May, 2023

Zhou Yi


Praised for her “breathtaking” meticulous technique and expressiveness by the Washington Post, New York-based pipa (Chinese lute) and qin (Chinese zither) soloist Zhou Yi was born in Shanghai, China. After graduating from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhou Yi moved to New York and has been heard in various venues throughout the United States. Her select performances include: Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig Germany; Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic; Bun-Ching Lam’s Sudden Thunder with the Sinfonieorchester Münster; Zuqiang Wu’s Sisters of the Grassland with the Ohio Youngstown Symphony Orchestra; guest qin artist with the San Francisco Opera in Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber; guest pipa and qin artist with the Santa Fe Opera in Huang Ruo’s Dr. Sun Yat-sen; recording the music for David Henry Hwang’s off-broadway productions.