Dr Su Zar Zar
Myanmar Harpist and musicologist Dr. Su Zar Zar is a Faculty member at the National Unversity of Arts and Culture in Yangon, Myanmar. In 2015, Dr. Su Zar Zar became the first Myanmar citizen to receive a Ph.D. in music from an international University, receiving Ph.D. in musicology from Tokyo University of the Arts. During her seven years in Japan, where she was a Monbusho Scholar, she initiated more than 25 concerts of Myanmar Traditional Music throughout Japan. In May of 2011, as a member of ASEAN Caravan of Goodwill, she performed Myanmar Harp for the victims of the earthquake in addition to performing 2 charity concerts. During the 1990s in Myanmar she was recognized for her Harp performances with gold medals in various levels of the Traditional Performing Arts Competition and also at the age of 10 with a permanent recording award from the Myanmar Radio and Television Department (MRTV). In 2006, she was part of a music video shown at the Magic String Exhibition in New Delhi, India. Dr. Su is a fluent speaker of Japanese and English as well as her native Myanmar language.