About Winnie Wong | 中文簡介
Winnie Wong began her training on the guzheng in 1982 at the age of four and a half under the expertise of guzheng virtuoso, Ms. Weishan Liu and at the age of 5, she had her first debut . She immediately developed a deep unconditional bond between the guzheng its cultural. From the start, she was surrounded and nurtured through the world of solo, ensemble and orchestral music. Being from a Chinese immigrant family, guzheng allowed her to stay connected to her roots, but more importantly, share with the community the beauty of depth of Chinese music and culture.
Ms. Wong’s aspirations are to share and promote cultural experiences through performing arts, giving to the community and sharing with the world her love and passion for music. Throughout her career, her musical talent has been showcased at events for the current San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, former mayor Willie Brown, Assembly member Leland Yee Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Tien, the grand opening of the San Francisco Main Library, Grand Opening of the Asian Art Museum, and the dedication of the permanent Chinese artifact exhibit and federal courthouse in Sacramento. On other occasions, she has given lectures and demonstrations at the 2016 online Harp Summitt, University of California Santa Clara, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and various other universities and colleges in California.
She has performed and coordinated entertainment for the Hong Kong Tourism Board's Project, "Hong Kong, Live It, Love It" in their promotional campaign to increase tourism in Hong Kong. In 2003, Ms. Wong founded China's Spirit Music Ensemble and member of a fusion music ensemble, “Ultra World X-tet” and an Irish Chinese Trio along side Diana Rowan and Colm O'Riain (combining improvisation with folk music from both worlds). In most recent projects, she performs in solo and collaborative concerts as a part of the “Notes for Nourishment” Series raising funds benefiting organizations that give assistance to their local community in cities all over the US.
Through her live performances, her audience’s response to her as a passionate and in depth artist who touches their hearts and transcends the senses of the listeners into a world that stretches beyond their imagination. On March 28, 2016 "Listen for Life" presented Ms. Wong with the"Musician of the Heart" award for her performances, achievements and her dedication towards promoting music and culture to the new generations of musicians!
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