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Guzheng is a Chinese traditional instrument with origins traced to Chinese Warring State period (475-213 BC) for a history of 2500 years. Its gorgeous sounds, coupled with the aesthetics of music shaped by Chinese culture, induce a wonderful state of tranquility in the listeners.
Melody Yan's Fusion Music is an incorporation of Western music with Chinese traditional musical instruments such as Guzheng. Melody seeks to expand her music beyond the traditional conformity, collaborates talented artists from different steps of life, and together create the kind of musical expression that makes life worth living.
Melody Yan was a joy to collaborate with even before we booked her for our corporate event. Melody's response time was very quick and she always provided wonderful information. Melody was a true professional in every sense of the word. Our attendees were incredibly pleased at Melody's talents as she played an eclectic mix of Modern American and Traditional Chinese songs. Looking forward to working with Melody on future events.
We had Melody play during cocktail hour. She was a hit with the guests! Everyone loved her. She was able to fulfill song requests. She was professional, prompt and definitely a pleasure to work with. Thank you Melody! 10/10 would recommend.
Melody is very entertaining and delivers great service and fun! The music and vibes is great! We love her! Definitely hire again!
I hope everyone who comes across her profile will book her. She plays beautifully and I was captivated right away. However, I had no idea that she would go above and beyond what is required. She offered to re-arrange the site as needed read and was easy to deal with, supportive, and a delight to plan with. I surprised my girlfriend and because of the lovely event I planned we got engaged! Thank you!
Melody provided great background music for our resource fair event, and is very talented. She was early to set up and brought her own equipment. We appreciated having here there.
I wanted to do a pre-Chinese New Year celebration at our office since CNY officially starts this Saturday. Hoping we could celebrate at work. I arranged Dim Sum for lunch and was able to Hire Melody Yan to perform. She was amazing. Showed up prompt to set up her equipment. Her personality was so sincere and very sweet. It was the best lunch at work since we had Melody playing traditional melodic music, and some uptempo covers & jazzy songs. I highly recommend hiring Melody for any event. Will be keeping in touch for future events. Thank you so much Melody Yan!
Melody performed for our team dinner party in San Francisco and really brought the WOW Factor to our event. She blended traditional and contemporary songs easily, and everyone was truly delighted with her performance. We loved having her be part of the event and recommend her to anyone wanting a truly unique experience!
Response from Melody Yan's Guzheng Music:
Thank you very much Adrianna Villafuerte and all friends there ! Enjoying it
Melody and her family came to our preschool to give a performance and our students really enjoyed it! Would highly recommend!
Price Range: $300~$2000
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Outstanding Guzhentist Melody Yan :
2013, via collaboration with a local New York’s Chinese performing art group, Melody Yan for the very first time experienced performing for non-Asian prestigious audience, with appearances at the New York Library, United Nations Headquarters, and Syracuse University. Her group of artists were highly praised as as a strong representation of Eastern culture
In 1997, she led her orchestra of traditional Chinese instruments to win the best performance award in a competition honoring the historical 1997 Hongkong return to China.
In 2014, via invitation of San Francisco mayor’s office, Melody Yan participated the Chinese New Year performance. The performance was overwhelmingly received and praised by many, including California State Assemblyman Phillip Y. Ting and California Board of Equalization’s member Fiona Ma.
Early 2015, Bay Area Council specially invited Sisi to their formal event for her unique style of music as part of their East-West collaboration representation. Melody also surprised audience at the San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum with her unexpected selections of fusion music. Writer Heather Jacks interviewed Melody Yan for her featured book “The Noise Beneath the Apple
National TV Appearance
June 2015, Melody Yan was consecutively invited to appear on NBC’s Noon Show and CBS's Daytime Show. Never appeared before on American national TV was such exquisite instrument with 2500 years of history. The TV hosts remarked with double astonishments, as they were not only treated with this delightful introduction, but also audience to American music performed on said instrument. That makes Melody Yan the very first Guzheng musician to ever appear on American TV.
The San Francisco Marathon 2017 featured Melody Yan in which her live performance greeted 27,500 marathon participants as they embarked the 26 mile run around the city. SF Bernal Heights Outdoor Film Festival 2017 also featured Melody ‘ performance. The unexpected crowd was delightedly surprised by Voodoo Child, a 1968 American rock song by Jimi Hendrix. They would have never guessed just by looking at Melody and her instrument walking on stage.
in November, 2017 the Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art may mark the height of Melody’s career as a breakout avant-garde musician. Robert Rauschenberg stands for his boundaries breaking, rules redefining unconforming spirit. Melody found the approval and acceptance of such an elite crowd even more satisfying than how they found her performance.
March 2018, San Francisco KPOO radio station had a live broadcast interview for Melody featuring specifically her performance of “Born Under a Bad Sign”, an influential and award winning 1967 blue by Albert King. Listeners took turn calling in to express their astonishment upon hearing such iconic song performed with such unique sound.
In August, Melody learned that traveling 2500 miles to attend Knox Asian Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee was worth all the hardships. The amount of visitors were record breaking. 50,000 visitors made this hot summer day even more sweltering. Melody had never had such a number of audience all in one place. Hot food, cold drinks, and non-stop music were the attractions. Sisi and her esteemed peers never felt so welcomed and appreciated. It came without surprise the performances were re-broadcasted for the next several days via local TV stations
Melody Yan for her extraordinary ability as performer of the Guzheng. Ms. Yan has created a bridge for the Western Ear to the ancient traditions of Chinese Music. She has done this through her study and adept performance of Western Pop music on her Chinese instrument.
Past Booked Events
|March 15, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Surprise|
|February 24, 2020 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Fair|
|January 28, 2020 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|January 22, 2020 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 28, 2019 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 11, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|November 30, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 04, 2019 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||House Party|
|June 28, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||School Assembly|
|June 01, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Festival|
|February 05, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|