About the Program
Hear both traditional and modern Chinese music with this accomplished ensemble led by performing artist Li Chi. Playing the erhu (the Chinese two-string bowed fiddle), Chi captivates audiences with her skilled musicianship.
A graduate of the Conservatory of Chinese Music, Li served as the erhu soloist for the National Traditional Orchestra of China and frequently performed in presidential concerts in Beijing. She has performed in venues across the United States, including Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center, among others. She is cofounder of the China Traditional Performing Arts Institute and director of the San Fernando Valley Chinese Music Ensemble. Li has been a faculty member in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology since 1998.