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Qiu Xia He
"Qiu Xia He 何秋霞"

Active / Available - Confirmed: Apr. 16, 2018 (Awaiting Update)

Chinese Pipa music from Burnaby BC
Instruments: Vocals, Pipa琵琶 details

Contact Details

Qiu Xia He 何秋霞

何秋霞 - 音乐家
Qiu Xia He (chu sha her): Pipa 
teacher, performer, composer and music producer

Born in the province of Shaanxi China, Qiu Xia has had two notable careers in music: as a performer and teacher back home, and then as performer, composer, producer and teacher in Canada. 

Qiu Xia was introduced to playing music at five. At thirteen, recognized as a professional and toured with large ensembles for six years. With intense determination, she overcame all competition and went on to study at the Xian Music Academy where she became an expert in Pipa repertoire and Chinese music. Due to her exceptional achievements, she was invited to the faculty as an instructor after graduating in 1987.

Since immigrating to Canada in 1989, through her music, Qiu Xia has made friends all around the world, and has delighted audiences everywhere. Invited as a featured soloist with a few symphony orchestras such as Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Montana USA and Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Czech. With her own ensembles Silk Road Music and JouTou, Qiu Xia has forged her own stamp on the world music stage by extending the techniques and approaches of the traditional Pipa. She has participated in thousands of performances over her career.

As an educator, with her deep traditional roots and vast live performing experience, Qiu Xia is intent on introducing Chinese music to all nationalities and share her passion for music playing. Besides private teaching, she has been actively involved in mainstream Canadian education with such organizations like: Artists in Residence for the Vancouver school board, Learning Through Arts of the Royal Conservatory of Canada, Britannia World Music Program, Artstarts Vancouver, Prologue to the Performing Arts of Ontario. Now, VSO School of Music.

何秋霞:出生于中国的陕西省宝鸡市,五岁开时学音乐,十三岁进入歌舞团担任琵琶演奏,巡演六年后考入西安音乐学院深造,以优秀的毕业成绩聘请为留校琵琶教师。她师从的名师有:张棣华,任鸿翔,曲文军和邝宇忠。1989年秋霞移民到加拿大温哥华。她勤奋努力,博采众长,专心探索中国音乐在海外主流社会的发展道路,以传统的中国琵琶为中心,引进丰富的世界音乐元素,包括:巴西,爱尔兰,西班牙弗罗明哥,加拿大魁北克和美国蓝乐, 创立了她独特的演奏技巧和音乐风格。

多年来,她和世界各地的音乐家合作,如 Celso Machado, Sal Ferreas and Trichy Sankaran, 在美国,加拿大,法国,英国,南非和许多亚洲国家演出上千场,并发起重多艺术项目以推进人类对中国音乐的认识。她耕耘的主要演出公司有【丝绸之路音乐团】和【JouTou】,作品跨越国界,融百家之风,独处心裁,以其深厚的文化内涵和精粹的巧妙包融,将中国民乐推上世界音乐舞台,受到广大听众的支持和主流社会的赞赏,1998年和2002年荣获加拿大西部最佳世界音乐奖,并先后俩次被提名Juno奖和加拿大民族音乐奖。

秋霞以热爱琵琶音乐为教学动力,在北美众多教育中心担任工作:俾诗省温哥华教育局Artists in Residence, 加拿大皇家音乐学院 Learning Through Arts, Britannia World Music Program, 温哥华Artstarts, 安大列省 Prologue to the Performing Arts of Ontario,温哥华交响乐团中国音乐学校 VSO School of Music.

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Current Projects

Silk Road Musicpipa (chinese lute)1991-present

Past Projects

JouToupipa2002-The End
Available for paid gigs
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons
Listing last updated/confirmed Apr. 16, 2018