NAGA Director Wang Fei
Wang Fei began her study of the guqin under one of the great living guqin masters, Li Xiangting in 1985. She has won several awards for Chinese music and has toured internationally. She has received honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of State, the Library of Congress, and the American Folklife Center. She has lectured at Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA. Her music was included in an American textbook.
Wu Yuehua,the inventor of the XUANJI tuning pegs
As a guqin researcher and scholar, Mr. Yuehua Wu has spent the last several years dedicated to researching the origin, evolution and improvement of guqin tuning pegs. His latest national patented invention, XUANJI tuning pegs, has greatly enhanced the tuning experience without compromising the appearance of the guqin or any loss of its traditional aesthetic. He is the first person to have made a systematic study of this specialized area.
one of China’s top ten guqin makers
Mr. Shan Weilin is the founder of the prestigious guqin brand "Nanfeng Guqin", and has been its CEO since 1996. He is also a council member of the Chinese Guqin Society and the Chinese Guqin Committee.
Mr. Shan opened the first professional qin studio in China after the Cultural Revolution. Over the past two decades, Mr. Shan has also become a discriminating collector of hundreds of years old shanmu (Chinese fir), one of the prime woods for guqin. Nanfeng Guqin now has the largest collection of old shanmu in China.