Date: 10 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)


World premier pipa virtuoso Ms Wu Man to speak and demonstrate at HKBU’s first Belt and Road public lecture on Thursday

浸大後天舉行首場「一帶一路」公開講座 世界著名琵琶演奏家吳蠻女士應邀分享及示範

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will organise a Belt and Road Public Lecture and Concert Series from 12 through 26 October 2017 to enhance understanding of the Belt and Road Initiative as well as highlight the opportunities it brings to Hong Kong.

The first lecture in the series will be held on Thursday with world-renowned pipa virtuoso Ms Wu Man(吳蠻)sharing on her music adventure. A demonstration will be conducted following the lecture with details as below:

Date    : 12 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time    : 4pm – 6pm
Venue  : Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201)
             2/F Academic and Administration Building
             HKBU Baptist University Road campus (new campus)
             Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Topic    : “Silk Road: Wu Man’s Pipa Journey”
Language  : English
Website    :

World-renowned pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Ms Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her lute-like instrument―which has a history of over 2,000 years in China – a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Through numerous concert tours, she has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. Ms Wu’s adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines allowing her to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders. Ms Wu’s efforts were recognised when she was named Musical America’s musician to receive The United States Artist Fellowship in 2008 and was awarded the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University in 1998.

Ms Wu Man is the first artist from China to perform at the White House. Her discography of more than 40 albums includes the Grammy award-winning Sing Me Home with the Silk Road Ensemble, which features Wu Man’s original composition Green (Vincent’s Tune); the Grammy-nominated recordings Our World in Song, Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of the Silk Road Chicago; her recording of Tan Dun’s Pipa Concerto with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists; and You’ve Stolen My Heart featuring Wu Man and the Kronos Quartet. Ms Wu frequently collaborates with the Kronos and Shanghai Quartets, the Knights, and the Silk Road Ensemble. She is a featured artist in the documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, seen in theaters in 2016.

Ms Wu Man and HKBU’s Collegium Musicum Hong Kong will also perform in a concert on 13 October 2017 (Friday) at 8:00 pm at the Academic Community Hall on HKBU Ho Sin Hang campus.

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event. For media enquiries, please contact Jasmine Lau of HKBU Communication and Public Relations Office (3411 7828 or 7472 2122).

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地點:九龍塘浸會大學道 浸大教學及行政大樓二樓曾陳式如會堂(AAB 201)




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Press Contacts 傳媒聯絡:

Jasmine Lau

Communication and Public Relations Office

3411 7828 / 7472 2122



3411 7828 / 7472 2122