>> Zhang Bao-Li:
member of Melody of Dragon, Inc., and member of Chinese Music Ensemble
of NY, was born in Beijing and graduated from the China Music Community
College in Beijing. He studied with Prof. Zhang Shao of the Central
Conservatory of Music in Beijing at his age of nine and gave his first
public performance when he was ten. In 1978, he became the principal
of the Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble in Beijing and has toured
extensively throughout whole Asia and gained him highly prize. His
performances on the erhu, has been recorded on CD and cassette tape in
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and US.
After settle down in New York City, Zhang Bao-Li has performed and
lectured throughout the US. He has performed at the Lincoln Center, New
Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of
Music, Carnegie Hall, Joyce Theater, Merkin Concert Hall with different
groups including -- Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, H. T. Chen Dancers.
Zhang Bao-Li is not only a master on Erhu, but also a virtuoso performer
on other string instruments such as gaohu (high-pitched two strings
fiddle, the leader instrument of Cantonese Music), jinghu (also called
Beijing Opera fiddle). With varied varieties of repertoire, his music
combined both exquisite and crude styles.