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Shuishan Yu, Guqin

Shuishan Yu, Guqin

Shuishan Yu (于水山) is a fourth generation Mei’an School guqin player, a Professor at the Northeastern University in Boston, and the Chair of North America Mei’an Guqin Society. Learning Chinese instruments since age seven, he later studied guqin with Wu Ziying, a third generation Mei’an School player who had learned from such renowned 20th-century masters as Wang Jiru, Xu Lisun, Wu Jinglue, and Zha Fuxi. Yu is especially committed to the spread of guqin among non-Chinese speaking communities. His fingering-centered etude writing aims to systematize experience-based guqin education and his composition explores new possibilities rooted in the Chinese musical traditions. He recently published a book entitled Shuishan Yu Guqin Etudes, which is praised as “a brilliantly original work” and “a major offering of innovative scholarship for the most classical of Chinese instruments.”

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