Jing Lu Performed Chinese Dulcimer at Carnegie Hall

Zhou Yi, Jing Lu and Yi Li

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Jing Lu,  Zhou Yi and Yi Li performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. The performance offered a dialogue between Eastern and Western musical traditions. Also, through Jing Lu’s performance, it provides a great chance for spreading Chinese Dulcimer in New York. Lu also played pieces from the Western Classical repertoire, such as Csardas, Asturias (Leyenda), and Flight of the Bumblebee.

Jing Lu

A background about Jing Lu, she began studying yangqin (Chinese Dulcimer) at age four. She focused herself on practicing yangqin and participated in several performances. She received the highest achievement in China and was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music for classical yangqin at the age of twelve. Lu received her B.A. in Music Performing Arts from the top music conservatory in China, the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM). After graduation Lu decided to continue pursuing studies in the United States.

Lu has attained several notable credits such as Assistant Stage Manager for Three Women; Assistant Stage Manager for AK-47 Sing-Along in the 2010 New York Fringe Festival; Stage Manager for Broken Wings, Washing Away, and Birthday Triage; Production Stage Manager for musical Golden Poplar in Beijing’s Poly Theatre; Production Assistant for Flambe Dreams and Production; Assistant/Wardrobe Supervisor for A Letter to Harvey Milk at the New York Musical Theatre Festival; Production Assistant for Golden Child at Signature Theatre.

For twenty years, Jing Lu continues performing in many orchestral halls around New York City. She is currently attending Master’s degree at Columbia University and will receive her M.F.A in Stage Management in May 2013. She has a website for people who would like to contributing her a donation. She also gives special gifts to the contributors. One example of the special gifts given is contributors have 45 minutes long Chinese music lesson with Jing. Chinese Musical lovers must not miss this session because one on one music lesson with a famous person is a memorable experience.

Jing Lu performed together with Zhou Yi, a pipa player. Yi has performed several Chinese plays such as The Peony Pavilion, The Orphan of Zhao, and Ghost Lovers at Lincoln Center Festival, Wen Ji: Eighteen Songs of Nomad Flute at Asia Society, and Second Visit to the Empress with Shen Wei Dance Arts. She also performed in Spoleto Festival and the American Dance Festival. Quite of a few Asian American musicians including Le Zhang, Dave Liang and actresses from the play “Golden Child” including Julyana Soelistyo, Annie Q, Tina Chilip all attended the Jing Lu’s recital.

For more about Jing Lu, please visit: www.jingluarts.com

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Dave Liang, Le Zhang, Jing Lu, Zhou Yi

Jing Lu with Golden Child actresses (Julyana Soelistyo, Annie Q, Tina Chilip)

Jing Lu with mom

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