I am an erhu teacher at the Beckett School at Laurier, a registered early childhood music teacher, an erhu musician, and an erhu educator in a Chinese school in Waterloo Region. I began my musical journey at the age of four in my hometown of Beijing, China, studying erhu with renowned erhu masters Xunfeng Jiang and Yongning Liu. I hold a BA (2007) and an MA (2009) from Wuhan University.
I have been playing in orchestras since the age of five. I was the concertmaster of the Beijing Jinfan Chinese Orchestra (1998), Wuhan University Chinese Orchestra (2005), and Waterloo Chinese Orchestra (2014), as well as a guest musician in organizations such as the Canadian Chinese Orchestra. I am currently the music director and erhuist of the Grand River Chinese Orchestra and regularly perform solo and chamber ensemble repertoire.
The erhu is a Chinese two-stringed fiddle that first appeared during the Tang Dynasty. Its warm and soulful tones allow for the expression of diverse moods and emotions. Performing and learning in erhu has taught me the essence of Chinese culture and enriched my life. I have taught erhu to students ages three to 80, which has spanned over 12 years, with an individual approach to every personality. I love introducing Chinese culture to children and grownups through erhu and teaching them to enjoy music as a great treasure and inspiration. I am passionate about promoting Chinese music globally and bringing the East and West closer together.