Xiaoyun Miao - The Art of the Chinese Lute (1998/2017)
FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 MB
53:35 | World, Ethnic, Folk | Label: ARC
Ms. Miao Xiaoyun, virtuoso of Chinese lutes Ms. Miao Xiaoyun is a musician of outstanding virtuosity and versatility. She plays several types of Chinese lutes, including tenor ruan, bass ruan (2 round-bodied lutes) and pipa (a pear-shaped lute). Born in Beijing, Ms. Miao started to learn various plucked instruments at an early age with renowned teachers in China, among them Wang Fandi (pipa), Wang Zhongbing (ruan) and Pan Yuzhang (ruan). In 1978 she won a competition for the entrance examination to the ‘Central Conservatoire of Music’ in Beijing. Upon graduation with a BA degree in 1982, she became the first teacher in the China Conservatoire of Music to establish the ruan as a major instrument (both conservatoires are the most prestigious in China).