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Soloists

2018/19 Season

Jiji

Jiji

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Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary classical music to free improvisation. Following recent performances at the 92nd Street ‘Y’ Guitar Fest and at Festival Napa Valley, Jiji’s 2017-18 season features her NY recital debut at Weill Recital Hall on the CAG series and recitals for the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Purdue Convocations, and the Virginia Arts Festival. As a chamber musician, she performed with members of Eighth Blackbird, members of one beat project, members of Bang on a Can All-Stars, Wild Up, The Industry, cellist Tessa Seymour, and the Aizuri Quartet. A passionate advocate of new music, Jiji has premiered works by Paul Lansky, Nina Young, Gabriella Smith, Riho Maimets, Krists Auznieks, Gulli Björnsson, Andrew McIntosh, and Farnood HaghaniPour. She also performs her own compositions, incorporating electronic media and acoustic music, and she currently works as a composer with the Yale Repertory Theater, Yale Cabaret, and Yale School of Art. Her music is influenced by her regular activities as a DJ, where she highlights the electronic dance styles of happy hardcore and Berlin experimental electronica.

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