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Artist-in-Residence: Wu Man

A Conversation with Wu Man & Jennifer Chang

A conversation with Wu Man and Jennifer Chang, Chapel Hill-based gu zheng musician and educator, on Wu Man’s career, featuring a pipa demonstration by Wu Man and a performance by Triangle-based pipa musicians, presented in collaboration with the Triangle Area Chinese American Society of North Carolina (TACAS).

Tuesday, April 5, 7 – 8:15 PM
Kirby Horton Hall, Doris Duke Visitor Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson Street, Durham (Directions)
Free & open to the public


Talking Music: A Conversation with Wu Man

A conversation with Wu Man and Elise DeVido, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Duke and Duke Kunshan University in China, about Wu Man’s career, her musical influences, and the link between traditional and contemporary Chinese musical performance.

Thursday, April 7, 12 – 1:15 PM
Forum for Scholars & Publics
011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke West Campus (Directions)
Free & open to the public


Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso, cited by the Los Angeles Times as “the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World.” Born in Hangzhou, China, Wu Man studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she became the first recipient of a master’s degree in pipa. She currently lives in Boston where she was chosen as a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University.

She performed at The White House with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Project, and has also collaborated with distinguished musicians such as David Zinman, Yuri Bashmet, and Cho-liang Lin. In the orchestral world she has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and many others.

  • Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 7:00pm