Artist Bio

Min Xiao-Fen, pipa

Few artists have done more to both honor and reinvent the two-thousand-year history of the pipa than soloist, vocalist, and composer Min Xiao-Fen (minbluepipa.com). Classically trained in her native China, Min was an in-demand interpreter of traditional music before relocating to the United States and forging a new path for her instrument alongside many of the leading lights in modern jazz, free improvisation, experimental, and contemporary classical music. NPR Weekend Edition lauded Min as “one of the world’s greatest virtuosos,” and The New York Times raved that her singular work “has traversed a sweeping musical odyssey.”

2024–2025 Music@Menlo Appearances