From an early age Alan Yip possessed an interest in the traditional Chinese arts. Growing up in Southern California, Alan studied guqin (seven-stringed zither), erhu (Chinese two-stringed fiddle) as well as traditional Chinese painting, under masters in the United States and China.
Intrigued by its unique sound and long history, Alan sought out a teacher for the guqin in Southern California. He found became a pupil to the famed pipa and Mei’an guqin school virtuoso, Lui Puiyuen. Under the tutelage of various masters Alan continues to further his appreciation and skill on the guqin, developing his own voice while carrying on the ancient traditions.
Studying the erhu under acclaimed Cantonese maestro, He Wangbao, Alan has over a decade of erhu performance experience, actively delving into the many regional and contemporary styles of playing, ranging from solo, orchestral, and small ensemble to traditional Cantonese music and Cantonese opera, where musicians have to adapt and accompany the vocalists.
Alan actively teaches and performs at various schools and community culture centers throughout California and has also been invited to perform in numerous concerts in the US, China and Malaysia, showcasing his passion and talent for the traditional Chinese arts.
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