Speaker: Yixiu Yan
Yixiu Yan studied bamboo flute, bawu, hulusi, xun, xiao, and paixiao with Mr. Lizhong Zhang, renowned in China as a wind instrument player and educator. Her exceptional command of the instruments earned her first place at the National Youth Competition for Chinese Traditional Instrument Performance, the golden prize at the Competition of Chinese Traditional Instrument Performance of Liaoning Province. She has also toured in Tokyo and Kitakyushu, Japan, as a representative of Dalian. Now a resident of Houston, she has performed throughout the City of Houston, Sugar Land, and beyond. Her appearances include performances at the 13th anniversary celebration for the Chinese Entertainment Center; the opening of the terra cotta soldiers exhibit at the Houston Natural Science Museum; the World Expo 2012 Shanghai and New Year celebration for the City of Houston; and the Celebration of China-U.S. Friendship hosted by the City of Atlanta and the Chinese consulate in Houston, etc. She remains an active member of the Chinese Bamboo Flute Professional Association.