Jia Peng Fang was born April 1958 in Jiamusi, China. He is a virtuoso of the erhu (Chinese fiddle), and has played in hundreds of live concerts throughout China and Japan, as well as recording for movies, television and radio. He has also performed in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York, and in Carnegie Hall, playing with the Tokyo Pops Orchestra and New York Pops Orchestra.
In 1988, Jia moved to Japan and enrolled in the Master of Arts Degree Program in Music at the Tokyo University of Arts.
Jia Peng Fang teaches erhu, composes soundtracks and continues to perform.
River (Pacific Moon, 1998)
Rainbow (Pacific Moon, 1999)
Faraway (Pacific Moon, 2001)
Sho (Pacific Moon, 2006)
Moonlight (Pacific Moon, 2006)
Jia Peng Fang: Best (Pacific Moon, 2007)
Tomorrow (Pacific Moon, 2010)
Seasons: Jia Peng Fang Plays Haruki Mino (Pacific Moon, 2011)
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.