Masterclass: Wu Fei, guzheng

Wu Fei

April 7, 2024 | 6:00PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

Wu Fei is a classically trained composer, singer, and master of the guzheng, the 21-string
Chinese zither. She has performed around the world at venues including the Forbidden
City, New York’s MoMA, Paris’ Quai Branly Museum, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Vossa Jazz,
the Europalia Festival, and the Big Ears Festival in Tennessee.

Wu Fei plays in the guzheng’s vernacular — a musical language at least 2,500 years old –
mixing Western classical and Chinese traditions with a contemporary, idiosyncratic sound.
Wu composes for choir, string quartet, chamber ensemble, Balinese gamelan and orchestra.
Her chamber orchestral work “Hello Gold Mountain,” inspired by the stories of Jewish
refugees who fled to Shanghai from Europe in World War II, earned a MAP Fund award.

Free and open to the public. 

Prior to the masterclass, Wu Fei presents a solo concert with UChicago Presents at 3:00 PM in the Logan Center Performance Hall. Learn more and get tickets here.