Who is Feifei Yang? Feifei Yang, Huqin (Erhu and Banhu) virtuoso and accomplished vocalist in traditional and contemporary styles. She has performed in notable venues and institutions including The Time Square New Year’s Eve Countdown Stage, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Barclays Center, the United Nations, Summer Stage, the New York Fashion Week, among others. She has served as a judge for the China Central Television’s (CCTV) China Youth Talent Show Contests; the Fifth Annual American Youth Talent and Art Contests. Her releases include Dance of the Strings, Vermillion Bird, Tug of War, Ergo, The Edge of Heaven.The Dongbei region of China where I was born is known for the rugged icy cold of its weather and the bold, direct and humorous nature of its inhabitants. I grew up in Shenyang, the ancient capital of the Qing dynasty, with its ice festivals and “frozen fog”, alongside a warm circle of friends and family. My parents recognized early that I had a feeling for music, noting that I would sing, dance and imitate local comedians and actors, and I’m grateful to them for supporting my desire to study music. Initially I began with the Chinese “ukulele”, called the liuqin, but soon after my mother suggested that I switch to erhu, the classical Chinese two string violin, which has the tonality of a human voice and is usually the lead instrument in ensembles. My mother felt it was more suited to my personality, as she would say, “Whatever you choose to do in life, make sure you are playing the lead”. I did my conservatory training at the famous Sheyang School of Music where I studied Erhu and Banhu, similar instruments of differing pitch used in classical Chinese orchestras as well as Western musical theory and performance. I moved to the USA in 2010. During my time here, I’ve been invited to play at the UN, Barclay Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and most recently, singing and dancing on the internationally televised Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop stage. I’m grateful to be working with a wonderful group of artists, producers, and fellow musicians from diverse genres, from classical, traditional, jazz to pop! Looking forward to sharing more of my music with all of you soon!
Music Video Review:
Review: Feifei Yang is an extremely talented pop star in the making. Her potential is truly endless. The video for Feifei Yang’s new single is titled, “Tug Of War,” and the video will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. This video has a quality storyline and great acting and is very well produced. “Tug Of War” is a lyrical masterpiece with expert level production. Feifei Yang tells you a story that will draw you in and keep you glued from beginning to end. My favorite part of the song comes at about 3 minutes. The breakdown is wonderful and Feifei Yang’s voice will melt your heart. Feifei Yang really showcased her talent with this video. She can act, play instruments, sings wonderfully, and i’m sure she has a few more tricks up her sleeve. I was highly impressed and would recommend Feifei Yang’s music. She is most definitely someone to keep in eye on in the near future. Anthony Barksdale Instagram: feifei_music Twitter: feifei_music[/wr_text][/wr_column][/wr_row]