>> Xia Wen-Jie:
Chinese Banhu master, soloist of Melody of Dragon, graduated from the school of
Shanghai Traditional Music Orchestra in 1962. Later he joined the Shanghai Opera House
as principal soloist on the banhu, erhu and gaohu as well as becoming concertmaster of
its National Instruments Orchestra. Currently he also serves as concertmaster and
artistic director of Chinese Music Ensemble of NY.
Since moving to the United States, he has performed and lectured
throughout the country, especially in East Coast of US. He has performed at
the Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall,Merkin Concert Hall,
Columbia University, Peabody University with different ensembles
in New York City.