Gus Holley - Gao Hong’s Award -Winning Student

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Gus Holley is a student of Gao Hong and performer on pipa and zhongruan. He has won gold medals for solo performance on both instruments in the United States and China, in 2018 becoming the first American to win a gold medal in the Liaoyuan Cup International Pipa Competition in Beijing. Holley graduated from Carleton College in 2020 with majors in music and Asian studies and a minor in Chinese and is currently pursuing his doctorate in ethnomusicology at the University of California Berkeley. He is also a performer on the Norwegian hardanger fiddle, with training from the University of Southeastern Norway.