I served as a faculty member at the first annual Youth Music Culture Guangdong conference in Guangzhou. Read about it here.
At TED 2016 in Vancouver, we reconvened to perform "St. James Infirmary Blues".
Cultural Connections is a performance series that I founded in Allston, MA, to showcase various music and dance traditions to the local community. These educational performances, held in local public schools and at the Harvard Ed Portal, are unique in that each piece is followed up with a Q&A about the history of the art form and the experience of performing in the arts in college. The series gives families the opportunity to watch an exciting array of performances for free, while undergraduate performers enjoy the chance to share their art with new audiences. You can read more about the 2016 Ed Portal performance here.
I'm featured on the Silk Road Ensemble's Grammy Award-winning album "Sing Me Home," available on Amazon and iTunes. The album explores the ever-changing idea of home through original and traditional folk tunes.
In October 2016, I played this contemporary concerto composed by my friend, Sam Wu, alongside five talented cellists: Audrey Chen, Sophie Applbaum, John Lee, Ryan Song, and Brian Zhao.
At the Boston premiere of the Silk Road Ensemble documentary, "Music of Strangers," I participated in a Q&A in which we discussed the importance of the arts and the Ensemble's work.