Sara Heng presents a performance showcasing the acoustic and electric guzheng in a variety of genres, from the traditional to the contemporary, and even ambient and experimental music. She is accompanied by drummer Jimmy Chong.
The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked musical instrument that has a history of more than 2,500 years and Heng is known as a representative of the new generation of guzheng artists that possess momentum and versatility.
About Sara Heng:
Guzheng artist Sara Heng holds a Masters of Music degree in Guzheng Performance from the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing under the tutelage of renowned guzheng virtuoso Professor Ji Wei and Professor Yuan Sha. Heng was professionally trained as a soloist in both traditional and contemporary music. She embarked on her music career in Malaysia after graduating from CCOM and explored different music genres such as indie rock, ambient and experimental music with the electric guzheng.
Heng performs internationally in music festivals and concerts across Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea and Cambodia. One of her fusion music groups Eight Twelve was awarded “Best of 2018” by the BOH Cameronian Art Awards Malaysia this year.
About Jimmy Chong:
Jimmy graduated from ICOM, majoring in percussion, music composition & arrangement, and music production. He is an active musician in many local indie music groups and a frequent in local performing arts circle. His prefered music genres range from avant garde, modern, pop, rock, jazz, electronic, and experimental music. Jimmy has performed in countless commercial performances, music concerts, and cutural music events, touring countries such as France, USA, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Maldives, Turkmenistan, India, and China.