academy; world-renowned painter Zhang Daqian’s student, the 90-year-old master Fu Wenyan; and Roy Fong, tea master and proprietor of San Francisco’s most renowned teahouse Imperial Tea Court. David’s passion has also led him to graduate studies in both China and the United States, researching and absorbing the depths of his Chinese heritage. Besides performing and teaching music at schools and community culture centers, he has given lectures at various universities around the San Francisco bay area, always enthusiastic to share all that he has learned and showcase the artistic and cultural traditions of China.