Behind Closed Doors: The Engineering Pianist
Yiru Zhang is an award-winning pianist from China who started playing at the age of 7. Her talent, commitment and mother's persistence, landed her a spot on the Shanghai National Orchestra. Zhang initially played pipa in her band which is one of the many traditional Chinese instruments that makeup a Chinese Orchestra. Zhang shed light on how differently music scores are written in China compared to classical music scores in the US. Her best friend Xutian Cao, who also partakes in the interview, plans on carrying her pipa back to the US after spring break. Though she is dedicated Landscape Engineering Major - she still manages to get away from the noise and make some of her own!
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
I am a broadcast journalism major from New York City that was fortunate enough to move and grow up in several different countries. My father being in the Air Force meant relocating was a regular occurrence for my family. At the age of 15, my father moved us to the small oil-rich country of Kuwait. Being in one of the most stereotyped regions of the world for the first time, truly made me a two-deminsional surface come to life. I realized how misinterpreted so many parts of the world are, and it became my passion and goal to spread accurate information.