Hong Ting is a talented and versatile musician with extensive training in performance, theory, composition and improvisation. She started playing the piano at age six and later studied the zheng under master educators Prof. He Baoquan and Prof. Sun Wenyan, who exposed her to the traditional techniques and styles of the various zheng schools. Her refreshing yet refined interpretations of the songs and unique understanding of the zheng are appreciated by audiences worldwide.
Hong has performed in Canada, the United States, China and Germany, and has collaborated with renowned musicians as well as artists of other mediums from around the world. She has been invited to play solo/duet in feature concerts at various festivals, art shows and special events, and has repeatedly performed at the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Music Gallery.
Hong has composed music for various projects, including A Song Cycle for the piano, violin, zheng and voice, commissioned by the John Hendrix Memorial Fund; Snow, a solo dance piece; and the soundtrack for the play Mother Tongue, which received a nomination for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition at the 23rd Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Toronto in 2002.
Chinese Traditional Zheng Music (Oliver Sudden Productions, 2004)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.