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Yan Jie Min(严洁敏)

Erhu artist Yan Jiemin is currently a Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.Ms. Yan graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, where she studied Erhu Performance and Composition under Professor Wang Guotong and Professor Xu Zhenmin.Ms.

Erhu artist Yan Jiemin is currently a Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. Ms. Yan graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, where she studied Erhu Performance and Composition under Professor Wang Guotong and Professor Xu Zhenmin. Ms. Yan’s erhu education began at age six and has included numerous awards and distinctions as both a peformer and educator. She came in first at the National Junior Folk Instrumental Solo Competition in 1982, and in 1994 won the First Prize at the International Competition for Chinese Instrumental Concerto held in Taipei. She was the recipient of the 8th National Award for Young Teachers in Tertiary Institutions presented by the Henry Fok Education Foundation in 2002.

Ms. Yan is active on the performing stage not only in China, but on the international music scene as well. As a recording artist, she has a number of solo albums to her credit. As a performing artist, she has held numerous recitals in many countries and regions in Asia, Europe, and Australia, and has performed with many composers and orchestras at some of the world’s most high-profile music festivals. These festivals include the English Huddersfield Modern Music Festival, Holland Festival, Australian Adelaide Festival, Lyon Musicades, Berlin Festival, Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, Zurich Theatre Spektekel, Melbourne Festival, Torino Settembre Musica, Taiwan Traditional Art Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, Macao International Festival, and Shanghai Spring International Festival. According to De Volkskrant, one of the most influential newspapers in Holland, Ms. Yan was acclaimed as an “electrifying virtuoso” and the “Oistrakh of China”. Billions of people around the world have watched her on CCTV, China’s most watched TV station.