Boston Guzheng Ensemble
The Boston Guzheng Ensemble was founded by Shin-Yi Yang in 2002. It is the only guzheng ensemble in the New England area and the mission of the ensemble is to promote Chinese culture and music to the public and to bring to the audience a new sound and aural experience that are slightly different from the more typical individual performances. Besides hosting annual concerts and giving educational performances at town libraries, the Ensemble has been featured on a number of prominent concert series including the Fifty-Sixth National Conference CMS/ATMI National Conferences, “Never Too Late” Program presented by the Boston Public Library, “Chinese Fan-tasia”, a dance and music performance series presented by Springstep, and “Rising Step by Step”, Musica-Eclectica Concert Series presented by Eastern Nazarene College. Their concert experiences have also included the John Hancock Hall, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio, New England Conservatory's Brown Hall, Regis College's Casey Theatere, and the Indian Hill Music Center. In 2007, the Ensemble released their first CD album entitled “New England East Wind”. The ensemble was also created to raise the level of the members’ skills and to cultivate the concept of teamwork.