Shen Qi was born in Nanjing, China. She began to play Erhu when she was six. At the age of eight, she was selected as a soloist for the famous Nanjing Xiao Hong Hua Art Group, a prestigious arts institution for the youth. During this period, Shen Qi performed Erhu in several different countries, including Japan and Singapore. At 17, she began her studies at the music department of Nanjing Normal University, where she received professional training in Erhu performance. Shen Qi completed there her bachelor’s degree of arts at age 21. Since graduating, she has been actively performing and teaching, both in China and abroad. Shen Qi immigrated to Canada in 1994 and has been living in Montreal ever since.
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