Feifei Yang 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. One of her performances can be viewed here
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 Radonjic began studying Classical Guitar at the age of six and immediately fell in love with the instrument. One of his performances can be viewed here. 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.
jing & ying zhang
Jing & Ying Zhang are identical twins, born in Hunan, China. Trained as triple threats, these prodigy twins held their first performance on a public stage at the age of six. Growing up they were trained to act, sing and practice various dance forms, including ballet, lyrical dance, theater dance, jazz dance, tap dance, chinese folk dance, chinese classical dance, and martial a arts. Their work has been influenced by their dance and film teachers including actress Baayork Lee, a recipient of Tony Awards, and a martial arts instructor, Jamie Guan, who directed and choreographed several well-known Broadway shows. While Jing is the most passionate about Lyrical Dance, Ying’s favorite is Theater Dance. Jing & Ying attended well-known American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, and earned their Performing Art Degree in Musical theater. After graduating within a year, they pursued several projects in the fields of Musical, Play, Dance Theater, Concert, Modeling, Television and Film. After their four-year thrilling performing experiences and study in the U.S, they returned to China as singers and dancers in the National Tour company, Musical Cinderella. This year Jing & Ying have been appearing in front of audiences as XIXIGRILS. Jing & Ying choreograph, harmonize, self-direct and make their own creative works. Recently they were selected by The Voice (China) and they have also received the Pass Card from the well-known Pop Star Ronghao Li 李荣浩 after the Van blind audition. Jing & Ying are in constant search of how to combine their years of movement training (gymnastics, martial arts, dance) into a vocabulary for choreographic storytelling. In the last few years, their artistic ambitions have turned to the pursuit of creating a style of “dance” movement that is not based in the vocabulary of modern dance or ballet, but rather stems from the combination of other movement forms. They believe that in these alternative expressions of movement lies a rich and unique form where dance, theatre, music/sound, and visual art are seamlessly interwoven. As performers and creators this is what excites them the most.
A native of Lima, Peru, David Galvez has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, including the Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in NYC, and South America, including Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, and his native Peru. One of his performances can be viewed here. He has also performed as a guest soloist with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra and the Trujillo Orchestra of Peru, Grand Rapids Opera in Michigan. He has performed and recorded duets with the renowned tenor Juan Diego Florez and the Fortworth Symphony Orchestra for the Decca London Music Label. Mr. Galvez is also an accomplished music arranger and some of his works have been published by Lathkill Publication from the United Kingdom. He was the first classical guitarist to win the prestigious Edwin & Leigh Concerto Competition in New York City. He has also received top winner prizes in the Schadt String Competition in Pennsylvania in two consecutive times and also won the National Guitar Competition “Jeunesses Musicales”. He studied at the National Conservatory of Lima and went on to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music at the Manhattan (New York) School of Music. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in communication science from the Peru’s Lima University. Mr. Galvez is currently a guitar professor at the Long Island Conservatory in Long Island New York.