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Jiashu He | It’s Time | Graduating Student Recital

Thursday, April 11, 2024   |   8:30 pm 9:30 pm

Free – $20.00
Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

Please note the start time of 8:30pm.

“For my graduation recital, I will be presenting compositions spanning a spectrum of styles, encompassing classical to contemporary, including both vocal and instrumental pieces. Across my eight years of compositional study, my focus has been on exploring the breadth of possibilities within the creative process. As a contemporary composer, I am committed to transcending stylistic confines and continuously innovating, exploring, and pushing the boundaries of my craft.”

Jiashu He is a student of Jeremy Van Buskirk.

artist biographies

Jiashu He, from China, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from Xinghai Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College. He began studying piano at a young age, studying under Mr. Liang Zhao at Hezhou University and Professor He Yuming at Guangxi Normal University. Prior to enrolling at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, he studied composition and related disciplines under the guidance of Professors Chen Shaofeng and Wang Kelin, and later under the tutelage of Mr. Li Yanwen and Ms. Dong Fang. At Longy School of Music of Bard College, he has studied composition under Alexandra du Bois, now is a student of Jeremy Van Buskirk.

“I embody a propensity for adaptability; this characteristic propels me to continually embrace novelty in life, yet paradoxically, I can also exhibit a streak of conservatism, remaining within familiar confines. However, it is precisely this dynamic interplay that enables me to seamlessly integrate diverse elements, both new and traditional, into my compositions. At this pivotal juncture, I endeavor to synthesize these diverse potentials in pursuit of my distinct composer’s voice.”

Yanchen Yuan is an Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Classical guitar player and composer from China. He studied performance and jazz composition in Berklee college of music and study Jazz and contemporary music in Longy. His style includes contemporary jazz, fusion rock, fingerstyle, funk, afro-Brazilian and so on. Yanchen has attend many music festivals, cooperated with many musicians in their original music production, recorded sound track for movies and been hired as music director for several concerts like 2023 Berklee Chinese music show case in BPC. Currently, he works as recording player, arranger, producer, and guitar instructor in Boston.

Yitian Huang, cellist, started playing cello at 11 years old. At 2016-2021 she was admitted to Quanzhou No. 5 Middle School Symphony Orchestra and Quanzhou Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as cello principal. In the same years, won the second Prize of Cello Group in the “Golden Peony” Fujian Province Youth Art Exhibition Cello and the Gold Award of Principal Cello in Tsinghua University National Outstanding students with special talent Symphony Show and so on. Currently, she studies in Longy School of Music of Bard College with Cellist Christine Lamprea.

Zehuan ‘Luffy’ Zhou is a bassist from Berklee College of Music. He also can play drums and guitar. He loves different genres of music and always wants to make music with a band that can move people. You can find him on Instagram, YouTube and Bilibili.


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Thursday, April 11, 2024
8:30 pm 9:30 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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