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Annie Zhou - Founder/Composer/Guzheng Performer

Annie Zhou Guzheng

Annie Zhou is the founder of the Amare Girls Band. Her performance was featured at various major shows such as the L.A. County Holiday Celebration and the Pacific Symphony New Year Celebration. Most of her compositions are focused on the interpretation and integration of multi-ethnic cultures, especially Asian folk instruments.

Sasha Chandler - Violinist

Sasha Chandler, violin

Sasha is a professional Violin performer, recording artist, and instructor. Graduated from the University of Oregon and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she's been performing in symphony orchestras such as Oregon Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Symphony, Orchestra NEXT.

Amare Girls 

Annie Zhou Amare Girls Band

Founded by Annie Zhou, Amare Girls Band intertwines traditional Chinese instruments like the Guzheng and Pipa with Western ones such as the Flute and Violin, this all-female band promotes women's empowerment and racial equality, showcasing musical talent and advocacy for inclusivity. Their innovative mix results in a dynamic performance, merging traditional and pop tunes with modern flair, and pushing artistic boundaries.

Lei Liu - Pipa Performer

Amare Girls Band Pipa Performer Lei

Lei plays a Chinese traditional instrument called Pipa, she's been trained professionally since the age of six and became one of the top Pipa performers. Lei performed at numerous events and concerts and was often invited as a special guest and judge to Pipa competitions.

Shannon Canchola - Flutist

Amare Girls Band Flute Shannon

Shannon is a professional Flute performer and recording flutist who holds two master's degrees and is currently a Flute Professor at ​Cal Poly Pomona, Pierce College, and Citrus College. She is the principal of Valley and Performing Arts Opera Company. Shannon was a featured flutist who played with Ariana Grande at the Grammy ceremony 2019 and she tours with Persian pop superstars Aref Arefkia and Leila Forouhar all over the world.

Emily Stewart - Guest Violinist

Emily Violin

Emily holds a Doctoral Degree from Boston University, she has worked with various world-class musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma. She's the first Violinist of Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, New England Repertory Orchestra, she's also the teacher of Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, and Brookline Public Schools.

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