Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble

In-Person & Livestream

Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble was formed by a group of guzheng lovers in 2006. We are a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote guzheng music through public performances. The ensemble meets regularly for practice and rehearsals, and is under the direction of Professor Cynthia Hsiang. Our members include professional guzheng players such as Cookie Zhao, gold medalist from the National Youth Fine Arts Competition; Audry Zeng, gold medalist from China's New Star on Arts Competition; and Luffy Ling, award winner from the National College Arts Competition. Other members of the Ensemble are mostly well reputed guzheng musicians and teachers.

We give performances regularly in the greater Los Angeles area as well as abroad. Other than our annual concerts, we also perform for charities and special events. In 2012 we hosted the Sound of Asia series to promote and share all types of Asian guzheng music. In 2013 and 2017 we were invited to perform at the Chinese Guzheng Arts Conference in Yangzhou. In 2015 we were interviewed by the China Musical Instrument Magazine. In 2016 we hosted an international guzheng exchange concert inviting guzheng musicians around the world to perform in Los Angeles; that year our Ensemble was also invited to perform in Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2017 we produced our first Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble album, "Melodies of Zheng," in the United States. In 2019, we were invited to perform at the Malaysia Guzheng Festival. In 2020, during the most difficult time in the COVID-19 pandemic, we hosted an online live streaming concert to keep everyone together. We were also invited to perform at the Los Angeles Holiday Celebration that was broadcasted on PBS during Christmas time in 2020 and 2022.