Chinese-born virtuosic pipa performer Wu Man has done much to introduce the pipa to newer audiences. A GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, Wu Man was brought up in the Pudong School of pipa playing and was the first recipient of a master’s degree in pipa from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She was also the first artist from China to have performed at the White House. Since moving to the United States in 1990, her rôle has developed beyond pipa performance to encompass singing, dancing, composing and curating new works. She was made a 2008 United States Artists Broad Fellow.