Award-winning pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang has been recognized in Asia and America for her exquisite tonal qualities and delicate lyric interpretations. Perhaps best known for performing many of the traditional Chinese pipa repertoires, Shenshen has also participated in landmark premieres of works and recordings by the modern generation of world composers like Tan Dun and Chen Yi, among others.
Since making her home in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, ShenShen has been honored to perform with many exceptional international artists, including Houston Grand Opera, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Symphony Silicon Valley. She also has been privileged to record the Pipa sound for Apple’s GarageBand app (released in 2016). Shenshen has merged her wide-ranging performance career and her expressive musical abilities, preserving the heritage of China while also exploring the musical legacies of other world cultures.