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Yu Hongmei is China’s leading erhu virtuoso, and is a professor, doctorial supervisor and vice dean at the Central Conservatory of Music. She is also the vice president of the Erhu Society of the Chinese Musicians’ Association and the Huqin Professional Committee of the Chinese National Orchestra Association, guest erhu soloist for the China National Traditional Orchestra and guest professor at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Yu Hongmei graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, and is a winner of the Pro Musicis International Award in New York. Her award-winning albums include Yu Hongmei Erhu Concerto (4th China Golden Record Prize), String Glamour (Best World Music Prize, Indie Awards—the only Chinese musician to ever have received this accolade) and Hongmei Caprice (First Prize, 1st National Excellent Audio and Video Products Prize).

In February 2002, Yu Hongmei performed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York—the first performer of Chinese musical instrument to host a solo concert at that venue. Yu Hongmei has presented more than 100 solo concerts internationally.

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