What does it bring when "W"est meets "E"ast? "WE" brings harmony.
Formed in 2019 and based in Espoo, Finland, the vivid WE Guitar Duo consists of Chinese guitarist-composer Yunjia Liu and Finnish guitarist Mikko Zibulski. The music character of the Duo is lyrical, romantic, sentimental, lively and inspiring. The style includes classical music, world music, folk music, and contemporary music. The Duo is devoted to merging the Western and Eastern music world and bridging the gaps in between by presenting various musical elements as integrity.
With deep love and strong passion in music, Yunjia Liu (stage name: J. Hermit) enjoys every moment being an independent artist. She was born in China and studied Bachelor of Music (Classical Guitar) at the University of Melbourne with Tonié Field from 2013 to 2016. Yunjia moved to Germany in 2017 and completed studying Master of Music (Guitar Soloist and Composition) at University of Music Detmold. She lives in Finland since July 2020. Yunjia Liu’s music is deeply influenced by the philosophical ideas such as Minimalism, Taoism, Yin-Yang and the inspirations of Nature. Her multidisciplinary projects focus on theatre, dancing, painting, and poetry. Her music style includes classical music, traditional Asian music, contemporary music, folk music, as well as free improvisatory music and electronic music. She has been giving concerts in Germany, France, Finland, Hungary, England, Australia, and China.
Finnish classical guitarist Mikko Zibulski took his first steps into the classical guitar world in Kouvola Music Institute, Finland, at the age of 7. Years after, in 2014, he graduated in Music pedagogy in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, thereafter continuing his studies in the Royal Conservatory of Music, Denmark. After finishing his studies in Denmark, Mikko continued studies in Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, Finland, finally graduating in 2019, achieving his second Master of Music title. Currently Mikko teaches classical guitar in the Porvoo Music Institute.
Mikko Zibulski has given concerts in various countries such as: Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Spain, China, India...