Jia Peng Fang, “Night of Beijing” From the Album “Rainbow”,2000
Jia Peng Fang specializes in the erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument that resembles the range and sounds of the human voice. He was born in the Helong Jiang Province of China, and got his first erhu at the age of eight in 1965. When he was sixteen, he was helped to ravel to Beijing to study with professional erhu players.
In 1997, Jia Peng Fang’s brilliant co-performance with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York solidified his position in the world of music. Also in June of 1998, he made his debut album “River” with the Pacific Moon label, which blended Western music with the Chinese folk instrument. The high quality of the work won him a high acclaim in Japan and abroad, as well as proving to be a commercial success.
In 1999, the concept of blending western with Chinese folk music was further developed in the Pacific Moon album “Rainbow.” It proved to be even more successful than the first album, both in Japan and abroad. His third album from Pacific Moon, “Faraway…”, was released in January of 2001.