Wu Man and the Kronos Quartet

Silk Road Ensemble
Photo by Lenny Gonzalez

"a satisfying one-two punch of Chinese culture through music...a delightful romp."
The Washington Post


A regular partner with the renowned Kronos Quartet, Wu Man began performing with the ensemble in the early 1990s. Together they have collaborated on numerous projects and works including A Chinese Home, a multimedia work conceived by Wu Man, Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington, and theater director Chen Shi-Zheng; and Terry Riley’s The Cusp Of Magic and Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera, both of which were recorded for Nonesuch records.  Wu Man and the Kronos have also collaborated on the Grammy-nominated album You’ve Stolen My Heart, an homage to the composer of classic Bollywood songs, Rahul Dev Burman, featuring the Quartet, Wu Man, singer Asha Bhoslewith Asha Bhosle and tabla player Zakir Hussain; and Early Music, which featured Wu Man on zhong ruan and da ruan (string instruments related to pipa) in John Dowland’s Lachrymæ Antiquæ.  Wu Man participated in the Quartet’s 40th Anniversary celebration concerts at Cal Performances in Berkeley, CA and at Carnegie Hall, composed a work for the Quartet as part of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary “50 for the Future” project, and serves as the Quartet’s Artist-in-Residence during the 2015-16 season.


Wu Man and Kronos Quartet Perform Tan Dun's Ghost Opera