January 17, 2010

Erhu master Xing Lu comes to Sydney for first time

Xing Lu will arrive in Sydney on 1 February in preparation for the Chinese Gardens Chamber Music Festival, which will be held in the Chinese Gardens of Friendship from 4-6 February 2010.

Described as making a sound closest to that of the human voice, the traditional Chinese instrument erhu is China's most famous instrument.  It was introduced to central China by minority tribes from the northern frontier during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). For the festival, directed by John Z Huie it will be played alongside the cello, violin and guitar as well as other Chinese instruments the guqin and the pipa.

About the festival

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