Showing posts from 2015

Christmas Concert with North Bay Symphony

I am very delighted to be performing with North Bay Symphony for their Christmas Concerts. Date: Dec 12, 2015 Time: 1 pm (Family Matinee) and 7:30 pm (Evening concert) Venue: Capitol Centre, 150 Main St East, North Bay. Tickets:

Updates from Summer Part 2: Harp Demonstration at Ottawa Public Library (August 2015)

I continued to enjoy the rest of my summer by reaching out to the younger generation in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. It was a lot of fun to see how the kids were fascinated by this wonderful instrument. They were very co-operative :-)   Both demonstrations were well-attended. Thank you once again Ottawa Public Library and Classical Harp Academy for your support.

Updates from Summer Part 1: American Harp Society Summer Institute (June 2015)

Dear friends, It has been quite a while since I last wrote..... I had a rather busy and fruitful summer this year. I was invited to participate at the American Harp Society Summer Institute in Logan, Utah in June. My performance of the  New Chinese Folk Songs  and Wendy Lee's world premiere were both receivd warmly. I am very honored that it was attended by Cherly Cunningham, Chairman of the Board of American Harp Society Inc., as well as the First Lady of Utah State University, amongst other enthusiastic participants of the Summer Institute. Here are some of the highlights at the Conference:       Taken at the Art Museum where I performed the new works, before my performance.                                          At the food truck with Kathy Kienzle, Chairman of the World Harp Congress.               Staying warm during a concert with Lucy Scandrett and Jane Bishop, past President and                            past Chairman of the Board of AHS.  

Chinese Music Soiree 2015, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

I will be performing "Beside a Clear Spring--Canadian Songs Caprice," (在清泉边) arranged for Chinese and Western Instrumental Ensemble by composer Sun XiaoSong, performed by musicians from the Chinese Central Conservatory, Beijing and Carleton University, Ottawa. Date: Sept 29th, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm Venue: National Arts Centre theatre, Ottawa Ticket and info:

"Introduction to the harp" at Ottawa Public Library

Come join me for a mini-concert and storytelling, followed by harp tasting afterwards. Held at 2 branches of Ottawa Public Library: The Centennial Branch and the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch. Suitable for children ages 4-10. Free Admission. Registration required. 1. Aug 4th (TUE),  2-3 pm @ Ruth E. Dickinson Branch 2. Aug 5th (WED), 2-3 pm @ Centennial Branch Registration: **Harps for both dates are generously sponsored by Classical Harp Academy **

Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

I will be performing the Canadian Premiere of Wendy Lee's "Sprinkles and Splashes" and John Cage's "In a Landscape" as part of the Ottawa Chamber Festival's NEW MUSIC NOW series. Date: August 3rd, 2015 (MON) Time: 12 pm and 1:30 pm Venue: De La Salle Public Highschool Information:

James W. Campbell, Concerto for Harp and orchestra


American Harp Society 11th Summer Institute in Logan, Utah (USA)

I will be performing three Chinese classics, arranged for solo harp by myself. They are "Three Variations on Plum Blossoms," "Searching Plum Blossoms in the snow" and "Jasmine." I am also commissioning and performing the world premiere of Wendy Lee's "Sprinkles and Splashes," written in commemoration of the 20 children and 6 adults who lost their lives in the shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, USA in 2012. It is the performer's hope that this work will provide a beacon of hope and comfort for the survivors of the massacre and parents/family of the victims. Date: June 23rd, 2015 (TUE) Time: 4:00 pm Venue: Utah State University, Logan, Utah. For info about Wendy Lee, the composer:   For info about the conference:

Ottawa Asian Fest

Chinese New Year is fast approaching. I will be performing Chinese folk songs on the harp (arranged by myself)  at the Ottawa Asian Fest. . There will be also be Food & Drinks, Lion Dance Parade, & Live Entertainment in this event to celebrate the much beloved Spring Festival. Date: February 8th, 2015 (SUN) Time: between 5-7 pm Venue: E.Y. Centre, Ottawa Pass: $10 For more information, visit:

Former Student Hebe Kan won 2nd prize at Japan International Harp Competition 2014

Happy New Year!  For the new year I would like to share a piece of good news with you all:-- Congratulations to my former harp student, Hebe Kan Yuet, for placing 2nd in the junior division of the 26th Nippon Harp Competition held in Soka, Japan in November 2014. Keep up the good work Hebe!