YANG Feifei is a virtuoso on the Erhu and Banhu, Chinese traditional music instruments. Feifei is also known as a vocalist whose voice captures audiences across several continents.
Feifei is a dual 2017 Global Music Award Winner - Female Vocalist & Popular Music. As a performer, Feifei has released several singles and albums, including Dance of the Strings (composer and performer on acoustic and electric Erhu); Vermillion Bird (Erhu); and Gu•Ran (Erhu). Her award-winning performance in “Tug of War,” her 2017 pop music video debut, showcased her talents as an actress as well as a singer and Erhu master. The song combines Chinese Erhu and American pop into a unique blend of Chinese and Western music, art and style.
In New York, her new hometown, she was assistant director and soloist in the Chinese entertainment segment of the 2017 Times Square New Year’s Eve Countdown stage. This appearance made her the first Chinese female singer in the history of this traditional and well known event. She has also performed in such legendary settings as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Barclay's Center, The United Nations, CBS, WNBC and the New York Fashion Week.
Feifei’s service to New York’s musical and cultural life has been recognized and honored in numerous citations by the New York State Assembly. She performed for the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York Cultural Week Opening Ceremony. Most importantly, Feifei was honored to perform for the Chinese President XI Jinping and the First Lady PENG Liyuan in Abu Dhabi during the China state visit to UAE in 2018.
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and raised in Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, and England, Vidak began studying Classical Guitar at the age of six and immediately fell in love with the instrument. After mastering some of the more demanding guitar repertoire, Vidak gave his first public concert in London during high school both as a guitarist and vocalist followed by many more appearances including stage acting. Vidak's fascination for the speed and rhythm of flamenco guitar influenced him to pursue the more passionate and fiery side of his musical temperament. Finding the solo nature of the classical guitar somehow limiting, he found inspiration and musical expansion in the works of avant-guard performers, especially Paco De Lucia, the legendary Flamenco guitarist.
Vidak has created and directed a number of short films and music videos and produced live entertainment shows. Being on the stage and sharing an experience with the audience energizes and enlightens him. Together with very talented musicians (guitarists, David Galvez of Peru, Bilgehan Tuncer of Turkey, Darko Nikcevic and Srdjan Bulatovic of Montenegro, the violinist Sooyeon Jun of Korea, the accordionist Petar Maric of Serbia (aka Maestro Maric), and the French/Romanian pianist and films composer Ionel Petroi), Vidak performs at various venues ranging from private clubs in New York City such as The Core Club to prominent live music theaters such as The Cutting Room and City Winery. Besides Classical and Flamenco styles of guitar playing, Vidak also performs in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Folk styles. His performances are often accompanied by exquisite dancers of diverse styles including flamenco, contemporary, ballet as well as rhythmic gymnasts, aerialists and contortionists.
Val Rich is an actor and has been professionally involved with various types of media for most of his life. His professional path lies with the theater, radio and television and various productions either as a voice talent, actor or visual and style consultant. Experience acquired during many years working in the fields of radio and TV coupled with his education in psychology and design provides a unique vision on current trends in communication. Val’s acting carrier includes roles on such TV hits as Blacklist, Blacklist: Redemption, Orange is the New Black, and others. He is actively providing his brand voice for EHR Media group, has voiced various government PR projects and countless commercials over the span of over 20 years, as well as produces live events. As a martial arts hobbyist he was featured in Wall Street Journal and on Tyra Banks show entertaining his passion for art, acting and education. Val has a great command of three languages and on many occasions he’s been a excellent facilitator to foster better understanding during international business negotiations, live seminar translations and consultations.