Yijia Tu is a singer-songwriter from China interested in exploring her cultural identity and diverse traditions through music-making.
  • Date 17 February 2022 - 7.00 p.m. - 17 February 2022 - 8.00 p.m.
  • Location Online

She first appeared as a semi-finalist in the popular Chinese singer-songwriter talent show 'Sing My Song' at the age of 16. After graduating from high school with a certificate in composition, Yijia released her debut album '17'. In collaboration with Chinese and internationally acclaimed musicians including Grammy winner Luca Bignardi, Liu Huan, and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the album won 'Media’s Choice Award' at the renowned 2015 CMA (Chinese Music Awards). After moving to London, Yijia hopes to explore her interest in ethnomusicology and express her cultural identity through the fusion of traditional Eastern elements in her music. As the founder of the folk fusion band project, 'The Sages', through both original musical composition and adaptation of ancient traditional sounds, Yijia hopes to keep the tradition alive and expand and diversify people’s musical taste and knowledge about fascinating cultures and traditions other than their own. Yijia holds an undergraduate degree in Music at SOAS, University of London and a Masters in Music at the University of Oxford.   

The event will be streamed live on YouTube and is free and open to all. 
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The World's Music at Oxford is a project run and supported by St John's, blending research into global musics with live performance. Their concerts are open to all students of the University and members of the general public.