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Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Writer, Poet, Zheng Harpist, Translator

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Considered a major zheng harpist of her generation, Fiona Sze-Lorrain began her piano studies at age five and made her performance debut in Singapore's Victoria Concert Hall. During her musical career, she has played at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, World Music Hall of Wesleyan University, Maison des cultures du monde, Maison des racines du monde, Zuiderpershuis Wereldculturen centrum, Rasa Wereldculturen centrum, UNESCO, Musée Cernuschi, Musée d'Orbigny Bernon, etc.

Sze-Lorrain has traveled on several international tours; her skills, artistic interpretation and passion revealed during her performances have won praises from audiences worldwide. She has performed with Wang Changyuan Zheng Ensemble, IIIZ+, and Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. Her CD, In One Take, was released in Paris in 2010.

photo: Fiona Sze-Lorrain ZhengPhoto © Daniel Gillet

Sze-Lorrain writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese. She graduated as a scholar from Columbia University and New York University before obtaining a PhD in French from Paris IV-Sorbonne. (Literary Work »)

In 2004, Sheng Productions (The Chinese New Yorker) featured a 30-minute documentary that showcases her artistic career.

She lives in Paris.