Wu Jing is going to present a program with music and speech. You will hear both classical and folk music, western flute and Chinese bamboo flute. Singer and basist Anders Forsslund, famous from FJK, Mascots, will join the concert.
Wu Jing will share with you her trip from China to the United States and then to Sweden, from a
Paralympic sprinter to a professional flutist. She is also the first visually impaired flutist ever perform in a symphony orchestra with help of modern technology. How can she read the conductor with her foot? You will find out on September 17 at Norrtälje Konsthall.
Time: Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Address: Norrtälje Konsthall
Extra info: A TV documentary on Wu Jing’s story and how she uses modern technology to “see” the conductor will air on Swedish television(SVT2) on November 10 at 8 PM.
Wu Jing, first blind flutist made her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic New Blind flöjtist dirigeras med nålar under fotenTech Helps with Blind Chinese Musician’s PerformanceOrchestra on May 23rd, 2016! She did it with the help of Tactsense technology. “For the first time to experience music with conductor is beyond amazing,” said Jing after the concert. There are no words to describe the feeling of being able to “see” in music, to read conductor’s gesture under the foot, to feel the tempo, beats, time signature, and rhythm through the help of technology.
Stockholm City Cultural Department and the Swedish National Music Council (Musikverket) recently awarded the innovation project Tactsense, grants for the development of a unique technical platform for visually impaired musicians. Project members including Ric Wasserman, Wu Jing, Ellen Sundh, Runo Andersson, Jan Bengtson and Andreas Alin. The project and premiere concert are videodocumented and become part of a documentary film which follows blind professional flautist Wu Jing as she makes her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The film will air on Swedish National Television in the fall of 2016, and will broadcast in France, China, Canada and Denmark..
A big thank to the event organizer on Svartsö. I was surprised to have well-prepared Chinese food for dinner with hand-made dumplings and Kung Pao chicken. It was an amazing evening concert with the theme of China. We shared with audience our concert tour to China, the people we met, the great Chinese food we had on the trip. Peter, Anders and I played music from Sweden and China, to best create harmony and culture exchange. Anders sang Yanhua sanyue in Chinese was certainly the concert’s highlight. After the concert, we continued our celebration with people from Svartsö. The day after, we went around to feel the nature of Svartsö and had wonderful fish soup. Hope that we will bring more music back to Svartsö.
Welcome to Stockholm archipelago Svartsö with music, food and wine. Välkommen till en unik kväll med mat, vin och musik. För underhållningen står Anders Forsslund, Peter Gardemar och flöjtisten Wu Jing. De spelar och berättar från sin turné i Kina, som de just avslutat.
Ylva Linda One Voice and Wu Jing are going to perform at the concert ‘under samma himmel’ at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre on December 14, 2015. The concert aims to support and help refugees as well as establishing and creating a harmonious society for all. Ylva Linda One Voice and Wu Jing are cooperating for more than two years and have recorded several songs together which you may find on Spotify, Itunes, Youtube, etc. Hope to see you at Stockholm Waterfront. Address: Nils Ericsons Plan 4, 111 64 Stockholm. Please purchase your ticket at
On October 26-28 October 2015, Wu Jing participates the 9th UNesco Youth Forum in Paris. Wu Jing gave a speech and performance: introducing Nanjing city where she studied and welcome all young people to visit China; her special thank to French inventor of the writing system Braille for the blind, named after Louis Braille; her thank words also go to childhood music teacher Hua Guimin and current flute mentor Jan Bengtson; music enlightened her life; Nanjing Foreign Language School gave her the platform to walk on the international stage; success will never be achieved without efforts, life requires hard-working, hope and inspiration. At UNesco, Wu Jing encourages young people from all over the world to support and help to create an inclusive society for people with disabilities, to provide equal education and employment opportunities. Wu Jing inspires young people to be a generation with dreams, responsibilities and strong mission. During the event, Wu Jing performed Amazinng Grace with Japanese violinist Eijin Nimura, hope for peace, friendship and love.