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Wang Jie - composer combines social issues with musical expression

Feb 22, 2019

Chinese-American composer Wang Jie was born in Shanghai shortly after the Culture Revolution, and came to the United States to study at the Manhattan School of Music. Jie’s music incorporates Chinese and Western classical styles, and often revolves around social issues such as nature, the environment, disability, war, love and loss.

Aside from composing, she’s an enthusiastic softball player who bats left and throws right. Listen to her perform "Game for Two" for two pianos.

Read Wang Jie's guest blog about Becoming a Composer

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