Ying Xi Heng (Sara Heng) is a Malaysian Guzheng Artist. After picking up the guzheng (Chinese Zither) at age 12, Sara went on to receive her Masters at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with a full scholarship, where she trained in classical Chinese music, as well as contemporary and improvised music. In addition to playing with a number of ensembles in Kuala Lumpur, Ying Xi Heng is the bandleader of Eight Twelve, an award-winning group which blends Western and Eastern instrumentation. She has actively participated in competitions and her achievements including winning the gold medal of the musical instruments competition of conservatories in China. Sara performs internationally across Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Cambodia.