(Thursday) 2:00 pm(GMT-10:00)
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - Kahuku Unit
Having recovered from a terrible automobile accident, Chihsuan Yang, returns to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to perform a special concert of Violin, Erhu (the traditional
Having recovered from a terrible automobile accident, Chihsuan Yang, returns to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to perform a special concert of Violin, Erhu (the traditional Chinese stringed instrument) and Electronics at the Kahuku Unit at Ka’u.
Chihsuan is a distinguished artist and musician hailing from Taiwan, who embodies the essence of cultural bridging through her musical endeavors. With a diligent personal drive, she believes in the transformative power of music beyond the confines of formal education. Grateful for the enrichment music has brought to her life, Chihsuan passionately shares her love and knowledge, aiming to unite and uplift others through her art.
An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, Chihsuan’s body of work traverses diverse genres, extending beyond borders. Her musical journey, shaped by 20 years of classical training, led her to seek creative freedom beyond the constraints of the genre’s technicalities. While her classical foundation granted her fluency in the universal language of music, Chihsuan’s quest for flexibility propelled her into a world of creative exploration.
A longstanding member of Corky Siegel’s ChamberBlues, Chihsuan has graced stages worldwide, collaborating with luminaries like Yo-Yo Ma, Brian Wilson, David Foster, and the Dalai Lama. Her works, featuring violin, erhu, piano, and voice, resonate across various media outlets.
Beyond the spotlight, Chihsuan dedicates her time to playing music for patients in hospitals, drawing from her own childhood heart defect diagnosis. Through educational demonstrations, she showcases the cultural significance of the erhu in schools, from kindergartens to university lecture halls.
Kahuku is located in the district of Kaʻū, near mile-marker 70.5 on Highway 11, a one-hour drive from Kīlauea Visitor Center.