2017 Lunar New Year Concert Introduction 4
Waterlands Beauty Ya Fen
Ya Fen, China National Class-A Performer, is an award-winning Chinese folk soprano who has promoted traditional Chinese fine arts around the world. She is part of the China Police Headquarters Art Troupe, a member of Chinese Musicians Association, Ambassador of China Disabled People’s Federation and an envoy of Chinese and foreign cultural exchanges.
Hailing from Yixing, a beautiful city by the Taihu Lake at south of the Yangtze River, Ya Fen studied at Suzhou Pingtan Art School, the China Central Conservatory of Music and the China People's Liberation Army Academy of Arts, and has been under the tutelage of respected vocal professors Jin Tielin, Wang Zhixin, and Tang Zuoding. PLA Academy of Art is the top art college in China and has cultivated many outstanding world-class artists, including the very famous soprano Madam Peng, the Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping’s wife.
Ya Fen has a very stylish and beautiful sweet voice, not only able to sing soft and sentimental songs, but also able to express army majestic carols. She is praised by her fans as a Beauty from the Waterlands. Ya Fen has performed on many occasions with China National Symphony Orchestra, China Police Symphony Orchestra, and Beijing Symphony Orchestra with famous Chinese conductors such as Tan Lihua and Zheng Jian. The National Performing Arts Centre, Great Hall of the People, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, CCTV and regional TV stations have been echoed with her elegant and wonderful songs.
Ya Fen has also toured overseas to sing in New Zealand, Australia and other countries, and co-produced albums Fellow Meet Fellow, Jiangnan Impression and Fragrant China with China Records and Guangzhou New Era Records, etc. She had successfully held her personal solo concerts and received great applauses. In recent years, Ya Fen filmed music videos of Suzhou Folk Song masterpieces Flying Twin Butterflies and Meet in Millennium, which were broadcasted on China CCTV and were greatly acclaimed by the audience and media.