Chinese Evening

Chen Min – pipa
Zheng Yu – erhu
Mo Yani – guzheng
Gao Yuchuan – vocal

Chinese music will appear for the first time on our festival this year. Artists from China will perform native music on the original instruments. Surely, this will be one of those evenings that will remain in the memory of the audience for a long time. To illustrate the instruments, we present their short descriptive presentations.

The erhu - is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China.

The pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years in China.

The guzheng also simply called zheng is a Chinese plucked zither. It has 18 or more strings and movable bridges, and the modern guzheng usually has 21 strings and bridges. The picks (called "DaiMao") used by performers to play guzheng are often made out of the shells of Hawksbill.

16th August /Saturday/, 20:00
Collegium Maximum, Toruń
Tickets: 25/15 PLN    BOOK TICKETS