Xiaotang Gao – IPNHK 2019 Musicians

Xiaotang Gao, is a contemporary konghou and harp performer, graduated from Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) with a double major in konghou and harp. In 2018, she was admitted into the graduate faculty of CCOM in the first place, continuing to study kouhong. In 2007, she was enrolled in the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School, studying music under the tutelage of Professors Pingqiu Yue, Junzhi Cui and Wei Linlin. In 2012, Gao was invited to play the harp for Xi Jinping, the then Chinese Vice President and Enda Kenny, the then Prime Minister of Ireland in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and was cordially received. In 2016 and 2017, at the request of CCOM, Gao studied and interned in Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. During her internship period, she played the konghou solo in the annual concert Chinese Music Fun! Fun! Fun! at Tsuen Wan Town Hall, which was well received and attracted a lot of attention. In 2017, Xiaotang Gao was invited to play konghou for the 13th World Harp Congress (WHC), Hong Kong. Throughout the duration of the Congress, she performed in the Gala Concerto Concert, The Banquet and Asian highlight concert. “The Road” performed by Gao with three famous musicians is not only a new world premiere, but a new konghou music specially composed for the WHC, winning high praise from the guests.