September 2006, that's when I bought my first HandPan, just a half a year later I bought my second one.It was clear to me I need more than one instrument since each one carries only one musical scale which very limits the musical possibilities, so when I got my second one still I felt limited. for a long while it was fine because I had many other things on my plate and was starting to shape my self and develop as a musician.Nowadays I have four instruments and I am able to play all the scales that involve the 12 regular notes. one of my future plans is to get more instruments that involve quarter tones.
I can't define my musical genere, I play all kinds and especially atracted to traditional music from various cultures.
If I have to, I'll say 'World Music', that's what I feel most related to.
Flamenco is an ongoing research for me and I am very patient and respectful to the culture.I play and produce shows for dancers and work with singers playing traditional and modern Flamenco, also fusions such as Ethnic Music from the Middle East, Persian Music, Latin Music alongside Flamenco.For the next several years I will be developing my sound and composing my own Flamenco pieces.
Zhao Zhen－Flamenco dancer, singer, also know as la Perlite de Hunan. Started in France learning flamenco from year 2006, she went to Spain to learn with dance masters as Matilde Coral, Merche Esmeralda, Andres Marin. With scholarship, she continued studying in Sevilla—La Fundación de Cristina Heeren, with masters Calixto Sanchez, José de la Tomasa, Paco Taranto and Arcángel. From 2007, she started teaching flamenco dance in a flamenco school in Lyon, France. Between 2008 and 2010, she performed flamenco dance and singing with her group around France and Spain, South Asia and many cities in China, on prestigious stages as Beijing Music Hall, NCPA, Singapore Flamenco Festival, etc.
赵珍－舞者，歌手，艺名La Perlita de Hunan湖南的小珍珠。2006年起到西班牙学习Flamenco，师从Matilde Coral，Merche Esmeralda，Andres Marín等舞蹈名家。获两度全额奖学金在Sevilla Cristina Heeren弗拉门戈艺术学校进修弗拉门戈歌唱，得到了当代大师Calixto Sanchez、José de la Tomasa、Paco Taranto、Arcángel传授。2007年起受聘于法国Lyon弗拉门戈学校开始舞蹈教学。2008年组团在法国、西班牙、东南亚和国内多个城市演出，包括北京音乐厅、国家大剧院、潮流音乐节、新加坡弗拉门戈艺术节等。