Li Fengyun – IPNHK 2019 Musicians

Li Fengyun

Chinese guqin performer Li Fengyun is deputy director of Guqin Professional Committee of China, Kun Opera & Guqin Research Institute, vice president of China Nationalities Orchestra Society, president of Tianjin Guqin Association, professor at Tianjin Conservatory of Music. Graduated from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in 1985, she stayed in the Tianjin Conservatory of Music as a teacher and founded her specialty in guqin. She was a disciple of guqin masters Chen Chong, Li Xiangting, Xu Jian and Li Yunzhong. In 1987, she came under Mr. Zhang Ziqian’s tutorship, a master of the Guangling Qin School, and gained the essence of the Guangling Qin School. Up to now, Li Fengyun has held nearly 100 performances of and lectures on guqin. She has also held Concerts in Hong Kong, Moscow, and Taiwan in China, as well Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, the United States, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal, and so on.

Over the years, Li Fengyun has devoted herself to promoting guqin culture. In 2002, she performed for UNESCO experts in Beijing, together with flautist Dr. Wang Jianxin, in a collaborative effort to apply for the world’s intangible cultural heritage for guqin. Since 1999, she has performed “Xiao Sheng Qin Yun” concerts in Beijing Concert Hall, Zhongshan Concert Hall and Tianjin Concert Hall every year, which has been warmly received by the audience. Li Fengyun collected the journals of Zhang Ziqian, Cao Man Suo Ji, who was a guqin master of the Guangling School, and participated in the editorial work of New Edition of the History of Guqin by guqin historian Xu Jianwen, and contributed an epilogue. In the meantime, she published a great number of personal albums as well as many academic papers, in significant contribution to the heritage of guqin.