Silk Road is a professional ensemble that has been touring since 1991. It has garnered fantastic reviews from audiences and media for its virtuosic skills and artistry. It is a leading force of Chinese/Canadian music in Canada.
Qiu Xia He [Pipa – Chinese lute] was born in the province of Shaanxi China, a performer, composer, producer and teacher in Canada since 1989. Qiu Xia has made friends all across the continent, and has delighted audiences around the world. She has been a featured soloist with a few symphony orchestras, and has performed with many top musicians such as Celso Machado, John Reischman and Trichy Sankaran. She has been the driving force of Silk Road Music since 1991.
Andre Thibault [Guitar, oud, percussion] was born in Montreal. He is a brilliant guitarist, whose fiery rhythms and stunning technique result from a unique blend of Flamenco, jazz, classical, and world music. His virtuosity has led him to share the stage with many world class musicians all over the planet from Malaysia, Cuba, South Africa, and India to North America. He has been a key player on the West Coast world music scene with groups like Silk Road Music and Jou Tou.