Presented by Sino-American Cultural Exchange Center

Performance Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 8 PM

An Evening of Chinese Yage Music
Fan Jingma, Tenor

A Poetic Sense of China

Weill Recital Hall
Yage, meaning “elegant songs,” is an emerging genre of Chinese art song that combines bel canto technique, lieder style, and Chinese poetry. The singer is required to master the natural blending of controlled breathing with limpid Chinese diction to create a fusion of poetry and music. The founder of yage, Fan Jingma, is an opera singer who received his bel canto training under Carlo Bergonzi in Italy and Franco Corelli in New York, after completing his studies in China.


  • Fan Jingma, Tenor
  • Chen Yun, Violin
  • Yan Ke, Violin
  • Mao Xinguang, Viola
  • Guan Zhengyue, Cello
  • Chen Min, Piano

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