2012-06-30 Concert Perfomers: Annie Ning 寧寧, Pipa

Annie has been interested in traditional Chinese music since childhood and started playing the pipa at the age of eight after immigrating to Canada with her parents from China. She began her pipa studies with renowned pipa soloist Wendy Zhao since 2009. In the same year, she joined the Toronto Chinese Orchestra and participated in many performances around Canada. This year, Annie received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, nominated by the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, and first place at Kiwanis Music Festival for Non-Western String Instruments (Plucked).