Composition Alum Xinyan Li's Concerto Has World Premiere

Dr. Xinyan Li's (DMA 2012) guzheng concerto Awakening Light, commissioned by the China Now Music Festival, received its world premiere Oct. 16, 2021 at Fisher Center at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Conducted by maestro Jindong Cai, guzheng solo by Yixin Wang, performed by The Orchestra Now, this work represents humanity’s spiritual growth when facing the long-lasting, unprecedented pandemic. It is the first guzheng piece to use the modulation bridges invented by suona virtuoso and instrument inventor Yazhi Guo for richer musical expressions.


Published: Oct 18, 2021