is a national-first class kunqu flautist of Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. He was trained professionally under maestro Xun-fa Yu and Zhao-qi Gu. As the principal bamboo flautist, Qian has performed for various full-scale productions such as The Peony Pavilion, The Palace of Eternal Life, Lady Banzhao, The White Pagoda, The Lanke Mountain, The Jade Hairpin , The Peach Blossom Fan, The Peddler and the Beauty and The Horse Trader. With his outstanding contribution to kunqu, Qian won the title of “Outstanding Kunqu Flautist” on the 5th Kunqu Opera Art Festival in 2012.
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Qiu Zhijie was born in 1969 in Zhangzhou, Fujian. He enrolled in the printmaking department of the then Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1988; his graduation piece ‘Big Glass’ and the work he began in 1990 in his own time outside class, ‘Copying Lanting Xu One Thousand Times’(the copied piece is one of the most famous of China’s calligraphic works, by Jin Dynasty literatus Wang Xizhi) were both considered part of ‘China’s New Art Post-1989’ movement (as marked by the major exhibition of the same name at the Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, in 1993).
Qiu Anxiong was born in Sichuan in 1972. In 1994 he graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Qiu also later studied at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany, completing his course there in 2003 and returning to China the following year to live and work in Shanghai. Qiu currently teaches at the School of Design under East China Normal University.