Cheng Yu (pipa and gugin)

Based in London for many years she has performed over 600 concerts at venues such as the Southbank Centre and Duke’s Hall, and is the founder of the UK Chinese Music Ensemble and London Youlan Qin Society. She has toured in Europe, Asia, Canada and the USA, has worked on collaborations with organisations such as WOMAD, Grand Union, the London Sinfonietta, the Lyon Ensemble Orchestra Contemporain, the Avignon Orchestra, the Edinburgh String Quartet and Club Inégales. Her published CDs include 3 solo albums, and many ensemble and cross-cultural music recordings under such labels as Realworld, ARC, China Arts, BMG and EMI. Member of Notes Inegales.