Wang Li

Originally from Tsingtao, in northeastern China, Wang Li is a virtuoso musician specializing in traditional Chinese instruments such as the Kou-Xiang, a Chinese Jew’s harp composed of 3, 4, or 5 connected brass reeds forming a fan shape, the Sheng mouth organ, and the triple flute Hulusi, played using circular breathing technique.
In his solo performances, these traditional instruments create an extremely refined and enveloping sonic world, filled with infinite tonal nuances and hypnotic melodies that invite meditation and reflection. His imaginative realm carries resonances that are both intimate and universal.
Having grown up in China, Wang Li later moved to France, where he joined a monastery, discovering the values of patience, silence, and contemplation. After studying Jazz at the Paris Conservatory, he returned to his native region to study traditional instruments with the few masters who continue the tradition.
Wang Li has three solo albums to his credit and has performed extensively at major festivals in Europe, Asia, and the United States, establishing himself as one of the most important ambassadors of ancient Chinese musical culture in the contemporary music scene.

2016 | 7° Edition, Asia, China, East Asia