Wu Man

Biography

Born: January 2, 1963; China  
Wu Man is a virtuoso of the pipa, a Chinese lute. She is of the Pudong school of playing and was a pupil of Lin Shicheng. Wu Man received the first Master's degree in the pipa, won the first National Academic Competition for Chinese Instruments, and received the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protege Prize. She was chosen for this award by prize recipient Yo-Yo Ma, with whom she performed at the White House for Chinese and U.S. leaders. She has Read more collaborated with the Kronos Quartet and the New York New Music Consort, and has given first performances of works by new Chinese composers. At the close of the '90s, Wu Man was residing in the U.S. She has performed on recordings for a number of labels, including Axiom, Tzadik, Columbia, Water Lily Acoustics, and Ellipsis. She has also led her own releases for Nimbus Records. Read less
Chinese Traditional & Contemporary Pipa Music / Wu Man
Release Date: 01/11/2000   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 7043   Number of Discs: 2
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Wu Man & Ensemble - Chinese Traditional & Contemporary Music
Release Date: 05/07/1996   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 5477   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    A Playlist Without Borders / Yo-yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 371092 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vijay Iyer,  Wu Man,  Shane Shanahan,  Ahmed Adnan Saygun  ... 
    Performer:  Wu Man,  Mark Suter,  Shane Shanahan,  Sandeep Das  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
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    A Playlist Without Borders / Yo-yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble [CD & DVD]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 375715 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vijay Iyer,  Wu Man,  Shane Shanahan,  Ahmed Adnan Saygun  ... 
    Performer:  Wu Man,  Mark Suter,  Shane Shanahan,  Sandeep Das  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
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    Lei Liang: Verge; Tremors Of A Memory Chord
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572839 Release Date: 12/18/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lei Liang
    Performer:  Wu Man,  Chen Pi-hsien
    Conductor:  Steven Schick,  Stephen Drury,  En Shao
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palimpset Ensemble,  Callithumpian Consort,  Shanghai Quartet  ... 
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    Off The Map - The Silk Road Ensemble
    Label: World Village   Catalog: 468095 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Evan Ziporyn,  Angel Lam,  Gabriela Lena Frank,  Osvaldo Golijov
    Performer:  Sandeep Das,  Wu Man,  Shane Shanahan,  Kojiro Umezaki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
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    Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto;  Et Al / Bashmet, Wu Man, Et Al
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4027 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tan Dun,  Hikaru Hayashi,  Toru Takemitsu,  José Torres
    Performer:  Wu Man,  Yuri Bashmet
    Conductor:  Yuri Bashmet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Soloists
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  • 6.
    Traditions And Transformations / Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man
    Label: Cso Resound   Catalog: 901801 Release Date: 02/12/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest Bloch,  Byambasuren Sharav,  Lou Harrison,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma,  Khongorzul Ganbaatar,  Joel Fan,  Joseph Gramley  ... 
    Conductor:  Miguel Harth-Bedoya,  Alan Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Silk Road Ensemble
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  • 7.
    Riley: The Cusp Of Magic / Wu Man, Kronos Quartet
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 360508 Release Date: 02/05/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Terry Riley
    Performer:  Wu Man
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
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  • 8.
    From The Philip Glass Recording Archive Vol 1
    Label: Orange Mountain Music   Catalog: 44 Release Date: 05/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Glass
    Performer:  Gary Cook,  Peter Rejto,  Wu Man,  Lynn Chang  ... 
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    You've Stolen My Heart - Songs From R. D. Burman's Bollywood / Bhosle, Kronos Quartet
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79856 Release Date: 08/23/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  R.D. Burman
    Performer:  Jennifer Culp,  John Sherba,  Hank Dutt,  David Harrington  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
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    Sheng: Silent Temple, Etc /Bright Sheng, Wu Man, Shanghai Sq
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1138 Release Date: 02/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bright Sheng
    Performer:  Nicholas Tzavaras,  Wu Man,  Bright Sheng,  Li Wei-Gang
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shanghai String Quartet
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    Chinese Traditional & Contemporary Pipa Music / Wu Man
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7043 Release Date: 01/11/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Tan Dun,  Lam Bun-ching,  Liu Tianhua,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Liu Qi-Chao,  Tien-Juo Wang,  Wu Man,  Yang Yi
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    Bun-ching Lam - The Child God / Lam, Chen Shi-zheng, Et Al
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 7031 Release Date: 03/17/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lam Bun-ching
    Performer:  Michael Lowenstern,  Lam Bun-ching,  Shi-Zheng Chen,  Chen Tao  ... 
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    Kronos Quartet - Early Music
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79457 Release Date: 09/16/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guillaume de Machaut,  Harry Partch,  Arvo Pärt,  David Lamb  ... 
    Performer:  John Harrington,  John Sherba,  Hank Dutt,  Marja Mutru  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet,  Huun-Huur Tu,  Solesmes Benedictine Abbey of St. Pierre Monks
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  • 14.
    Tan Dun: Ghost Opera / Wu Man, Kronos Quartet
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79445 Release Date: 03/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tan Dun
    Performer:  Wu Man,  John Sherba,  Hank Dutt,  David Harrington  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
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  • 15.
    Wu Man & Ensemble - Chinese Traditional & Contemporary Music
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5477 Release Date: 05/07/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tan Dun,  Lam Bun-ching,  Traditional,  Zhou Qinru
    Performer:  Liu Qi-Chao,  Tien-Juo Wang,  Yang Yi,  Wu Man
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music from China
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    Nature And Spirit - Zhou Long / Speculum Musicae, Et Al
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 679 Release Date: 06/20/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Zhou Long
    Performer:  Wu Man,  Barbara Siesel,  Victoria Drake,  Gwendolyn Mok  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Speculum Musicae,  Music from China,  Composers Conference Ensemble
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  • 17.
    David Shea: Hsi-yu Chi
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 7005 Release Date: 02/21/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Shea
    Performer:  Zeena Parkins,  James Pugliese,  Marc Ribot,  David Shea  ... 
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