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A native of China, lyric soprano Eva Peng served as the resident soprano soloist for the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for many years before emigrating to the United States. During her time with the company, she performed under the direction of many world-famous conductors including the late Herbert von Karajan. She also appeared in a special command performance for former Chinese premier Jiang Zemin in Zhong-Lang-Hai, China's national state house. She was the subject of a cover story in China's TV Guide following a nationally televised concert at Guangzhou's Friendship Theatre.

Now a US citizen, Ms. Peng has toured the country to present recitals and concerts and to appear on the theatrical stage. She has starred in numerous productions, singing the roles of "Maria" in The Sound of Music (at the historic Ft. Totten Little Theatre), "Bastienna" in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienna, "Yum Yum" in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, and "The Princess" in Puccini's Sor Angelica.

She has also toured in Europe, giving concerts in Serbia, England, and Holland - including engagements in the cities of London and Belgrade.

Ms. Peng has appeared at professional conferences throughout the Unites States and Europe. She has performed at conventions of the European Piano Teachers' Association, The American Liszt Society, the Virginia Music Teacher' Association, the Missouri Music Teachers' Association, the Iowa Music Teachers' Association, the Florida Music Teachers' Association and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers.

In addition to the traditional classical vocal repertoire, Ms. Peng explores lesser-known works. Recently she presented performances of and wrote an article on the British folksong arrangements of Ludwig van Beethoven.

A passionate teacher, Ms. Peng is currently on the music faculty at Northwest Missouri State University and at North Central Missouri College.

She studied at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Wuhan Conservatory, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Southern California. Her primary teachers have included Natalie Limonick, Bard Suverkrop, Xiao Yan Zhou and Jennie Darnell.