Wang Zheng-Ting

Wang Zheng-Ting is a world-renowned Sheng player and an ethnomusicologist. Ting graduated from Shanghai Music Conservatory 1987 and completed a MA in Ethnomusicology at Monash University 1995 and a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne 2004. He lectures on Chinese music at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved with the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 1999, 2002 and 2007 as an artist. He has experimented extensively with the integration of Chinese and Western music, and has performed with senior musicians and major Symphony Orchestras in Australia, the USA and other parts of the world, where he is a regular lecturer and performer of the Sheng (including the University of New York, the Victoria University Wellington NZ, Hoch Schule Fur Music Koln, in Wuppertal, Germany.

Reinventing the Ancient Across four Cultures, One Ocean

The collaborative mix of Ancient instrument, Sheng, modern reinvention, Stringraphy and Costi’s type of poetic practice led the artists to explore in detail the mythological journey of the Phoenix.

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