她与众多蜚声国际的大师级艺术家有过合作，包括Peter Brötzmann、Joe Fonda、Hamid Drake、Assif Tsahar、Matthias Schubert、Frank Gratkowski、Baby Sommer、Misha Feigin、Michael Heupel、Uwe Oberg、Lê Quan Ninh、Martin Blume、Johannes Bauer、Luc Houtkamp和Wilbert de Joode等。其中，与著名自由爵士低音提琴演奏家Peter Kowald的合作对她产生了深远的影响。她加入了Peter所创立的国际自由即兴乐团Global Village，并成为其核心成员，随乐团在世界各地的众多音乐节登台献演。
她曾获得多个国际奖项，其中包括2009年德国埃森爵士大奖Jazzpott，是首位获此殊荣的华裔音乐家；同年，她与瑞士鼓手Lucas Niggli合作、由Intakt厂牌发行的专辑《Black Lotos》获得德国唱片乐评人奖协会奖（German Record Critics' Award）。
“Min-Wu-Xu” Trio was founded in Netherlands in 2009. Three pioneers of contemporary Chinese music, Min Xiaofen, Wu Wei and Xu Fengxia, represents the rapid changes occurring in modern China, standing for openness for experiments and new directions in music, but firmly rooted in traditional Chinese culture. The three of them have gone through intensive studies in ancient Chinese music and have become masters on their respective instruments. The trio has staged in Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands. Although originally from China, this will be their first gig in China.
Min Xiao Fen
Hailed by The New York Times as “a pipa player like no other” and the Village Voice as an artist who “has taken her ancient Chinese string instrument into the future”, Min Xiaofen is a master of the pipa, a four-stringed, pear-shaped lute with a 2000-year history.
Known for her virtuosity and fluid style, Min has expanded her instrument's possibilities as an element for contemporary composition, tacking fluidly between the extended techniques of free improvisation, jazz, full-on noise and contemporary classical vocabulary. Her music interweaves traditional music, regional operas and Taoist music with John Cage, jazz and blues. Her works transcend borders with their own brand of cutting-edge fusion. Min’s treatments of jazz standards by Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, mixed with some of their historical counterparts in 1930s Shanghai nightlife repertoire, led her to be the first Chinese musician invited to perform in a Jazz at Lincoln Center program. Her special interest in trumpeter Buck Clayton’s visits to Shanghai in that time led to her 2014 program with her Blue Pipa Trio. On her latest solo set, “Mao, Monk and Me”, Min investigates the deep and unexpected connections between the jazz standards of Thelonious Monk and Chinese music.
Her 2012 CD, “Dim Sum”, reflects the dues she’s paid and the returns on her investments in her own voice and language. She has worked with many distinguish composers and musicians including John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Tan Dun (谭盾), Chen Yi (陈怡), Zhou Long (周龙), Wadada Leo Smith, Randy Weston, Jane Ira Bloom, Philip Glass, Ned Rothenberg, sound artists Carl Stone and DJ Spooky, as well as sound and visual pioneer Christian Marclay. Min has received awards from Meet the Composer, Asian Cultural Council and The Peter S. Reed Foundation. Min has been a curator at The Stone, John Zorn’s venue, and Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. She is the founder of Blue Pipa Inc. and currently lives in New York City.
Wu Wei, sheng virtuoso and professor at Shanghai Music Conservatory, born in China, studied at Shanghai Music Conservatory and Hanns Eisler Academy with a DAAD scholarship in Berlin, where he is now based. He has helped to develop the ancient instrument into an innovative force in contemporary music.
In addition to many prestigious national and international competitions for traditional Chinese music, he won the Musica Vitale Competition, Germany, in 1996 and 2002 and the Global Root world music prize in 2004. In 2011 he won the Herald Angels Award by Edinburgh International Festival for composition of Unsuk Chin “Su-Concertro for Sheng” with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under Myung-Whun Chun.
Since 1996 he has appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra under Kent Nagano, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov, the Radio France Philharmoic Orchestra under Myung-Whun Chun and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under Akiyama Kazuyoshi.
His international engagements include appearances throughout the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Russia, and the Middle and Far East, and he has given the world premieres of more than 150 works including ten concertos for sheng and orchestra, by composers including John Cage, Unsuk Chin (陈银淑), Hosokawa Toshio (细川俊夫), Enjott Schneider, Joerg Widmann, Guus Janssen, Tan Dun (谭盾), Chen Qigang (陈其钢), Guo Weijing (郭文景) and Ruo Huang (黄若).
Wu Wei is an avant-garde sheng soloist. He has helped to develop this four thousand's years old ancient instrument into an innovative force in contemporary music, through the creation of new techniques, expanding the new repertories and integrating different styles and genres.
Born in China, Xu Fengxia is an internationally renowned musician who plays traditional Chinese instruments including guzheng, sanxian, guqin and liuqin. After graduated from Shanghai Conservatory, she joined the famous Shanghai Chinese Orchestra as a sanxian soloist and toured Germany with the orchestra as early as 1987.
After having moved to Germany in 1991, Xu Fengxia began to discover new musical ideas and materials. In addition to traditional Chinese music, Xu Fengxia has developed her own personal style of a mixture of elements from different styles of music all over the world to more abstract and avant-garde materials, and in many contexts her own beautiful voice.
She has worked with with various accomplished artists such as Peter Brötzmann, Joe Fonda, Hamid Drake, Assif Tsahar, Matthias Schubert, Frank Gratkowski, Baby Sommer, Misha Feigin, Michael Heupel, Uwe Oberg, Lê Quan Ninh, Martin Blume, Johannes Bauer, Luc Houtkamp, Wilbert de Joode
and many more. A main influence for her was the cooperation with free jazz bass player Peter Kowald in his international improvising ensemble Global Village. She was one of the core member and staged many festivals around the world.
She has received several awards, including the Jazzpott of Essen in 2009 as the first ethnic Chinese musician, and the Award for Best Recording of the German Record Critics' Award Association in 2009 for CD “Black Lotos” under Intakt, a collaborative work with Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli.