Monday, July 9, 2018

Pipa soloist Yang Jin in Oakland, September 23.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's branch in Oakland will host pipa soloist Yang Jin on September 23 as part of its World Kaleidoscope series.

Yang Jin is one of the leading Pipa soloists of her generation.

Born in Datong, Shanxi Province, in 1982, Yang Jin began her study of Pipa at age nine. She received her BA and MA degrees from the world-famous Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Before relocating to the U.S., she served as a pipa instructor at Wuhan Conservatory of Music.

She has performed in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, France, the U.S., Britain, Japan and the Philippines. In 2010, Jin was the only pipa performer from Mainland China selected to participate in the “Kronos Quartet and Wu Man Master Class” at Carnegie Hall. In October 2016, Jin began playing with Yo-Yo Ma’s “Silk Road Ensemble.”

Jin is a solo performer of the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh Purple Bamboo Ensemble, Gypsy Rad Ensemble and Afro Yaqui Music Collective (Jazz). She has performed hundreds of concerts in Ohio and Pennsylvania since 2013.
The performance runs from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and is free and open to the public. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.