In Person

China Institute Calligraphy and Music Meetup (February)

February 16, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Step into a world where tradition meets artistry, and ancient culture resonates with the busy life in New York City! China Institute cordially invites you to this monthly program for a mesmerizing evening of traditional Chinese music and the enchanting world of calligraphy.

Listen to the performance of the unique Chinese instruments, and feel the charm of Chinese music combined with practicing Chinese calligraphy with a master calligrapher. Take the chance to interact with our calligrapher, musicians and fellow cultural lovers too!

No previous experience of calligraphy is required. Ink, paper, and brush will be provided onsite. Join like-minded friends to enjoy wine and tea, practice calligraphy, and listen to music. We look forward to a wonderful evening with you!

Refreshments will be served.

This program is in partnership with the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.


This program is made possible through the generous donation of the Ng Family in honor of Mr. Ting Din Ng, former Chairman of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolence Association of NY and lifelong supporter of Chinese culture and the arts.
This program is made possible through the support of the Chinese International Education Foundation, and generous supporters of China Institute.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


China Institute’s cultural programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Meetup Hostess and Artists

Yi Su
Yi Su

Yi Su, also named Yijin, is member of China Calligraphers Association and Northern America Chinese Calligraphy Association. During her twenty years of practice, Su’s calligraphy works have won numerous awards and been selected for various exhibitions. Her works also appear frequently on major media. Su had her solo exhibition in Pace University Gallery in New York in 2015, and created her calligraphy art studio “BIMO Theory” in 2020.

A descendant of Su Shi (1037-1101), renowned poet, scholar, and calligrapher in Song dynasty, Su learnt mainly from ancient calligraphy masters like Wang Xizhi and Wang Xianzhi, Mi Fu, Wang Duo. Su is skillful of writing various script styles, among which she is most passionate about “small regular script” and “large cursive script”.

Danni Chen
Danni Chen

Danni is a junior majoring in Guqin at Bard Conservatory of Music. She studies Guqin with Professor Zhao Jiazhen, President of the Chinese Qin Association and PhD supervisor at China's Central Conservatory of Music. In early 2017, she was invited to Brisbane, Australia to participate in several cultural exchange performances. During her high school study at Australia, she joined Brisbane Chinese orchestra to play Pipa and Guqin. In 2022, she was awarded two gold medals in two categories of the 3rd "Hong Qin Cup" Guqin Competition in China.

Kehan Wang
Kehan Wang

Kehan is a third year’s undergraduate student from Bard conservatory of music majoring in music performance of Guqin and studying with Zhao Jiazhen, who is the professor at the Central Conservatory of Music, president of the China Guqin Society, representative inheritor of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Guqin project. He’s been playing Guqin for 14 years.

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