Texas Guzheng is a premier music band created and directed by the Guzheng musician, Jingqun Shao.
Originally from China, Ms. Shao started learning Guzheng at her early childhood from Master Xu Disheng and later graduated from Guangzhou Music Institute (Now Xinghai Music Conservatory) with highest honors.
Ms.Shao performed and taught in many countries such as Singapore, Canada, British and the USA. One of her students Liao Zilan won the championship at the international music contest held in England 1984. Another student, Sherry Hu won the Judge’s Distinction Award, Best Performance Award and First Place in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2014, and was thus invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Shao was awarded Diploma of Recognition for the extraordinary dedication and achievement in the field of teaching music and presenting students to perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
In Austin, Ms.Shao is the master teacher of “Shao Laoshi Guzheng Studio”. She has appeared as a soloist in concerts with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, presented multi-cultural lecture concerts for nearly 30,000 students and teachers and therefore was honored as “ Oriental Music ambassador”.
In creating Texas Guzheng, Mastet Shao wants to bring the best and most beautiful music to more audience, promote deeper appreciation of chinese ancient culture and develop the next generation of Guzheng artists.
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