Chinese Masterpieces of the Pipa & Qin (ARC Music, 2007)
Virtuoso musician Cheng Yu specializes in the pipa and qin. In recent years there has been a growing interest in pipa performers, such as Jie Ma, Lingling Yu, Liu Fang, Qui Xia, Shao Rong, and Wu Man. London-based Cheng Yu is yet another excellent musician to add to the list of brilliant pipa instrumentalists.
On Chinese Masterpieces of the Pipa & Qin, Cheng Yu plays a collection of reflective pieces using pipa, qin, xiao and dizi. One of Cheng Yu‘s greatest achievements was the recovery of the 5-string pipa, an instrument that had been lost since the 8th century.