About a year after releasing its album Felix Mendelssohn String Quartets, Chinese ensemble Amber Quartet had a talk introducing and reviewing the recording of the album at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Jan 7.2024.
Tan Dun hosts Hong Kong music festival to engage younger audiences and offer emerging talent a springboard to the global stage, Chen Nan reports. Award-winning composer Tan Dun has made a unique mark on the world music scene with creative work that bridges Eastern and Western traditions, as well as pushes the boundaries of classical music.
Erhu musician Jiang Jianhua spoke of her passion for her city of Shanghai during a concert on Oct 26. Invited by the China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Jiang presented a concert named after her award-winning album Hometown Passion. This features familiar erhu repertoire, the theme song of the 1987 film The Last Emperor composed by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as her own erhu adaptations of classical pieces such as Vittorio Monti's Czardas and Pablo Sarasate's Carmen Concert Fantasy.
Pei Jiadi was born in Zhaoqing, in South China's Guangdong province. She began studying piano with her father at the age of 5 and started learning the oboe at 7. At 8, she was admitted to the affiliated elementary school of the Central Conservatory of Music, and at 12, she won the junior oboe category at the seventh Mravinsky International Competition for Youth in Russia
To celebrate the 190th anniversary of German composer Johannes Brahms' birth, young pianist Sun Yutong was ambitious in leading his audience through pieces from the composer's later years.