Goldenpearl Ensemble was formed by ruan artist/composer Zhimin Yu, 10 years ago. The band consists of well known players of the sheng/suona (the Chinese windpipe), the erhu (the Chinese violin) and the ruan (the Chinese guitar). They play many different varieties of music from all around the world, especially folk music and chamber music. Goldenpearl is well known for their many performances in Vancouver and have performed at Festival Vancouver, for the Asian Heritage, and with the Vancouver Youth Symphony. They also perform regular concerts for Health Arts at senior living facilities and hospitals, as well as at school shows.