Carrie has been playing Guzheng since she was 6 years old under Yue Qiu, a young famous musician in China. From 2004, she started to study under Yun Qv, who is a prominent professor in Xi An Conservatory of Music. Carrie has also been taught by Lin Ling, who was one of the eminent Guzheng players, as well as a professor in China Conservatory of music. She is currently completing a Master degree of Education at Monash University.
Profile Category: Guzheng
Xue Chen, born in March of 1981, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Graducated from Zhejiang Art School and Shanghai Conservatory Of Music on traditional zither. Been taught by Mrs Gu Xiaoyan (National First Class zither performer), Professor Yuan Li and Professor Sun Wenyan (Both professors of Shanghai Conservatory Of Music). Worked for Zhejiang Opera Theater, Zhejiang Culture Museum and Zhejiang Provincial Culture Department.
I began learning the Guzheng at the age of five. At the age of ten, I passed the Guzheng tenth level examination with excellent results. At the age of fifteen, I held a solo Guzheng concert for the first time. From 2007, I started to study under Wangwei, a famous Guzheng player as well as a professor in Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Having won many highest rewards in various Guzheng competitions both municipal and provincial, including one gold medal from a national competition called ‘Oriental Youth Star Art Competition’, I consider myself to have accomplished a relative high level of the Guzheng performance with a good command of playing techniques and rich stage experience.
Junior Guzheng Teacher
Senior AA Teacher
Ping Jiang is a guzheng teacher at Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Music education from Conservatorium of music of Huaibei Normal University and completed her Master of Guzheng performance studies at the Conservatorium of music of Anhui Normal University.
Ping’s accomplishments to date includes:
* Silver at The Seventh Session of the National Art World Festival in 2005
* Silver at The Chang Ming Cup Guzheng competition in 2004
* Three of her students won gold at the national “China Red Composition” music competition in 2010