Having been playing pipa since she was five, Jie Ma is no stranger to the rigorous training and precise techniques required to become a virtuoso in traditional Chinese music. Now, Jie is blending the classics with the avant-garde, the structured with the impromptu, and the old sound with new techniques.
How did you meet PFC? And how did you feel working with us?
I tried to get in contact with PFC in all the ways I could think of once I learned of its existence. I had a great experience working with the producers and recording artists. Thank you for having me! 🙂
When and how did you get involved with music?
I guess I got involved with music before I was even born. My mother played music all the time when I was still in her belly. I started to play pipa and other Chinese instruments when I was five. My first teacher was my mother, who is a great educator for Chinese traditional music instruments.
What does music mean to you?
Music makes me, me. Most of the changes and decisions I have made in my life are related to music. I am grateful for everything I have gained and experienced from learning, practicing, composing, and performing music.