Qin Zi Jing
Qin Zi Jing has been playing the erhu since she was 4 years old. In 2007, she was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music, where she studied with young erhu performer Yang Xue in her first year, before coming under the tutelage of acclaimed erhu master Yan Jie Min.
In 2008, she joined the famous new folk musical ensemble 12 Girls Band and performed all over China as well as internationally, winning the Outstanding Performance Award (Youth Groups) at the Golden Bell Awards in 2009.
In 2011, she commenced studies for her Master’s Degree at the Central Conservatory of Music and continued to garner more recognition of her performance abilities. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious 4th Culture Award (Youth Performance Group) by the Chinese government, and won the Silver Award (First Prize) in the 2nd Hua Yue Zhi Yun International Erhu Competition held in South Korea. She also won the Gold Award (First Prize) in the 2nd Hua Yin Cup International Chinese Music Competition held in USA in 2013. Her solo erhu recital in 2012 at the Central Conservatory of Music was widely acclaimed by industry experts.
She has been involved in numerous recordings for the television programme Feng Hua Guo Yue on the CCTV music channel, and is active as a solo performer and lecturer in the Folk Music in Schools programme under the auspices of the State Education Commission.
Qin Zi Jing joined SCO as erhu musician in 2013.