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08.18.14
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Review: Wu Man, Sanubar Tursun
The Herald Scotland
08.16.14
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Wu Man, Sanubar Tursun and Friends
The Scotsman
01.27.14
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Wu Man review: Pipa prodigy educates, enthralls
San Francisco Chronicle
01.14.14
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One Wu Man, Pipa Champion of the West
San Francisco Classical Voice
10.09.13
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Reincarnation of Treasured Instrument
The New York Times
03.11.13
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Review: Rare mingling of wonderful music and enchantment
The New Zealand Herald
03.09.13
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Kronos Quartet and Wu Man stun with Tan Dun
bachtrack
03.01.13
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Breathing new life for an ancient instrument abroad
China Daily
02.21.13
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Wu Man: A Master of the Chinese Pipa Mixing Music Genres
PRI's The World
02.19.13
Wu Man, The Knights
The Knights with Wu Man (Listen)
Houston Public Radio KUHA FM
02.10.13
Wu Man, The Knights
Optimum Pipa Plucking, Surrounded by Friends
The New York Times
12.13.12
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Wu Man Discovering a Musical Heartland: Wu Man’s Return to China
Songlines
12.09.12
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Tradition, on a Fresh Note
The New York Times
11.26.12
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Music of Central Asia Vol 10: Borderlands – Wu Man & Master Musicians from the Silk Route
Songlines
11.06.12
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MUSICAL AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARDS
Musical America
10.10.12
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Wu Man finds her stride with Silk Road Ensemble
Chicago Sun-Times
07.15.12
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The Woman Who Plays the Pipa
The Huffington Post
06.01.12
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LISTEN NOW: Wu Man Brings East and West Together in New Album
Smithsonian Magazine
04.14.12
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Unusual guest artist with Shanghai Quartet
The Record
04.09.12
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Circle Magazine
04.09.12
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Wu Man: Return to the East
Circle Magazine
02.16.12
Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Embarks on Seven-City Concert Tour in Asia March 3 – 12, 2012
Silk Road Ensemble
11.14.11
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Wu Man's Ancient Dances Will Bridge Chinese Centuries at Royce Hall
89.3 KPCC
09.09.11
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Earth and fire
The Adelaide Advertiser
06.04.11
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The Kronos Quartet with Wu Man at the YBCA Forum
San Francisco Examiner
04.27.11
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Wu Man: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR
02.27.11
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Review: Shanghai Quartet with pipa superstar Wu Man at the Freer Gallery
The Washington Post
01.13.11
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Kronos Quartet and Wu Man: Sydney Festival review
Blacktown Advocate
01.11.11
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A virtuoso's journey to modernity and back
The Age
01.11.11
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Ghosts of Chinese music brought to life
The Age
11.26.10
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One-Woman Pipa Jam Session
The New York Times
11.09.10
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Orchestra 2001 presents Chinese fare
Philadelphia Inquirer
10.05.10
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Wu Man: Giving the Pipa New Life
San Francisco Classical Voice
09.28.10
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Wu Man's Piercing Pipa Rediscoveries
San Francisco Classical Voice
06.26.10
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'Silk Road' leads to Out North for pipa player
Anchorage Daily News
06.01.10
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The Chinese pipa player talks about life on the road with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project
Gramophone Magazine
11.20.09
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WU MAN ON NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHER
11.18.09
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New, Old Works Both Excel at Philharmonic Concert
Columbia Free Times
10.28.09
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Chinese Music Festival at Samueli Theater
Los Angeles Times
09.28.09
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A study in contrasts at Jordan Hall
Boston Globe
08.01.09
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The Pipa
Songlines Magazine
07.09.09
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Music across the ages, in the hands of a virtuosa
The Denver Post
07.08.09
Wu Man, Brooklyn Rider
String quartet produces knock-out
Denver Post
05.14.09
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Beyond the Wall: The Afterlife of Li Jiantong
MusicalCriticism.com
03.12.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble
Ma leads group down Silk Road
The Boston Globe
02.09.09
James Conlon, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos
2009 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
12.04.08
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Jennifer Koh, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos , Michelle DeYoung
OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES
03.14.08
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World-instrument program rivets audience
Kalamazoo Gazette
02.01.08
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Pipa at the gates of dawn
Guardian Unlimited
Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Grammy Award-nominated musician 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 Wu Man 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. Her adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines allowing Wu Man to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders. Wu Man’s efforts were recognized when she was named Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, the first time this prestigious award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.

Having been brought up in the Pudong School of pipa playing, one of the most prestigious classical styles of Imperial China, Wu Man is now recognized as an outstanding exponent of the traditional repertoire as well as a leading interpreter of contemporary pipa music by today’s most prominent composers such as Tan Dun, Philip Glass, the late Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Bright Sheng, Chen Yi and many others. She has been featured on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and in 2011 she was the first Chinese musician featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. She was awarded The Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University in 1998, and was the first Chinese traditional musician to receive The United States Artist Fellowship in 2008. She is also the first artist from China to perform at the White House. ... read full bio