Established in Beijing, China Magpie is a local crossover performance group consisting of members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. With no musical boundaries, the ensemble’s unique repertoire presents a unique mix of traditional Chinese music and different styles of western music from classical to rock. China Magpie’s strong belief in fresh and edgy interpretations of traditional Chinese music coupled with each member’s virtuoso technique and rare instrumentation, makes them one of the most creative and promising ensembles on the world stage today. The four member ensemble has appeared in many of the world’s major concert halls, TV productions and music festivals since 2004. They have successfully introduced important Chinese traditional music in live concerts, and have collaborated with such ensembles as the Silk Road Ensemble, Chicago Symphony, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and toured extensively through North America, Europe and Asia. Let this cross cultural recording bring you to a worldly experience of peace, harmony and happiness!