Joy Yu Hoffman

Chinese Harp- Kong

Thursday, June 15
10 – 11 a.m.
McGinley Pavilion

Joy Yu Hoffman was born in China. At the age of four, she studied piano under her parents. By the age of 24, she studied piano under her parents. Upon receiving her Master’s Degree of Music from Northwestern University under Elizabeth Cifani and Edward Druzinsky, Joy wanted to create her own style of music on the Kong Hou, Double Strung Chinese harp. In 23 years, Joy has developed her own technique and style on the Kong Hou. She has released three CD’s, numerous compositions, and double strung harp exercise book. She has taken part in harp conferences, festivals and workshops with all her own compositions. She performed at the 9th World Harp Conference 2005 in Dublin Ireland. She not only plays Asian music on the Kong Hou, but also Celtic music, jazz, and Blues as well. The music that Joy plays today are all her own arrangements. 


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