Chinese Arts & Music Association

Music Instructors

Plucked Instruments & Pecussion

Buyun Zhao

Buyun is the director of the Washington Chinese Orchestra, a prominent Chinese music instructor and a well-known Yang-Qin soloist. She has performed in many concerts throughout China and the United States, earning much praise and respect from her audiences both locally and abroad. Her technical skill on the Yang-Qin is unsurpassed and she is equally skilled in the Pi-Pa and Gu-Zheng. She has taught many Chinese musical instruments since 1990 to a vast number of students and many of her students have gone on to become distinguished musicians and music teachers themselves in the Pacific Northwest. In 1995, she was invited by the Japanese composer Mr. Kitaro to record music for the movie "The Soong Sisters" with the Seattle Symphony. She was also one of the performers personally invited to play for the Wynn Hotel's grand opening in Las Vegas in 2005. Currently, Buyun continues to spend much of her time teaching various Chinese music instruments locally with CAMA and is well esteemed by all her students.