Peter Bio“When I play music, I am not only here to amuse or entertain you. What I try to do is to purify your thoughts, to calm your passions, to bring your joyful and happy moments. Through music I wish to give you a sense of harmony in the world.”

Wu Peter Tang has been performing a range of Chinese music for more than 28 years. Born in Liaoning province, Shenyang City, in Northeast China, Peter began playing erhu in solo performance at the age of six. His father, Yubin Tang, the director of the Traditional Music Department in the Shenyang Music Conservatory, was his first teacher. Other teachers from the Conservatory whom he credits include Professor Junming Guo, which whom he studies at the middle school affiliated with the Shenyang Music Conservatory, and his Conservatory erhu professor, Mr. Wenjue Guan. Peter followed in his father’s footsteps studying traditional music at the Conservatory, and specializing in erhu and gaohu. In 1985, Peter was recruited by the Central Singing and Dancing Ensemble from Beijing, China, with whom he performed widely. He immigrated to the United States in 1997. Since then, Peter has founded his own Chinese music ensemble Peter Tang’s Chinese Ensemble in order to continue contributing his musical talents to the community of greater Philadelphia areas. His group has participated in events sponsored by government, the community and different corporations. In 2004, Peter has been rewarded as one of the 12 members Pew Fellowship in the Arts in Philadelphia. Currently Peter is the lead music consultant for the Student’s Chinese Music Group for McCall, Kirkbride and Key Schools under the School District of Philadelphia. The Group’s Chinese Education Program also has been selected as part of the music educational series under Musicopia, which is the organization for music education in the Delaware Valley Tri-state areas.

Education:1986 B.A., Traditional Chinese Music Department, Shenyang Music Conservatory, Liaoning Province, China. 1982 Affiliated Middle School of Shenyang Music Conservatory, Liaoning Province, China.

Selected Performances: November 2004, Preconcert Series for Mr. Tan Dun “The Map” with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. 2004 PECO MultiCulture Program, Philadelphia Tourism Marketing “Voice of Chinatown“ Program; Chinese Music Presentation for Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County, and University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Longwood Gardent’s Chysanthemum Festival; Annual Asian Americal United Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. 2002 Greater Philadelphia Concert Series at Love Park, Greater Chinese Community Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. 1997 “Extraordinary Chinese Music Symphony Concert“, Society of Romania National Broadcasting and Romanian National Broadcasting Symphony, Bucharest, Romania 1997 “Moon Reflection on Second Spring,“ Chinese Music Concert, George Eonesco Music Institute Bucharest, Romania. Erhu and Gaohu soloist of Central Singing and Dancing Ensemble, Beijing, China; Chinese New Year’s Entertainment Program.; Chinese Music Concert for Asian Sports Game held in Beijing. Performance tours all over the country.

Selected Awards an Honors: 1985 First Prize of Chinese Traditional Music Instrument Competition, Liaoning Province, China.

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