- Featured: Jia Jia Qiao
- Release Date: 12/9/2008
Jia Jia Qiao When she was eleven years old Jia Jia passed the audition to be a percussion student at The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Years later she graduated and got the job as classical Chinese percussion teacher at the same institution, which she still holds today. She has devoted herself to the performance of contemporary music written for her by Asian and western composers. Her knowledge of both traditions and her enthusiasm for new challenges enables her to perform different aesthetics of today's music with formidable ease, accuracy and passion. She is considered one of the best Asian percussionists of contemporary music. In September 2008, Jia Jia Qiao realized a long tour in Scandinavia, closing it with a concert at the New Opera House in Copenhagen. In this tour she world-premiered three pieces that the audience greatly acclaimed and led to a huge success of this tour. Together with Edition Svitzer Jia Jia decided to record the complete concert program, which gave birth to her debut album - The Alchemist.
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