Kong Aiping

National Class One Performer of China in guimendan (young female lead) role

A renowned Kunqu opera performer, specialising in guimendan roles (noble young female characters) and mentored by Zhang Xian, Zhang Jiqing, and Zhang Yunpeng. She has won the Chinese Theatre Plum Blossom Award, the Orchid Award for Best Performance at the first Chinese Young Kunqu Opera Performer Exchange, the "Jasmine Nomination Award" in Jiangsu, and the “Kunqu Promotion Award” co-organised by UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture.

Her representative works include The Peony Pavilion and The Story of the Embroidered Jacket. She has lectured and performed numerous times in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and other places, earning a high reputation. She has participated in productions by Zuni Icosahedron, including the Danny Yung Experimental Theatre Stage Sisters, the multimedia musical theatre Red Rose, White Rose, and the History Theatre - 1587, A Year of No Significance.