Ge Yang

Ge Yang ○

Liuqin and Xiaoruan Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Ge joined the HKCO in 2004 and has served as current position since 2014. She began learning the liuqin at the age of five under Tian Moubin. Ge entered the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in 1994, being the first student specialised in liuqin since the establishment of the school; she was later admitted to the Traditional Music Department of the Central Conservatory of Music to receive advanced training in liuqin and zhongruan. She has benefited from the teaching and coaching of Wang Huiran, Wang Hongyi, Tian Moubin, Zhang Xinhua, Xu Yang, Lin Jiliang et al, and was the recipient of the People’s Scholarship (Grade A and Grade B) for ten consecutive years and other scholarships.

Ge was the recipient of two Outstanding Awards at the 1998 and 2000 Dragon’s Cup Traditional Instrumental Music Experience-sharing Contests. In 2000, she was sent by the Ministry of Culture of China to participate in the Osaka International Music Festival and received critical acclaim. In 2004, she was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music to study for a double Master’s degree in liuqin and zhongruan.

Ge has assimilated the various distinguished styles of China’s stylistic schools and blended tradition with modernity to come into her own. Since joining the HKCO, Ge has performed solo in many orchestral concerts, including the world premiere of Listening to the Wild Geese, a double concerto for Tang-style xiaoruan and guqin. She released her first album of liuqin, dizi and xiao in 2017. Invited by the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, she premiered the liuqin concerto, Chi Bi, in Taiwan in 2018, she later released her own album with the same title in 2021 and LP record in 2022 and received critical acclaim. Ge has extensive experience on the concert stage all over the world.