Our beloved China Institute Literati Salon returns for its third time! Join us this June for an evening of music, poetry, calligraphy, and wine!
Started in China nearly a thousand years ago, literati salons are elegant gatherings of scholars, artists, musicians, poets…essentially culture lovers of all kinds to be connected with nature, art, and music while sipping tea and wine. Inspired by this ancient tradition, China Institute Literati Salon invites you to immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience of Chinese culture.
Participants will read-aloud classical poems, practice calligraphy while enjoy music, all carefully curated by our cultural experts.
Tea, wine and refreshments will be served.
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.
Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu 吴中蓓 is an award-winning guzheng artist. A faculty member at the Performing Arts Division of Alfred University, Wu started one of the first credit-baring college guzheng courses in America and founded the Alfred University Guzheng Ensemble and has served as the Artistic Director for 12 years. With an impressive soloist career, Wu has performed in various venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, China National Television, the United Nations Headquarters, the National Press Club in Washington D.C, and more. Wu studied with legendary guzheng virtuoso Wang Zhongshan and received her master’s degree from the Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts in Beijing. She was a music professor in China and had received two ‘National Awards of Excellence in Music Education’ consecutively in 2004 and 2005. A groundbreaking creator of contemporary compositions, Wu fuses guzheng’s ancient eastern roots with western and modern music through her performances.
Yi Su 苏艺, 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”.
Hostess of the event, Senior Vice President of China Institute, Ms. Liao leads the organization’s educational programs and heads the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute for students and K-12 teachers of Chinese language and culture. Ms. Liao designs, moderates and produces online and onsite educational programs on a variety of topics including poetry, music, culture and education for a wide range of audience of the general public.