Concert: Strings of the World

Concert: Strings of the World

12/09/2018 | 02:00PM - 03:30PM

Meeting Room 1 , Meeting Room 2 , Meeting Room 3

Join us for a concert with er-hu, pipa, harp, and santoor, all stringed instruments from different cultures. You will learn about the instruments from each musician, followed by a performance.

Max Wei, Erhu

Max Wei has been playing er-hu for more than 15 years since age 10.  He is currently the Er-Hu teacher in Mid-Jersey Chinese School and Princeton Chinese Language School. 

Jemmie Tsai, Pipa

Jemmie Tsai is from Somerset, New Jersey. She started playing the violin at the age of six, and at the age of ten, she started playing the chung ruan at Buddha’s Light Youth Chinese Orchestra (BLYCO), which would later be known as the Association of New Jersey Chinese School Youth Chinese Orchestra (ANJCS YCO). She began playing the pipa, her current instrument, when she was 14. She currently studies at Rutgers University- New Brunswick as a Cell Biology and Neuroscience major and an active member of Rutgers Sinfonia.

Bridget Knodel, Harp

Bridget Knodel is a harpist currently in her fourth year at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she currently studies with André Tarantiles. She has performed with many ensembles including Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and the New Sussex Symphony. 

Deepal Chodhari, Santoor

Deepal Chodhari graduated in North Indian Classical and acclaimed the title of 'Sangeet Visharad' under the tutelage of Smt. Shashikala Kaikini from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, India. She has been pursuing the santoor since her school years from her guruji, Shri Dineshkumar Sampat (immediate disciple of Pandit Kartik Kumar). She has been honored by University of Mumbai multiple times and has been felicitated from several renowned cultural organizations in India and New Jersey. She has attained the New Jersey Folk Art Apprenticeship Award while studying vocal with Smt. Mitali Bhawmik.  She has performed on Zee National Television in India with her Guruji Shri Dinesh Kumar Sampat. Her strong foundation in Indian Classical Music along with her ability to merge nuances from all her gurus inspires her to evolve as a deeper musician each day.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Concert: Strings of the World