US-China Music Institute Graduate Assistant Li Cangxiao performs a recital of pieces for erhu at the Bard Chapel.
With guests Robert Martin, cello; Wang Yixin, guzheng; Hannah Harnest, piano; Anya Swinchoski, clarinet.
A talented young musician widely recognized in China, Cangxiao Li teaches erhu to students of the undergraduate degree program of the US-China Institute at Bard College Conservatory of Music. As the concertmaster of the Chinese Chamber Orchestra of CCOM, Li has performed widely in China, also giving numerous solo recitals and public lectures.
Li has been awarded the BoB (the Best of the Best) Top-Notch Innovative Talent Award by the Ministry of Education of China. In 2017, she won both top prizes in the Solo Group and the Ensemble Group at the Sixth National Contest for Youth Musicians of Chinese Instruments held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.