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Sound of Dragon presents Taiwanese Music Meets Jazz on the Yangqin (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer) featuring Yaping Wang (Tiawan/France) & guests
Yaping Wang makes her Canadian debut with a diverse program. Her solo work employs electronic processing on the traditional Chinese hammered dulcimer. Wang`s compositions for jazz trio with Vancouver trumpeter John Korsrud and bassist Tommy Babin draw influence from her Taiwanese musical roots. She will also perform with harpist Albertina Chan and erhu player Lan Tung in the delicate and graceful work `Scented Flowers` by Vancouver composer Mark Armanini.
Composer and yangqin (Hammer Dulcimer) player Yaping Wang is a versatile musician from Taiwan. Her music crosses different genres, such as tango, jazz, rock, electronic, contemporary, baroque, Middle Eastern, and Gypsy. Rooted in ancient tradition, Yaping explores the colours and nuances in Asian music, with inspiration from her surroundings, the interaction with others, and the fusing of cultures. As an improviser, she has appeared at numerous international music festivals throughout Europe and performs frequently in concerts for the French National Radio. She is among the most popular performers at the Musée Guimet (National Asian Arts Museum). She has collaborated with musicians and ensembles in different countries. As a composer, Yaping has received commissions from The National Prehistoric Museum of Taiwan, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, Wewuying National Arts Centre, Paris Chinese Film Festival, and Theatre de la ville Paris. Her 2019 score and performance for the film “Melody de Ceylan” was selected to screen at Les Rimbaud du cinéma International Film Festival and Kolkata Film Festival. Yaping graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts as a yangqin major and received her masters degree in composition from the State University of New York.