2019 Arizona Chinese New Year Festival


27 Jan
2:00 pm

Arizona’s premier international festival celebrating the Chinese New Year returns once again to Centennial Hall. The annual extravaganza will feature more than 200 local, national and international artists in a spectacular variety show celebrating the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures.


Weili Lin

Ms. Lin is a guqin and dulcimer performer. She is currently an associate professor of the Conservatory of Music at Shaanxi Normal University, and a member of the Chinese Musicians Association. She has published many academic articles and personal albums, such as “On the breeze” and “Retrospective.” She has been invited to participate in Guqin academic seminars and important concert performances across the country in many times. And as a representative artist in Shaanxi Province, she visited many countries such as Europe, Australia, and North America to perform and give lectures and other international music events.

Xin Li

Xin is a vocal associate professor at the Conservatory of Music at Shaanxi Normal University, and a member of the Chinese Musicians Association. She has won many valuable prizes in the national vocal competition and awarded the title of “The King of Singing in the Western China”. Ms. Li shared her beautiful songs to many countries; she has been invited to Vienna Golden Hall to participate in the Chinese New Year Concert-Shan Bei Folk Songs Walk into Vienna. She has hold several provincial-level research projects and published academic articles in national core journals.

Xintuo Zhang

Master Zhang works at Songshan Shaolin Wushu College; he has over 15 years of experience in Wushu practice, including 8 years of professional training at Shaolin Tagou Wushu School and Professional Wushu Team of Henan Province. He has won the champion of International Wushu competition. Mater Zhang has abundant Wushu performance and teaching experience, focusing on Tai chi quan, Changquan and Shaolin styles. He has been invited to many countries to participate in performances and teaching, including Russia, England, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Iceland, New Zealand.

Liangliang Hao

Liang is a vocal teacher of Conservatory of Music at Shaanxi Normal University, and a Standing Committee Member of Academic Youth Singer Association. He has learned from Professor Haojian Chao and Hongwei Wang. Liang has won many significant prizes in national and international vocal competitions. Mr. Hao has awarded the title of “The Capital Musician” for his expressive singing. He has hold many academic conference, solo concert and lectures in China, and published his personal albums. His reprehensive works include Looking for the Moon in Beijing, My hometown is nearby the Yellow River, and Happy Reunion Dinner.

Liang Huang

Liang is a current Ph.D. student in Marketing Department, Eller School of Management at University of Arizona. Liang started learning Chinese dance since 5 years old. Liang was a dance specialized student and served as the leader of school dance team from high school to college, Tsinghua University. With her team, Liang has won several prizes in the national dance competition, including the biggest Chinese national dance competition, the 4th CCTV dance competition. She has also been invited to national dance TV show “the dance world”.

José Luis Puert

José Luis joined the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music faculty as Assistant Professor of Music in General Music Education. As an ethnomusicologist, Jose Luis’s emphasis has been in Latin American music, focusing on plucked strings ensembles. As a guitarist, he has performed throughout the United States. He is currently the conductor and director for the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra. The TGSO has performed throughout the state in Green Valley, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, and at the Phoenix Regional Symposium for the Guitar Foundation of America. José Luis has been an active board member for the Tucson Guitar Society since 2010.

Bo Lei

Bo is an associate CEO of Magnolia Spring Cultural Media Co., Ltd, Chief of Heluo Cultural Spring Fair and Luoyang Peony Cultural Festival, and director of Magnolia Cultural Co. Mr. Lei is expert in kungfu tea long beak Art and face-changing, and he has been invited to perform hundreds times in China. The face changing in Sichuan opera is the national secondary confidential, and now it’s listed as the state-level intangible cultural heritage.

Ning He

Ning is the current music director of Tucson Sino Choir. She has worked as a director of a Children’s chorus, and a piano accompanist for ten years in Guangzhou, China. She completed the individual music practice for two years in Budapest, Hungary. Ms. He worked as a teaching assistant for the course of Choral Technique I & II, and an apprentice conductor of University Choir, and a director of Middle School Choral program in Texas. Ms. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy. And a Master degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting and Kodaly Music Teaching Method.