About Me

Embarking on a Musical Journey

Luo Ousiyu (Julia) embarked on her journey with the zheng (Chinese 21-string zither) at the age of 5. Pioneering a path of musical excellence, she became the first Bachelor of Music (Historical Performance) majoring in zheng at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM). Under the guidance of Lei Dianyun, a distinguished zheng performing artist and the deputy director of The Chinese Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater, Julia honed her skills and deepened her understanding of this traditional instrument zheng. 

In 2019, she attended advanced teacher qualification training at the China Conservatory of Music, achieving outstanding results and obtaining the Advanced Teacher Qualification title certified by the China Conservatory of Music. 

In 2020, she returned to the China Conservatory of Music for examiner training, excelling in her studies and earning the qualification as an examiner for the China Conservatory of Music’s Social Arts Level Examination.

Embarking on a Musical Journey

– In her recent 4th-year special project studies concluded in 2022, Julia joined the Fuzheng Quintet as a zheng player, immersing herself in cross-cultural collaborations with musicians of diverse backgrounds. Together with her team, she embarked on a musical journey, skillfully blending the rich tones of the zheng with the contemporary timbres of flute and piano. 

– A noteworthy moment in Julia’s academic journey was her invitation to perform as a zheng player with the “New Music Ensemble” at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2021. For the repertoire’s demands, she skillfully played both zhengs simultaneously and collaborated on seven contemporary pieces with the symphony orchestra.


Julia’s talents have graced high-profile events, including a performance for the Governor of Sarawak Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin and appearances at prestigious venues such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), China Central Television (CCTV), Special Broadcasting Service China (SBS), Sydney Opera House and Sydney City Town Hall. Her exceptional contributions earned her the Best Impact Award during the Sydney International Music Star Contest.

Cultivating Musical Excellence

Beyond her performances, Julia is the visionary founder and dedicated zheng teacher at the Guyun Guzheng Arts Academy, where she currently guides 100 zheng students. Since 2017, she has nurtured her students’ talents, establishing a zheng ensemble that has enchanted audiences at numerous Chinese cultural events. 

Educational Contribution at SCM

Julia serves as a zheng tutor at the SCM Chinese Music Ensemble since 2019. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chinese Music Ensemble comprises undergraduate and master’s students. This initiative offers up to four semesters of small group tuition on a traditional Chinese instrument, providing experiential insights into China’s rich musical heritage. Today’s concert features performers at various levels, from beginners to those with 6 to 18 months of learning experience, including students who studied Chinese music in China.

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