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China Arts presents Chinese wind instruments and Erhu Fiddle Music Classes Autumn 2017 - 4 October to 13 December

China Arts and the London Foguan Shan Temple present an on-going cultural education project on various courses on Chinese instrumental music in central London.

The Fo Guang Shan Temple is a quiet Pure Land in the busy heart of London in a Grade Two listed building. Since 1992, the Temple has been a major venue for Buddhist practice and cultural activities. It is a perfect environment for qin music practice.

Courses

Every Wednesday from 4 October to 13 December 2017 (11 weekly classes):

Erhu (2-stringed fiddle) group classes (11 Wednesdays) - £220
1.00 – 12:00pm Beginners
3.00 – 4.00pm Beginners

Erhu (2-stringed fiddle) 1 to 1 lessons – all levels - £440
12:15-1pm, 4.15-5pm, 5.30-6:15pm (11 Wednesdays)

Wind instrument group classes (11 Wednesdays) - £220
9:30 -10.30am 笛子 dizi flute, 10.30 -11.30 箫 xiao vertical flute, 2-3pm 葫芦丝 Hulusi gourd

Wind Instruments 1 to 1 lessons – all levels (11 Wednesdays) - £440
11.30-12.15pm 笛子 dizi flute, 12.15-1pm 箫 xiao flute, 3.45-4.30pm 葫芦丝 Hulusi gourd.

Fees include the use of instruments during the classes.

Teachers

Wang Xiao (erhu virtuoso, Silk String Quartet and UK Chinese Music Ensemble, Wuhan Conservatory of Music)

Liu Menglin (Wind instrument virtuoso from Beijing Normal University and Mmus from York University)

Location

London Fo Guang Shan Temple
84 Margaret St., Fitzrovia
London, W1W 8TD

Download the registration form here.

Download the poster here.

Contact

Phone: 07880 896 003

Email: ukchinesemusic@gmail.com or jmgjoseph@ukchinesemusic.com



China Arts presents Chinese Guqin and Guzheng Zither Music Classes Autumn 2017 - 3 October to 12 December

China Arts and the London Youlan Qin Society present their cultural education project – systematic long-term guqin zither courses in the Fo Guang Shan Temple in central London.

The guqin, with its refined and other-worldly tones, is the quintessential instrument of the Chinese literati, and mastery of this instrument along with chess, calligraphy, and ink-painting has historically been the mark of scholarly sophistication. The guzheng (21 string zither) has a history of over 2,500 years and is an expressive and colourful instrument which is widely loved by both Chinese and Western people. The Fo Guang Shan Temple is a quiet Pure Land in the busy heart of London in a Grade Two listed building. Since 1992, the Temple has been a major venue for Buddhist practice and cultural activities. It is a perfect environment for qin music practice.

Courses

Every Tuesday from 3 October to 12 December 2017 (10 weekly classes):

Group classes - guqin and guzheng

11:00 – 12:30pm Beginner - £250
2:00 – 3:30pm Intermediate £250
6:30 – 7:30pm Beginner £200
7:30 – 8:30pm Intermediate £200

One-to-one lessons - guqin or pipa

9:15-10am, 10-10:45, 3:30-4:15pm, 4:15-5pm, 5-5:45pm £400 (10 lessons)

One-to-one lessons - guzheng

9:15-10am, 10-10:45, 1:15-2pm, 3:30-4:15pm, 4:15-5pm, 5-5:45pm £400 (10 lessons)

Fees include the use of instruments during the classes.

Teachers

Guqin: Dr Cheng Yu (Guqin and pipa virtuoso, studied under guqin master Li Xiangting, teaches guqin at SOAS, University of London, since 1998), President of the London Youlan Qin Society

Guzheng: Ms Liu Zixuan (Guzheng virtuoso from Harbin Conservatory of Music, China)

Location

London Fo Guang Shan Temple
84 Margaret St., Fitzrovia
London, W1W 8TD

Download the registration form here.

Download the poster here.

Contact

Phone: 07880 896 003

Email: ukchinesemusic@gmail.com or jmgjoseph@ukchinesemusic.com



Cheng Yu - Lapwing Festival, Seaford - 8 September, 2017

Cheng Yu, has been invited to play the pipa and guqin at the Lapwing Music Festival, Seaford.

Date: Friday, 8th September 2017, 7:30 am

Venue:
Coastguard Cottages
Cuckmere Haven
Seaford
East Sussex

For further information and booking please visit www.lapwingfestival.com


Cheng Yu - Brighton Dome, Colchester - 4 September, 2017

Internationally renowned pipa and guqin virtuoso, scholar and specialist in Chinese music, Cheng Yu, plays you into the week as Simon and Cher Robins lead a taiqi class for all abilities.

Date: Monday, 4th September 2017, 7:00 am

Venue:
Brighton Dome
Church Street
Brighton BN1 1UE

For further information and booking please visit brightondome.org/event/14720/rise_shine/


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 9th September, 2017

This will be our fifth yaji for 2017. It is going to be interesting and exciting and all are welcome. The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its door not only to members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members).

For more information about the London Youlan Qin Society, see www.ukchinesemusic.com/londonyoulanqin

Date/time: Saturday, 9th September 2017

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Venue:
Room 116
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


Guqin Interview and guqin performance by Cheng Yu - Dutch Classical Radio - 17 September, 2017

Cheng Yu has been invited to give an interview and guqin performance on Dutch Classical Radio as part of the the Musica Scara Maastricht Kunstenfestival, a festival of religious music.

Date: Sunday, 17th September 2017, 9pm - 9:30pm Central European Time


Guqin concert by Cheng Yu - Maastricht, Netherlands - 15-16 September, 2017

Cheng Yu has been invited to give two guqin performances at the Musica Scara Maastricht Kunstenfestival, a festival of religious music.

Dates: Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th September 2017, 10:00 pm

Venue:
Keizerzaal Sint Servaasbasiliek
Maastricht
The Netherlands

For further information and ticket prices please visit http://www.musicasacramaastricht.nl/programma/vrijdag-15-september


Chinese Music Concert "Beyond the Strings" - China Exchange, Chinatown, London - 18 August, 2017

This concert showcased masterpieces on the guqin zither and xiao flute, with a guqin ensemble by musicians from the London Youlan Qin Society including Charles Tsua (guqin) and Dennis Lee (xiao). It also featured virtuosi Cheng Yu (guqin, pipa), Wang Xiao (erhu) and Zhang Danhui (zhongruan) performing traditional and modern pieces.

See the photo gallery here.

Download the poster here.


Chinese Music Summer School - China Exchange, Chinatown, London - 16-20 August, 2017

The guqin course was taught by Dr Cheng Yu, who has been teaching guqin at SOAS, University of London, for 20 years, and Charles Rupert Tsua, an accomplished guqin player with over 10 years of experience. The course was open to participants of all levels of experience.

See the photo gallery here.

Download the poster here.


Silk and Bamboo Ensemble - Mercury Theatre, Colchester - 20 June, 2017

An evening of Chinese music, showcasing string and bamboo instruments, singing and music from different regions, styles and ages, including Shanghai Teahouse, Cantonese and modern pieces by contemporary comnposers.

Date: Tuesday, 20th June, 2017, 7:30 pm

Venue:
Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate
Colchester CO1 1PT

For further information, ticket prices and booking please visit mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/sound-of-silk-and-bamboo


Silk String Trio at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds - 25 May, 2017

Following the success of Cheng Yu and the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble's performance at the Apex a few years ago, this year she has been invited to to perform there again, this time with the Sik String Trio.

Date: Thursday, 25th May, 2017, 1:00 pm

Venue:
The Apex
Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD

For further information, ticket prices and booking please visit theapex.co.uk/whats-on/event/3235/silk-string-trio


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - China Exchange, Chinatown, London - 14th May, 2017

This will be a special yaji at the China Exchange in Chinatown, central London. It will be a part of "An Afternoon with Chinese Artists", which is a part of the "China in Context" festival, and it will be an opportunity to experience other Chinese arts. It is going to be interesting and exciting and all are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.chinaexchange.uk/whats-on/afternoon-yaji-chinese-artists/

Date/time: Sunday, 14th May 2017, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Venue:
China Exchange
32a Gerrard St
London W1D 6JA

It is important that you let us know if you plan to attend.

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Phone: 0788 089 6003

The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.


UK Chinese Ensemble at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow - 9 May, 2017

"Plug 1: Cultural Encounters of the Plug Kind"

The UK Chinese Ensemble has been invited to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow for an exciting crosscultural collaboration. Doctoral composer Huan Li has written an exciting series of duets for Chinese traditional and Western classical instruments. The Ensemble will present First performances of works by Samuel Beagles, Huan Li, Electra Perivolaris and Hei Ching Lam.

Date: Tuesday, 9th May, 2017, 7:00 pm

Venue:
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G2 3DB

For further information, ticket prices and booking please visit rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice-event/eventid/55209-Plug-1:-Cultural-Encounters-of-the-Plug-Kind



China Arts presents Chinese Guqin and Guzheng Zither Music Classes Spring 2017 - 28th February to 16th May

China Arts and the London Youlan Qin Society present their cultural education project – systematic long-term guqin zither courses in the Fo Guang Shan Temple in central London.

The guqin, with its refined and other-worldly tones, is the quintessential instrument of the Chinese literati, and mastery of this instrument along with chess, calligraphy, and ink-painting has historically been the mark of scholarly sophistication. The Fo Guang Shan Temple is a quiet Pure Land in the busy heart of London in a Grade Two listed building. Since 1992, the Temple has been a major venue for Buddhist practice and cultural activities. It is a perfect environment for qin music practice.

Courses

Every Tuesday from 28th February to 16th May 2017 (12 weekly classes):

Teacher

Guqin: Dr Cheng Yu (Guqin virtuoso, studied under guqin master Li Xiangting, teaches guqin at SOAS, University of London, since 1998), President of the London Youlan Qin Society

Guzheng: Ms Xiao Ran (Guzheng virtuoso from the Xi’an Conservatory of Music, China)

Location

London Fo Guang Shan Temple
84 Margaret St., Fitzrovia
London, W1W 8TD



Silk and Bamboo - Music for the Arrival of Spring - Dr Cheng Yu and Liu Menglin - 9 February, 2017

A special Spring Festival concert featuring two renowned musicians, Dr Cheng Yu and Liu Menglin on China’s silk 丝 and bamboo 竹 instruments.

Silk and Bamboo, “sizhu” describes string and wind instruments in China, with silk being the traditional material from which strings were historically made and bamboo being used to make flutes and other wind instruments. Sizhu became a term used to describe instrumental music, particularly that which is played indoors.

The programme for this special sizhu evening at China Exchange will evoke the arrival of Spring and showcase a variety of classical Chinese instruments including pieces played on the guqin 古琴 (seven-stringed zither); the pipa 琵琶 – four-stringed lute; the hulusi 葫芦丝 (a gourd flute); and the dizi 笛子(bamboo flute). The music selected for the concert includes Flowing Water 流水; Three Variations on the Plum Blossom 梅花三弄; Moonlit Night by the Spring River; and Fernleaf Bamboo under the Moonlight 月光下的凤尾竹.

Date: Thursday, 9th February, 2017, 7:30-8:45 pm

Venue:
China Exchange
32A Gerrard Street
London

For further information and booking please visit http://chinaexchange.uk/whats-on/silk-bamboo-music-arrival-spring/



London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 12th November, 2016

This will be our seventh yaji for 2016. It is going to be interesting and exciting and all are welcome. The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its door not only to members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members).

For more information about the London Youlan Qin Society, see www.ukchinesemusic.com/londonyoulanqin

Date/time: Saturday, 12th November 2016

Members: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


China Arts presents “The Qin Zither in Zen” – Guqin Music Course Autumn 2016 - 27th September to 20th December, 2016

China Arts presents its new cultural education project – systematic long-term guqin zither courses in the Fo Guang Shan Temple in central London.

The guqin, with its refined and other-worldly tones, is the quintessential instrument of the Chinese literati, and mastery of this instrument along with chess, calligraphy, and ink-painting has historically been the mark of scholarly sophistication. The Fo Guang Shan Temple is a quiet Pure Land in the busy heart of London in a Grade Two listed building. Since 1992, the Temple has been a major venue for Buddhist practice and cultural activities. It is a perfect environment for qin music practice.

Courses

Every Tuesday from 27th September 2016 - 20th December - except 25th October (12 weekly classes):

Teacher

Dr Cheng Yu (Guqin virtuoso, studied under guqin master Li Xiangting, teaches guqin at SOAS, University of London, since 1998), President of the London Youlan Qin Society

Location

London Fo Guang Shan Temple
84 Margaret St., Fitzrovia
London, W1W 8TD

Further information



Chinese Music Concert – 26 August 2016

A double bill showcasing masterpieces on the guqin and xiao flute by musicians from the London Youlan Qin Society; plus the award-winning Silk String Quartet.

See the photo gallery here.

Xinhua News broadcast a news item about the summer school and concert in China, which can be seen at this link: v.gdtv.cn/news/zdbd/2016-08-28/505596.html.

Time: Friday, 26 August 2016, 7:30 pm

Venue:
China Exchange London



Chinese Music Summer School – 24-28 August 2016

See the photo gallery here.

Xinhua News broadcast a news item about the summer school and concert in China, which can be seen at this link: v.gdtv.cn/news/zdbd/2016-08-28/505596.html.

Venue:
China Exchange Gerrard Street
London



Silk String Quartet - Barcelona, 10th August 2016

The Silk String Quartet will perform an evening of Chinese music entitled "Noche de la China" ("China Night")as part of the CaixaForum's "Noches de verano en Barcelona 2016" ()"Summer Nights in Barcelona"

Date: Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 5 pm

Venue:
CaixaForum Barcelona
Barcelona

For further information and booking please visit agenda.obrasocial.lacaixa.es/es/-/silk-string-quartet-noche-de-china



Silk and Bamboo Ensemble - Bowness, 7th August 2016

The ensemble will play both traditional regional, and contemporary music inspired by the past.

Date: Monday, 7th August, 2016 5 pm

Venue:
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House
near Bowness

This event is fully booked. Please contact the box office (tel. 01539 742621) if you would like to add your name to the waiting list.

For further information please visit www.ldsm.org.uk/international-festival/2016-08-08-silk-and-bamboo-ensemble


Club Inégales: Cheng Yu, Hyelim Kim and Maya Youssef - 23rd July 2016

This weekend Club Inégales welcomes another diverse range of musicians - with 17 artists joining their Academy Inégales Weekender in the middle of which, on Saturday 23rd, they present three of their most distinguished guests from the last year: Cheng Yu (pipa), Maya Youssef (kanun), and Hyelim Kim (taegŭm) flute. Superb artists, equally at home in traditional music, new music and improvisation. Please enjoy their Chinese, Korean and Syrian music, preceded by Notes Inégales, followed by the whole band together, including two new pieces by Peter Wiergold. The Notes tonight will be Martin Butler (piano), Joel Bell (guitar), George Barton (percussion) and Peter Wiegold on keyboard.

Date: Saturday 23 July, 2016

Venue: Inégales
180, North Gower Street
Euston
London NW1 2NB

For more details please click here.

For tickets please click here.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - Asia House, London - 9th July, 2016

See the Saturday 9th July, 2016 page for details.


Silk String Trio - "An Audience at the Summer Palace" at the Royal School of Military Engineering - 9th July 2016

Our Silk String Trio was invited to play at the "An Audience at the Summer Palace" event at the Royal School of Military Engineering". It was a part of a series of activities on the theme of the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Date: Saturday, 9 July, 2016

Venue: Club


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - Asia House, London - 9th July, 2016

See the Saturday 9th July, 2016 page for details.


China Arts presents “Qin and Zheng Zithers in Zen” – a Cultural Educational Project - 24th May to 9th August, 2016

China Arts presents its new cultural education project – systematic long-term guqin and guzheng zither courses in the Fo Guang Shan Temple in central London

The guqin, with its refined and other-worldly tones, is the quintessential instrument of the Chinese literati, and mastery of this instrument along with chess, calligraphy, and ink-painting has historically been the mark of scholarly sophistication. The guzheng (21 string zither) has a history of over 2,500 years and is an expressive and colourful instrument which is widely loved by both Chinese and Western people. The Fo Guang Shan Temple is a quiet Pure Land in the busy heart of London in a Grade Two listed building. Since 1992, the Temple has been a major venue for Buddhist practice and cultural activities. It is a perfect environment for qin and zheng music practice.

Courses

Every Tuesday from 24th May 2016 - 9th August (12 weekly classes):

Teachers

Dr Cheng Yu (Guqin virtuoso, teaches guqin at SOAS, University of London, since 1998)

Ms Wu Mengmeng (Guzheng virtuoso from the Central Conservatory of Music, China)

Location

London Fo Guang Shan Temple
84 Margaret St., Fitzrovia
London, W1W 8TD



London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 14th May, 2016

This will be our second yaji for 2016. It is going to be interesting and exciting and all are welcome. The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its room not only to the members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members).

For more information about the London Youlan Qin Society, see www.ukchinesemusic.com/londonyoulanqin

Date/time: Saturday, 14th May 2016

Members: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 12th March, 2016

See the Saturday 12th March, 2016 page for details.


Chinese String Duo - Rotherhithe, London, 24th February 2016

Internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Cheng Yu with award-winning guzheng player Wu Mengmeng will showcase a selection of traditional, regional music from China as well as modern compositions and improvisations. The pipa (4-stringed lute) and guzheng (21-stringed zither) are two of the most celebrated Chinese stringed instruments. Both have over two thousand years of history with distinctive sounds and a rich musical repertoire.

A rare chance to hear a range of traditional and comtemporary music on the two most celebrated Chinese string instruments: the pipa lute and guzheng zither, both solo and in duet by Cheng Yu and Wu Meng Meng. The Sands Films Studio - Southeast London's music venue - is a welcoming and relaxing environment for listening to such music.

Download the poster: Silk_String_Duo_poster.jpg

Date: Wednesday, 24th February, 2016 7:45 pm (doors 7:15)

Venue:
Sands Film Studios
82, St. Marychurch St.,
Rotherhithe,
London,
SE16 4HZ

Nearest station: Rotherhithe Overground (2 minutes); Buses: 381, C10, 188, 47

For tickets please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for Tunedin or Silk String


Chinese New Year Concert - London, 1st February 2016

The QMUL Chinese Students and Scholars' Association, together with the Queen Mary University of London Confucius Institute, will be hosting this event to celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year festival, by showcasing and combining art and science, specific to QMUL, in an imaginative way which demonstrates not only the strengths of both individually, but the strength and appeal of art and science when combined.

This is the first concert featuring leading UK-based Eastern and Western musicians on the theme of the fusion of art and science. This pioneering effort paves the way to close collaboration among different cultures and styles in music.

Guests include well-known Chinese musicians and innovative Western musicians from the UK. Among them are Cheng Yu and members of the UK Chinese Music Ensemble. You will hear pure music from each side and fabulous collaborations from them. Furthermore, the Magnetic Resonator Piano will present cutting-edge augmented instrument music. You will see and hear how musicians collaborate among different cultures and styles in music.

Download the poster: QM_CNY_2016 concert_poster.jpg

Date: Monday, 1st February, 2016 7:30 pm

Venue:
The Octagon
Queens Building,
Queen Mary University of London
London,
E1 4NS

For more information please visit qmul-cssa.org.uk/concert2016


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 9th January, 2016

See the Saturday 9th January, 2016 page for details.


The Silk and Bamboo Ensemble (UKCE) Lecture and Concert - Barcelona, 10th and 11th December, 2015

Invited by the Confucius Institute of Barcelona and the Conservatori Municipal de Musica de Barcelona, our Silk and Bamboo Ensemble will give a lecture and concert on 10th and 11th December, 2015.

又来巴市演出了!巴塞罗那孔子学院将与亚洲之家、巴塞罗那市政府音乐厅、MTG组合(庞贝法布拉大学)和庞贝法布拉大学校园音乐计划合作,于2015年12月10日和11日为观众们献上一场由来自伦敦的丝竹乐队演出中国传统音乐与京剧的视听盛宴。

Download the programme: 10desembre.pdf

Download the poster: Barcelona_Prog_Dic10-Sizhu_2015.pdf

For more information please visit: http://www.confuciobarcelona.es/zh/index.php/actividades/cultura/cultura/707-dos-noches-musica-tradicional-opera-china:


Written In Dust - a modern silent film set in Beijing - London tour - November 2015

Written In Dust is a modern silent film set in Beijing with live music accompaniment. For the London shows in November, the music features traditional Chinese instruments (erhu, guzheng, xun) played by Ling Peng, in collaboration with Andy Middleton on guitar and keyboards.

Download the poster: WID_flyer_2 sides.pdf

There are trailers for the film, and this current tour, at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjgDkcsD-KppXHzm-pHTvGA:

For more information, including dates and venues, please visit www.writtenindust.net


Chinese Music Summer School - 27-31 August 2015

Following over a decade of successful Chinese music summer schools, the London Youlan Qin Society (LYQS) will focus its 2015 course on the guqin and guzheng. The guqin, with its refined and other-worldly tones, is the quintessential instrument of the Chinese literati, and mastery of this instrument along with chess, calligraphy, and ink-painting has historically been the mark of scholarly sophistication. The guzheng (21 string zither) has a history of over 2,000 years and is an expressive and colourful instrument which is widely loved by both Chinese and Western people. The summer school this year will be held at a grand new venue – China Exchange in London’s Chinatown – and offers a rare opportunity for anyone interested in learning and understanding more about traditional Chinese music and instruments in the UK.

The course will combine lectures, practice, and seminars and will finish with an end of course demonstration by participants and a concert by renowned musicians. It is open to student at all levels of experience.

Guqin
Taught by Dr Cheng Yu (SOAS, University of London), with Mr Charles Rupert Tsua (LYQS)

Guzheng
Taught by Wu Mengmeng (award-winning guzheng virtuoso from the Central conservatory of Music, Beijing)

Course Dates: 10am – 5pm, 27-31 August, Thursday-Monday

Seminar/demonstration (open to public) 公开讲座/示范: 2-3.30pm:
Guqin 古琴 Charles Tsua, 27th August)
Guzheng 古筝 (Wu Mengmeng, 29th August)
Pipa 琵琶 (Cheng Yu, 30th August)

Concert 音乐会: "Beyond the Silk Strings" 『 署夏丝韵』: 7.30pm, 28th August 2015
Showcases masterpieces on the guqin 古琴 and guzheng 古筝, as well as the erhu 二胡 fiddle, xiao 笛箫 flute. Includes contemporary pieces "Su" 塑 (by Zhou Long 周龙, 1983) for guqin 古琴 and Western flute 西笛, and "Lament at Lin’an" 临安遗恨 (by He Zhanhao 何占豪 1992) for guzheng 古筝 and piano 钢琴. Featuring renowned musicians including Chen Dacan (erhu), Cheng Yu (guqin and pipa), Wu Meng Meng (guzheng), Charles Tsua (guqin), Dennis Lee (xiao) and Lin Lin (flute and piano).

Photos from the concert are here.

Venue:
China Exchange
32A, Gerrard Street
London W1D 6JA

Photos from the summer school are here.



Original Voices – Jazz meets Chinese virtuosi; innovation, improvisation - 25th June, 2015

『原声』音乐会 – 爵士乐和中乐演奏家之即兴,创新,融合, 25th June, 2015

Notes Inégales welcomes internationally renowned pipa and guqin virtuoso Cheng Yu, performing together with Wang Xiao (erhu) and Wu Mengmeng (guzheng) plus a special appearance by the distinguished Chinese writer and advocate Xinran, author of the best-selling "China Witness – Voices From a Silent Generation".

Notes Inégales was created by Peter Wiegold and David Purser, devoted equally (or unequally) to improvisation as well as written music, and to devising new work alongside composers/other artists as well as playing contemporary repertoire. Featuring some of the finest players in Britain, all of whom are equally comfortable with complex modern scores and wide ranging improvisation – and can swing.

Date: Thursday, 25th June, 2015 7:00 pm

Venue:
Club Inégales
180 North Gower Street,
London,
NW1 2NB

For more information, please visit clubinegales.com/archives/event/cheng-yu?mc_cid=585e38e7bd&mc_eid=78e58903df

Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheng-yu-notes-inegales-tickets-16970876348?aff=erelexporg

Tickets also available at the door at £10.



Pipa Recital by Cheng Yu: Tate, St Ives, Cornwall - 19th July, 2015

Having performed at the St Ives Arts Club in January this year, Cheng Yu has been invited back to perform play a selection of traditional and contemporary music on the pipa (4-stringed lute) to coincide with the Tate Gallery’s exhibition.

Date: 19th July, 2015 6:30 pm

Venue:
Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach,
Saint Ives,
Cornwall TR26 1TG

Free entry

For more information, please phone 01736 796226.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 11th July, 2015

The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its door not only to members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members).

For more information about the London Youlan Qin Society, see www.ukchinesemusic.com/londonyoulanqin

Date/time: Saturday, 11th July 2015

Members: 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


A MUSICAL FUSION OF EAST AND WEST - A Unique Concert by Chinese Musician Lin Lin - London, 14th May, 2015

The Golden Flute Concerto by Chen Li (European Premiere)

Hua Mulan Saga for Flute and Orchestra by Sandy Clark (World Premiere)

Su by Zou Long

Flute pieces derived from Chinese folk tunes and based on Chinese stories and legends

Lin Lin Flute
Trinity Laban Orchestra
Jonathan Tilbrook Conductor
Gen Li Piano
Kirsten Lloyd-Leach Soprano
Yu Cheng Qin and Pipa
Xiao Wang Erhu
Mengmeng Wu Zheng
Jorge Fernandez Gracia Violin
Sarah James Cello
Henry Fynn Percussion

The up and coming, multi award-winning Chinese artist Lin Lin is a talented and skilled performer in both flute and piano. Lin is young but her unusual career path adds a special dimension to her understanding of music and her performance; she has long been an outstanding professional. She was described as a "truly gifted young musician who mastered two instruments, always bringing magical music to the audience..." by Chinese Weekly Magazine

Lin is to perform flute pieces derived from Chinese folk tunes, usually played by traditional Chinese instruments and based on traditional Chinese stories and legends. A western composer Sandy Clark has written a flute and orchestra work according to the 'Hua Mulan' legend story specially for this event. A flute concerto has also been written by a Chinese living composer Dr.Chen Yi; the accompanied Trinity Laban Orchestra will be conducted by renowned conductor Jonathan Tilbrook.

This occasion is exciting and unique as it will be the first time a Chinese musician has held such a major concert for flute dedicated to representing Chinese culture in classical music and highlighting the Anglo Chinese cultural exchange in the UK.

Su is a contemporary piece for guqin and flute composed by Zhou Long. It will be performed by Cheng Yu (guqin) and Lin Lin (flute).

Date: Saturday, 14 May, 2015, 7:30 pm

Venue:
Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
London SE3 9RQ

£15, concession £10

For more information and tickets, please visit

www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/whats-on/blackheath-halls-events/a-musical-fusion-of-east-and-west


Cheng Yu to perform at Festival Asia - London, 16th May, 2015

Cheng Yu will play pipa on the Performance Stage at Festival Asia, Tobacco Dock, London.

Date: Saturday, 16 May, 2015

Venue:
Tobacco Dock
London E1

For more information and tickets, please visit

www.festivalasia.co.uk/performance-stage


International Womens' Day - Global Fusion Music and Arts - London, 7:30pm, 7th March, 2015

Cheng Yu will play at an event by Global Fusion Music and Arts to celebrate International Womens' Day.

Date: Saturday, 7 March, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm to 10 pm

Venue:
Charlton House
Charlton Road
Charlton
London SE7 8TT

Tickets: £8, Concessions £7

For more information, please contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk

Box office: www.wegottickets.com or at the door from 7pm.

For more information, see poster: IWD_Flier_Front_2_sm.jpg


The Moon of My Hometown - concert by the Silk and Bamboo Quartet - Durham University, 7:30pm, 2nd March, 2015

Musicon Festival of East Asian Music

The Silk and Bamboo Quartet perform the first of 3 concerts celebrating the music of China, Japan and Korea. Playing a varied selection of traditional Chinese string and wind instruments (silk and bamboo), including the erhu fiddle, pipa lute, yangqin dulcimer, and dizi flute, these virtuoso regulars of the WOMAD and WOMEX festivals dazzle with their Shanghai tea-house and Cantonese melodies, and also showcase new pieces by contemporary composers.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue:
Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library
Durham University

Tickets: £10, Students £4, Under 18s £1 Festival passe-partout: £25, students £10
Box Office: University Music School, Durham Tel: 0191 33 43140

For more information, please contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk

Poster: East_Asian_Music_Festival_Poster.jpg

Programme (pdf file): East_Asian_Music_Festival_Programme.pdf

See also https://www.dur.ac.uk/whatson/calendar/?day=2015-03-02 and https://www.dur.ac.uk/whatson/calendar/?eventno=23780.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 14th March, 2015

See the Saturday 14th March, 2015 page for details.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting - SOAS, University of London - 24th January, 2015

See the Saturday 24th January, 2015 page for details.


Pipa and guqin Recital by Cheng Yu - St Ives Arts Club, Cornwall 7pm, 30th January, 2015

Invited by the St Ives Arts Club, Cheng Yu will play a selection of traditional/classical music on the pipa (4-stringed lute) and guqin (7-stringed zither), the two most celebrated Chinese classical instruments.

Date: Friday, 30 January, 2015
Doors: 6.30 pm
Performance: 7.00 pm

Venue:
St Ives Arts Club
Westcott's Quay
St Ives
Cornwall, TR26 2DY

Tickets: £13.00
From: Will Sleath - 01736 794 477 - williamsleath@hotmail.com

For more details, please visit http://www.stivesartsclub.org/world-classic-series.html.


Silk String Trio Performance - V&A Museum, London SW7 - 7pm, 5th February 2015

Invited by CBI, the string group will perform a set of Chinese traditional and modern repertories for the CBI's Chinese New Year Celebration. Silk String Group - Magical journeys on Chinese strings - see https://www.facebook.com/ukchinesemusic.

Date: Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Time: 18.45 - 22.30

Venue:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

For more details, see http://www.cbi.org.uk/events/chinese-new-year-dinner-2015/.


ChinaNext presents Concert - China Then and Now: A Musical Journey, Kings Place, London N1 - 7:00pm, Sunday, 8 February 2015

This charity concert juxtaposes traditional and contemporary Chinese music, which are played on traditional Chinese as well as Western instruments. The Silk String Trio is led by the internationally renowned virtuoso, Cheng Yu on the pipa (lute) and features Zhao Xiao on the erhu (fiddle) and Xu Muzi on the guzheng (zither). They will perform a selection of traditional and popular and contemporary Chinese music. The concert also showcases three talented, award-winning young Chinese musicians: Chi-Ling Lok (piano), Jian Ren (violin) and Catherine Cheung (piano), who will perform Chinese solo and chamber music works by renowned contemporary Chinese composers.

Join us for an exploration into the wealth of Chinese musical traditions - not just in their classical form, but also in an exciting, modern blend with Western musical concepts. Such ‘East meets West’ pioneers include Chinese contemporary composers Zhou Long and Bright Sheng, who have each gained international success, winning major awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Music (Zhou Long, 2011).

China Then and Now: A Musical Journey is part of the Love Flows with Music International charity concert series, which is taking place in Beijing, Shanghai and London. It is organised by the ChinaNext Foundation, a UK-registered charity that aims to raise funds to support charities in China.

Time/Date: Sunday, 8 February 2015 - 7:00pm

Venue:
Hall Two
Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG

Box Office: 020 7520 1490

Date: Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Time: 18.45 - 22.30

Venue:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

For more details, see http://http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/chinanext-presents-china-then-and-now-a-musical-journey#.VL5ODyz562g/.

Programme

Trad, North West China Full of Joy - Chinese string trio
Wang Xuanzhi Flowing Water from High Mountain - guzheng solo (1979)
Trad, South East China Jasmine Flower - Chinese string trio (arr. Cheng Yu)
Huang Haihe Galloping Horse - erhu solo (1981)
Bright Sheng My Song - piano solo (1989)
Brahms Klavierstuecke, Op. 118: Intermezzo in A

Zhou Long Pianogongs - piano solo doubling with two Chinese Opera Gongs (2005)

Interval

Bright Sheng The Stream Flows - violin solo (1988)
JS Bach Sonata No. 4 for violin and keyboard in C minor, BWV 1017: Allegro
Han-Kun Sha Pastoral for violin and piano (1953)
A Bing Moon Reflected in Second Spring (1939) (arr. for violin and piano)
Trad Chinese Three and Six - Chinese string trio (arr. Cheng Yu)
Trad Chinese White Snow in Sunny Spring - pipa solo
Liu Tieshan Dance of the Yao People - Chinese string trio (1965)

Cheng Yu pipa (4-stringed Chinese lute)
Zhao Xiao erhu ((2-stringed Chinese fiddle)
Xu Muzi guzheng (21-stringed Chinese zither)
Chi-Ling Lok pipa Piano solo
Jian Ren Violin
Catherine Cheung piano


Silk String Trio - Lunchtime Concert at Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 - 1-2pm, 18th February 2015

For this Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep) concert the Silk String Trio will take you on a seasonal journey through the music of China. The goup will perform a selection of solo and group pieces from traditional and regional repertories as well as popular melodies and modern pieces.

Time: 1-2pm, 18th February 2015

Venue:

Atrium 3,
Guy’s Hospital, (London Bridge)
St Thomas Street,
London SE1 9RT

Free entry

Nearest station: London Bridge

For further information please visit:

www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/getting-here/travel-guys.aspx


Chinese New Year Day performance - Hutong, Shard, London Bridge SE1, 7.30pm, 19 February 2015

"...perfect, vibrant performances... technical perfection and brilliant playing..." Songlines

Our musicians has been invited to play at one of London’s most luxurious venues to mark the Year of the Sheep, with delicious Chinese food and extraordinary panoramic views of London’s wonderful night scenery from this 33 storey glass building.

Time: 7pm, 19th February 2015

Venue:
Level 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street
London SE1 9RY

Tel: 020 3011 1257

For reservations, see http://www.aquahutong.co.uk/reservations/.


Chinese Music Performances - Shangri-la, The Shard, London Bridge, 12-3 and 3-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays every weekend January, February, March 2015

Following the celebratory performance by our String group at the opening of London’s first Shangri-la Hotel on 6 May 2014, when the Mayor of London was present, our Ensemble has been chosen to provide a range of musicians for regular variety performances at the Shangri-la Ting Restaurant in the Shard. What a style in which to enjoy London’s classic elegance and breath-taking views from the heart of the City’s tallest modern glass tower with enchanting Chinese music and delicious delicacies.

Music performances for Lunch time and Afternoon Tea time
12-3pm and 3-6pm (Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, January to March, 2015)

Venue:
Ting Restaurant
Level 35, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street
London SE1 9SY

For more details, see http://www.shangri-la.com/london/shangrila/dining/restaurants/ting/.


The Sound of Silk and Bamboo Concert, SOAS, University of London, 23 February, 2015 (Free entry)

丝竹之声音乐会 - 英国中乐团

To celebrate the Chinese New Year (19 February) this evening of Chinese music showcases various string (si - silk) and bamboo (zhu -wind) instruments performing solo and ensemble music from different regions, styles and ages. Besides traditional repertoires including Shanghai tea-house and Cantonese pieces, the group will also present some modern pieces by contemporary composers. This ensemble of excellent musicians regularly performs across London and abroad; tonight the line-up will feature erhu (2-stringed fiddle), pipa (4-stringed zither), yangqin (hammered dulcimer), guzheng (21-stringed zither), dizi (bamboo flute) and percussion. www.ukchinesemusic.com.

羊年之际,我乐团丝竹之声音乐会(免费)将于下周一晚7点,在伦敦大学亚非学院 Brunei Lecture Treatre 举行, 是一场不常见的10人乐队阵容。传统和现代,中西风格兼并:有丝竹乐,丝弦乐,独奏,重奏合奏,乐曲包括春节序曲,京韵,瑶族舞曲,英国传统乐曲绿袖子和 新创作乐曲故乡月等。有兴者,勿失良机 。

Date: 23 February 2015
Time: 7:00 PM (Free Admission)

Venue:
Brunei Gallery
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Tel: 020 7637 2388

Series: SOAS Concert Series

Contact email: musicevents@soas.ac.uk
Contact Tel: 020 7898 4500

For more details, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/music/events/concerts/23feb2015-the-sound-of-silk-and-bamboo.html.


Guqin (7-stringed zither) performances – British Museum – Room 33, 6.15pm and 7.10pm, 14th November 2014

Cheng Yu has been invited to play a selection of guqin masterpieces for this special celebration at the British Museum titled "Ming Late: Courtly Pleasures". It is in conjunction with the BP Exhibition - Ming: 50 years that changed China (18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015), with some China’s most Exquisite objects and treasures. Cheng Yu will play a few Ming dynasty (1368-1644) pieces including "Flowing Water" and "Three Variations on the Plum Blossom" from the Spiritual and Secret Scores, published in 1425. Presented by the The UK Chinese Ensemble.

Date: Friday, 14 November, 6.15 pm and 7.10 pm

Venue:
Room 33, British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Admission: Free, just drop in, limited seating available

For more details, please see the exhibition programme.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting – SOAS, University of London – 8 November 2014

Our regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its room not only to the members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members).

For more information about the London Youlan Qin Society, see www.ukchinesemusic.com/londonyoulanqin

Date/time: Saturday, 8th November 2014

Members: 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


Shaohao live at the Comedy - 8 October 2014

Singer-songwriter Li Shaohao will perform at The Comedy, near Leicester Square in London. There will be a set of 7 original songs using such instruments as guqin, singing bowl, Ableton Live, guitar.

Date: Wednesday, 8 October, 8:45 pm

Venue:
The Comedy
7 Oxendon St.
London SW1Y 4EE

Admission: £5 with the flyer below.

To get £5 discounted entry, print the flyer or show the event cover image from your phone at the door.

Further information is available at the event Facebook page.


Chinese Music Concert – 9 August 2014

The London Youlan Qin Society and the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble present a selection of masterpieces of guqin music from different periods, as well as other Chinese instrumental music such as the erhu (2-stringed fiddle) guzheng (21-stringed zither), pipa (4-stringed lute) and xiao (bamboo flute). This is a rare opportunity and not to be missed.

Musicians: Cheng Yu – pipa lute and guqin zither, Chen Dacan – erhu fiddle, Dennis Kwong Thye Lee – xiao and dizi flutes, Chan Fungying – guzheng zither.

Date: Saturday, 9 August, 7:00 pm

Venue:
Parry Room
The Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2BS

Nearest tube station: South Kensington

Admission: Free (Donations appreciated)

For details and and photo gallery, please see the concert page.


Chinese Music Summer School – 6-10 August 2014

Following the London Youlan Qin Society’s (LYQS) successful guqin summer school last year, we will hold a full 5 day course this summer at the Royal College of Music in South Kensington, London, for both beginners and advanced level students. it will be taught by Dr Cheng Yu, who has been teaching guqin at SOAS, University of London, for more than 16 years, and Charles Rupert Tsua, an accomplished guqin player with over 10 years of experience.

The course will combine classes, workshops and an informal concert, and will be open to participants of all levels of experience.

Dates: 6-10 August, Wednesday-Sunday

Venue:
The Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2BS

For details and photo gallery, please see the 2014 Summer School page.


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting – SOAS, University of London – 12 July 2014

The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its room not only to the members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members)

Date/time: Saturday, 12th July 2014

Members: 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


Silk String Quartet Concert - World City Music Village Festival - Wilton’s Music Hall, City of London - 2pm, 5th and 6th July, 2014.

"SATURDAY 5th JULY 2pm:

Silk String Quartet - Magical journeys on Chinese strings led by Cheng Yu of the UK Chinese Music Ensemble

Naghmeh Ensemble - Intense, stirring sounds from Ancient Persia
Nogabe Randriaharimalala - Charismatic Malagasy melodies fused with Ghanaian-Iranian percussion
Olcay Bayir - Honey-toned singer/songwriter of rich Anatolian musical tradition
Lokkhi Terra - Infectious, genre-defying Bengali-Cuban rhythms

SUNDAY 6th JULY

Maya Youssef - Lightning-fingered qanun virtuosity (Maya Kanun Player)
Perunika Trio - Hauntingly beautiful harmonies from Bulgaria
Namvula - Soulful Zambian songs and hip-wiggling rhythms
Kasai Masai- Body-shaking soukous from dedicated Congolese groovers
Family Atlantica - Carnivalesque Latin and African beats from Atlantic superstars

Venue:

Wilton’s Music Hall
City of London

(Free Admission; capacity limited; TIMED ENTRY TICKET must be booked in advance)

To reserve a place for this event visit: http://www.www.culturalcooperation.eventbrite.co.uk/Wilton's Music Hall


Chinese Arts Cultural Day - Festival of Gold, Larkmead School, Oxford – 3 July, 2014

Our Ensemble has been chosen to deliver a series of workshops on Chinese music and arts for the award-winning school’s China project. The workshops are designed to be both educational and hands-on for the students to have an interesting learning experience about Chinese arts. The workshops include:

  1. Chinese music (Singing and Percussion)
  2. Calligraphy and brush painting
  3. Origami
  4. Lion and Dragon dance
  5. Ribbon and Fan dance
  6. Drama/storytelling

Date: 3rd July, 2014

Venue:

Larkmead School
Faringdon Road
Abingdon
Oxfordshire OX14 1RF

http://www.larkmead-school.com


Silk and Bamboo Ensemble – City of London Festival – 12.30pm 1 July 2014

"...perfect, vibrant performances... technical perfection and brilliant playing..." Songlines

Music performances for Lunch time and Afternoon Tea time:

Time and date: 12.30-2pm, Tuesday 1st July 2014

Venue:

Devonshire Square
London EC2M 4WQ

Nearest tube station: Liverpool Street

Free Admission

http://www.colf.org/whats-on/1299-silk-and-bamboo


A Celebration of Culture – Global Fusion of Music and Arts Concert, 7.30pm – 26 June 2014

This year’s Global Fusion Music and Arts, and Greenwich Social Network, Celebration of Culture Event on Thursday 26th June is a feast of music and culture with artists from China, Africa and India. Internationally renowned Chinese pipa player, Cheng Yu, makes a welcome return to Charlton House after her stunning performance at this year’s GFMA international Women's Day event in March. She wowed the 150 strong audience with her virtuoso playing of her four stringed instrument the pipa. 'I don't know how she manages to achieve the speed of playing, range and quality of sounds she gets from her beautiful instrument, it's so melodic, yet so technical' said project manager Louisa Le Marchand when asked about Cheng Yu's return to Charlton House. 'We were putting the programme together and everyone was so excited that Cheng Yu was returning and would be performing a longer set' Louisa added.

Joining the exciting line-up for the evening will be GFMA favourite Mosi Conde, kora player from Guinea who is currently recording his album at the GFMA studios in Charlton. Mosi is a very established kora player and is one of the top kora players currently residing in the UK. His soulful voice and skilful playing soothe even the most troubled soul. 'Our cat will not make an appearance if anyone is recording in the studio, but every time Mosi plays the kora, she sits and listens as if in rapture' Louisa told us. To give a taste of India GFMA have invited Unnati Dasgupta with her beautiful voice and Indian harmonium. Unnati will be performing songs from her latest album 'Indigo Soul' accompanied by guitar and kora.

Time and date: 26 June 2014, 7.30-10 pm doors open at 7pm

Venue:

Charlton House
Charlton Road
Charlton, SE7 8RE

Information: 020 8858 9497


Chinese Music Performances – Shangri-la, The Shard, London Bridge – 12-3pm and 3-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays since May 2014

Following the celebratory performance by our String group at the opening of London’s first Shangri-la Hotel on 6 May when the Mayor of London was present, our Ensemble has been chosen to provide a range of musicians for a variety of regular performances at the Shargri-la Ting Restaurant in the Shard. What a style in which to enjoy London’s classic elegance and breathtaking views from the heart of the City’s tallest modern glass tower with enchanting Chinese music, yet it is reasonably affordable.

Music performances for Lunch time and Afternoon Tea time:

Time and date: 12–3 pm and 3-6 pm Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, May to December 2014

Venue:

Ting Restaurant
Level 35, The Shard
31 St Thomas Street
London SE1 9SY

Tel: 020 7234 8000

www.shangri-la.com/london/shangrila/dining/restaurants/ting/

www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/ting


Pipa workshop and talk with Wu Man at SOAS - 7 June 2014

Following her performance at Wigmore Hall, Wu Man will give a pipa workshop and talk at SOAS (Room G52) on Saturday 7th June. 11:00 am-12:00.


Pipa concert by Wu Man, Wigmore Hall, London - 6 June 2014

Wu Man will give a concert of traditional and modern pipa music at Wigmore Hall on Saturday 6th June. 10:00 pm.

Further details and booking: www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/wu-man-pipa-34896


Guzheng zither demonstration workshop with Sun Zhuo at SOAS - 31 May 2014

Following her performance in Durham, Sun Zhuo will give a guzheng demonstration workshop at SOAS (Room L67) on Saturday 31st May at 11:00 am-1:00 pm.


Heavenly Sound of the Bamboo Flute - Southbank Centre, London 28 May 2014

The Chinese Bamboo Orchestra presents music spanning thousands of years. They demonstrate the ancient charm of 8000-year-old Chinese musical instruments in a performance of ancient masterpieces. Joined by musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra, they also perform a selection of contemporary works in a concert that brings together the music of East and West.

Further details and booking: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/heavenly-sound-of-bamboo-flute-83571


The Chinese Zheng Forever: Two Generations in Harmony, Durham - 7.30 pm, 27 May 2014

Widely respected for their virtuosity and versatility, Qu Yun and her daughter Sun Zhuo are masters of the zheng zither. They are leading figures in the Qin zheng style, which hails from their own home town of Xi’an, the ancient walled capital of Imperial China. Tonight’s programme highlights this style with a selection of traditional and contemporary pieces.

Further details and booking: www.dur.ac.uk/musicon.concerts/concerts1314/eastasian/eastasian1/


Pipa and guqin Recital by Cheng Yu, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath – 15 May 2014

As part of a UK-wide Festival - Museum at Night, Cheng Yu has been invited by the Museum of East Asian Art, to play a selection of traditional/classical music on the pipa (4-stringed lute) and guqin (7-stringed zither) the two most celebrated Chinese classical instruments. Seats are limited, early booking is advanced.

Time and date: 18.30 pm, Friday 15th May 2014

Venue:

Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street
Bath BA1 2QJ

Phone: 01225 464640

Web site: www.meaa.org.uk


Concert by BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Cheng Yu – Gale of Glamorgan Festival, BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff – 7pm, 14 May 2014

Invited by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Cheng Yu is the soloist who will play the pipa for Xiao Ying’s award-winning composition – The Cloud on the Wishful Side with the Orchestra.

Three UK composers whose stars are undoubtedly in the ascendant: Duncan Ward shines both as conductor and composer, Tarik O’Regan charts the chilling story of Conrad’s classic novel and Huw Watkins allows us not only to enjoy his art but also the virtuoso playing of flautist Adam Walker, for whom he wrote the concerto. This concert is part of BBC Hoddinott Hall 2013-14 and Vales of Glamorgan Festival Appearances. The programme includes:

Tarik O'Regan - Latent Manifest
Xiao Ying - The Cloud on the Wishful Side
Huw Watkins - Flute Concerto
Duncan Ward - Fumes
Tarik O'Regan - Suite from 'The Heart of Darkness'

Duncan Ward - Conductor

Adam Walker - Flute
Cheng Yu - Pipa
Simon Callow - Narrator

Time and date: 14 May 2014, 7.00 pm

Venue:

BBC Hoddinott Hall
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff CF10 5AL

Phone: 01225 464640

For more information, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2gmxj

Tickets: £13.50

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line: 0800 052 1812

http://valeofglamorganfestival.ticketsource.co.uk


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting – SOAS, University of London – 10 May 2014

The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its room not only to members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and/or playing music. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members.)

Date/time: Saturday, 10th May 2014

Members: 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


VOICE OF SPRING CONCERT – 春之声音乐会 – 22 March 2014

Time: Saturday, 22 March 2014, 7:30 pm
日期:2014年3月22日 星期六 7:30

Venue:

TRINITY CHURCH GOLDERS GREEN

90 Hodford Road
London NW11 8EG

地点:戈德斯格林 圣三一教堂 邮编 NW11 8EG

Performers:

London Chinese Philharmonic Choir 伦敦华人爱乐合唱团
Tenor: WANG BO 男高音歌唱家: 王博
Soprano: WANG BEIBEI 女高音歌唱家: 王蓓蓓
Soprano: WU HE 女高音歌唱家: 武赫
Erhu: CHEN DACAN 二胡演奏家: 陈大燦
Pipa and guqin (7-stringed zither): CHENG YU 琵琶古琴演奏家: 程玉
Piano - Young Star: FIDELIA DANTING JIANG 钢琴 少年新星: 蒋丹亭

Tickets:

£10.00, Students 学生 £6.00
Purchase in Advance 预购
At the front hall of the Church 教堂大堂 6:00pm on the day of the Concert 音乐会当天6:00後


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting and Tea Ceremony demonstration: SOAS, University of London – 8 March 2014

The Society’s regular yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting as always opens its room not only to members but also to non-members and the public who are interested in listening to and/or playing music. For this yaji, we have a special performance by Audrey Sun of a Chinese Tea Ceremony demonstration. (There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members)

Date: Saturday 8th March, 2014

Members: 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Non-members: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


Cheng Yu has been invited to perform at the International Women’s Day Celebration, Charlton House, London SE7 – Friday 7th March 2014

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2014, Global Fusion Music and Arts have joined forces with the Her Centre in Woolwich for a feast of music, dance, poetry drama and food. Starting at 5pm, it will run until 10pm on Friday 7th March in Charlton House.

The evening will be filled with a wide range of female talent from the young to the not so young. DJ Debbie from the Women’s Radio group will kick off the evening and will be the MC. There will be tasty Indian food, African dance from Malaika Dance Unique, powerful and vibrant singing from Ugandan singer-songwriter Milly Namukasa and Kenyan Diva Apelles Ogaga. Greenwich singer Simone Plummer and poet and musician Louisa Le Marchand will be performing some original material, in keeping with International Women’s Day, and newcomer singer/songwriter Zarina will be showing us how the younger generation also have something important to say. This will be followed by some drama from writer actor Tanya and that’s just the first half. Nadia Al Faghill will be beating out some rhythms and vocals with the aid of her trusty djembe drum, followed by traditional Chinese Music from international artist Cheng Yu playing the pipa. The evening will finish with a piano and flute recital of female composers by Fie Ren and Helen Vidovich. All of this for only £5 - food, music, theatre, poetry and dance, a truly international evening of female talent at Charlton House.

Time and date: 5:00-10:00pm, Friday 7th March

Venue:

Charlton House

Charlton Road

SE7 8RE

Tickets: www.wegottickets.com

Funded by Greenwich Council

Sponsored by the Co-operative Party and Holloway Electrics Charlton.


Colchester Chinese lantern Festival Gala 2014, Mercury Theatre, Essex – 23 February 2014

Colchester Chinese lantern Festival Gala 2014, Mercury Theatre, Essex – 23rd Feb 2014 Having helped to purchase and set up an entire orchestra of Chinese instruments, and an orchestra for Essex Council 3 years ago, the musicians of our UKCE have been invited to perform at this year's Chinese New Year Celebration by the Colchester Chinese Culture Society. The Mayor of Colchester Councillor Collin Sykes, Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell, and Chairperson of the Colchester Chinese Culture Society Simone Xue will give speeches and present at this special event. This gala features many different performances including music, dance and Kungfu.

Time and date: 2:00-4:00pm, Sunday 23rd February 2014

Venue:

Mercury Theatre

Balkerne Gate

Colchester

Essex CO1 1PT


Chinese New Year Music performance At Rich Mix, London – 1st February 2014

Musicians from our Ensemble have been invited to play at the popular East London venue Rich Mix. This year, our music programme will include instrumental solo and singing of Chinese traditional and modern popular songs. This celebration with various performances is organized by the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets to mark the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse.

Time: 12-4pm, 1st February 2014

Venue:

Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
City of London E1 6LA

Tel: 020 7613 7498

For further information please visit:

www.thchinese.org.uk/

For travel information please visit:

www.richmix.org.uk/visit/how-to-get-here/


Silk and Bamboo Trio – Celebrating Chinese New Year Day at Tutong, The Shard, London SE1 – 7pm, 31st January 2014

Our Silk and Bamboo Trio has been invited to play at the London’s most luxurious restaurant to mark the Year of the Horse, with delicious Chinese food and extraordinary panoramic views of London’s wonderful night scenery from this 33 storey high glass building.

Time: 7pm, 31st January 2014

Venue:

Level 33 The Shard
31 St Thomas St
London SE1 9RY

Tel: 020 3011 1257

For reservations please visit:

www.aquahutong.co.uk/reservations/


Music and Song – Lunchtime Concert, Citigroup, Canada Square, London E14 – 12-1pm, 30th January 2014

Our renowned pipa (4-stringed lute) virtuoso Cheng Yu and the celebrated Chinese soprano Wang Chen present a selection of popular tradition and modern Chinese music and songs for this special occasion – Celebration of the Year of the Horse.

Time: 12.00 – 1.00pm, 30 January 2014

Venue:

Citigroup Global Markets Limited
25 Canada Square
London E14 5LB

For further information please visit: www.citigroup.com/citi/


Silk String Trio – Lunchtime Concert at Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 – 1-2pm, 29th January 2014

For this Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse) concert the Silk String Trio will take you on a seasonal journey through the music of China. The goup will perform a selection of solo and group pieces from traditional and regional repertories as well as popular melodies and modern pieces.

Time: 1-2pm, 29th January 2014

Venue:

Atrium 3,
Guy’s Hospital, (London Bridge)
St Thomas Street,
London SE1 9RT

Free entry

Nearest station: London Bridge

For further information please visit:

www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/getting-here/travel-guys.aspx


UKCE Silk and Bamboo Ensemble – Freshfields, Fleet Street, City of London – 6.30pm, 21st January 2014

Following our successful concert at the V and A Museum on Sunday 19th January, the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble opens the first Chinese New Year(马年 - the Year of the Horse) celebration performance at Freshfields (富而德) International Law Company. This is a grand celebration during which Mr. Zhou Xiaoming (Ministerial Counsellor, Commercial Section, Embassy of P.R. China in the UK) and Ms Teresa Ko (China Chair of Freshfields) will give speeches.

Time: 6.30 pm, 21st January 2014

Venue:

65 Feet Street
London,
EC4Y 1HT

www.freshfields.com/en/global/


UK Chinese Music Ensemble with the London Youlan Qin Society Concert at the Victoria and Albert Chinese Festival: 15.30 – 16.15pm, 19th January 2014

Having performed for the opening of the Masterpiece of Chinese Painting 700-1900 exhibition at London’s V&A Museum, the UK Chinese Music Ensemble and the London Youlan Qin Society have been invited to play at its closing day Chinese Festival on 19th January. They will give 2 special performances featuring the erhu fiddle, pipa lute, guqin and guzheng zithers, yangqin dulcimer and di and xiao flutes.

UK Chinese Music Ensemble with the London Youlan Qin Society

15.30 – 16.15

The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre (Admission free, first come first served)

The Ensemble and the Qin Society will perform on many of the instruments that are featured in the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 exhibition. They will play a selection of traditional, modern and period music including examples from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

For photos please visit:

Concert photos

Venue:

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7


Inspired – Chinese Painter meets Musicians Victoria and Albert Museum, Chinese Festival: 2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm 19th January 2014

Painting and Music Demonstration

14.00 – 15.00 (Guo Le and Cheng Yu on the pipa lute)

15.30 – 16.30 (Guo Le and Charles Tsua on the guqin)

Room 220, Sackler Centre (Free event)

Watch contemporary artist Guo Le create interpretational and improvisatory art inspired by Chinese music.


Chinese Music performance: Devonshire Square, World of Food and Music Festival, London E1 – 12:00-2:00pm, 22 October 2013

Musicians from our Ensemble have been invited to perform at this colorful multicultural food and music festival featuring music from around the world from 21-25th October (music from a different country is presented each day) in Devonshire Square. Come along to enjoy “Music and Gourmet foods from all around the Globe !!!

Dates and times:

Chinese String Performance: 12:00-2:00pm, 22nd October
Other music performances: 12:00-2:00pm, 21st, 23rd-25th October
Festival time: 10:00am–3:00pm, 21st Monday - 25th Friday, October

Admission: Free to all

Venue: Devonshire Square, London E1

londontown.com/LondonStreets/devonshire_square_4af.html/


The Silk String Quartet: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Masterpieces of Chinese Painting exhibition – 23 October 2013

Our String Quartet has been invited to perform at the opening of the grand exhibition of Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings 700-1900. Having previously performed at many significant museum events including China – the Three Emperors (1662-1795) at the Royal Academy of Art (2006-7), The First Emperor – China’s Terracotta Army (2007-8) and Forbidden City – Treasures of an Emperor at Royal Museum, Edinburgh, the silk strings will impress the 600 VIP guests at this Private View by performing a set from the classical and modern repertoires at this very special occasion.

The exhibition, presenting one of the world’s greatest artistic traditions, is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to see rare surviving works of art drawn from collections around the world. Explore over 70 of the finest examples of Chinese painting, from small-scale intimate works by monks and literati through to a 14-metre-long scroll painting, many of which are shown together for the first time.

Date and time: 12:00-2:00pm, 22 October

Venue:

Sculptures Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL


Chinese String Duo: International Culture and Food Festival, St Mary Magdalene Primary School, London, W2 – 24 October 2013

Our Ensemble will send the Chinese String Duo as part of the celebration of international culture, food and music in St Mary Magdalene primary school, West London. They will play a selection of traditional and modern pieces on the erhu fiddle and yangqin dulcimer for this occasion.

Time and date: 4pm-5.30pm, 24th October 2013

Venue:

The school hall
St Mary Magdalene Primary School
Rowington Close, London, W2 5TF

st-marymagdalene.westminster.sch.uk/school/


Live performance by Xu Fengxia and Lucas Niggli (aka Black Lotos): Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Masterpieces of Chinese Painting exhibition – 8 November 2013

To complement the Museum's major Autumn exhibition ‘Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900’, the Victoria and Albert Museum will be hosting a live performance by Xu Fengxia and Lucas Niggli (aka Black Lotos) on Friday 8 November 2013. This unique duo engages tradition as well as innovation through a repertoire that combines traditional Chinese instruments with percussion and borderless vocals.

Date and time: 8:00 pm, Friday, 8 November

Venue:

Cafe
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Nearest tube stations: South Kensington, Knightsbridge

Buses: C1, 14, 414 and 74

For more information visit:

vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2994/challenging-chinese-musical-traditions-4375//


Flowing Water – Chinese Music Concert – SOAS, University of London – 9 November 2013

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the designation of the guqin as “a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO

Fundraising for publication of the 10th Anniversary Booklet by the London Youlan Qin Society

The London Youlan Qin Society (LYQS) presents a special concert at SOAS, University of London. This musical gala features a programme which not only showcases guqin masterpieces, but also presents selected solo and Silk and Bamboo ensemble music on the erhu fiddle, xiao flute, pipa lute, guzheng zither and yangqin dulcimer performed by professional musicians. In addition, there will be a martial arts performance by a renowned expert, with live music. We hope you will come to share this rare moment and support our celebration of Chinese musical culture. This is in place of our regular yaji meeting.

Date: Saturday 9th November 2013, 1:00 pm.

时间/日期: 2013年11月9号下午1点

Venue:
Room G52
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
www.soas.ac.uk/

Doors open at 12.40 pm. Seats are limited, first come first served.

Admission free (Donations appreciated)

门票:免费 (欢迎随缘乐捐)

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com
Phone: 0788 089 6003

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


The Silk String Quartet, World Music Showcase by Cultural Co-operation, Camden Town, London NW1 – 12th November 2013

Our award-winning Silk String Quartet has been chosen to perform at Cultural Co-Operation’s showcase together with other musics from different part of the world. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for festival and event organisers, journalists and broadcasters, arts officers and venue managers, music agents, and others professionally involved in promoting inter-cultural understanding, opportunity to meet the artists presented and to network with one and another. Don’t miss this great chance.

Time and Date: 6.30-9.45pm 12th November 2013

Venue:

EFDSS
Cecil House
2 Regent's Park Rd
London NW1 7AY

Nearest tube station: Camden Town

Admission: Free plus drinks and snacks (Advance booking essential)

For further details: please email artistnetwork@culturalco-orperation.org or call 020 7264 0005

Guqin recital in Birmingham by Charles Rupert Tsua – 27 September 2013

Date and time: Friday 27th September, 18:30

Venue:

6/8 Kafe
6/8 Temple Row
Birmingham B2 5HG

Tickets: £2 at the door

6/8 Kafe

Click here for flyer


The Sino-British Weiqi Event – 7th September 2013

Time: Saturday 7th September 2013, 13:00 to 18:00

Weiqi (also known as Go) is a board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The game is noted for being rich in strategy despite its relatively simple rules. According to chess master Emanuel Lasker: "The rules of Weiqi (Go) are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go"

Guest Speaker: Mr. Runan Wang

13:00-13:30 Admission
13:30-14:00 Guest Speakers
14:00-15:30 History and Development of Weiqi
15:30-17:30 Games and Commentary
17:30-18:00 Q & A

Venue:
The British Museum
The Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Reservations:
Sherry Kuei 020 7435 6087 sherry.kuei@gmail.com
Liangwei Zhu 07766 655168 zhuliangwei@yahoo.co.uk
Daisy Dai 07709 554637 daisy5031@gmail.com

Organizer: UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Traditional Culture
East Midland Youth Chinese Organization
Co-organizer:The British Go Association

For further information, please download (English) or (Chinese)


Chinese Music Summer School – 23-26 August 2013

The London Youlan Qin Society’s (LYQS) 11th Summer School on the guqin zither will be held at the Royal School of Music in South Kensington, London.

We will offer the following course:

Guqin (7-stringed zither)
Taught by Dr Cheng Yu, who has been teaching guqin at SOAS, University of London, for 16 years, and Charles Rupert Tsua, an accomplished guqin player with over 10 years of experience.

The course will combine classes, workshops and an informal concert, and will be open to student of all levels of experience.

Dates: 23-26 August, Friday-Monday (Bank Holiday)

Venue:
The Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2BS

For details, please see Guqin Summer School: Guqin Classes with Cheng Yu and Charles Tsua, August 2013

For details of the LYQS 10th Anniversary Concert, please see Guqin LYQS 10th Anniversary Concert, 26 August 2013


Cheng Yu and Chinese Music live on Radio Resonance 104.4 FM – 6.30-7.30pm, 17 July 2013

Invited by Resonance FM - a London based radio channel focusing on World Music, Cheng Yu will be talking live about her music and life and will play a few pieces of music on the pipa and guqin. She will talk about the UK Chinese Music Ensemble, especially the guqin zither and the London Youlan Qin Society, and its forthcoming guqin and guzheng zither music summer school taking place at the Royal College of Music, 23rd to 26th August.

Resonance FM broadcasts on 104.4 FM and the interview will also be broadcast online at http://resonancefm.com/listen.

Details: 17th July at 6:30 p.m. If you miss the live broadcast it will be available online at https://soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/18-30-00-world-city-live-19.


Xuefei Yang Performance – East meets West: Asia House, London – 18 June 2013

Yang Xuefei is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. She has performed as a soloist and in leading orchestras worldwide including the RPO, Hong Kong and Hamburg Symphony Orchestras and in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Philharmonie Berlin.

In a programme devised for Asia House she plays traditional Chinese music and pieces by both Western and Eastern composers. The globalisation of classical music is largely thought of as West influencing East, yet Xuefei demonstrates how cultural influence flows in both directions. She pairs Debussy, who was famously inspired by Hokusai and ukiyo-e art with the 20th century Japanese composer Takemitsu.

This is a rare opportunity to see this musician of extraordinary talent perform in the intimate setting of Asia House.

Date and time: 18:45 - 20:00, Tuesday 18th June 2013

Venue:

Asia House
63, New Cavendish Street
London W1G 7LP

Tickets: £15 (Friends of Asia House £10)

Booking:

Online: http://asiahouse.org/exhibitions-and-events/detail?id=312

Email: enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk

Phone: 020 7307 5454

Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP


The Rare, the New and the Beautiful – Concert with Composer Raymond Yiu and Cheng Yu: LSO St. Luke's – 6 July 2013

LSO Soundhub presents this concert in association with composer and jazz pianist Raymond Yiu, graduate of the LSO Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. The evening will include the world premiere of a new set of piano variations, and the latest creative projects the Soundhub composers have been working on, as well as a pipa performance by Cheng Yu.

Press release (pdf file): The Rare_The_New_The_Wonderful_Press_Release.pdf

Programme (pdf file): The_Rare_The_New_The_Wonderful_Programme_Running_Order.pdf

Date and time: 6 July 2013, 7:30 pm

Venue:

LSO St Luke’s
161 Old Street
London EC1V 9NG

Tickets: £7 (concessions £5)

Booking:

Online: https://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=14951

Enquiries: olivia@wildkatpr.com

Phone: +44 (0)20 7499 9334

Further information


Pipa and Jazz piano concert and film "The Heart of Qin in Hong Kong" – King's College London – 27 May 2013

There is to be a concert by Wang Ting and Chris Lee – "Encounter between Pipa and Jazz Piano", followed by the UK premiere of the documentary film: "The Heart of Qin in Hong Kong" at the Chinese Visual Festival, King's College London.

Date/time: 27 May, 8:00 pm

Further information and tickets: http://chinesevisualfestival.org/programme/


London Youlan Qin Society yaji meeting – SOAS, University of London – 11 May 2013

The Society’s May yaji (guqin & Chinese music gathering) meeting will be open to members and non-members. We welcome newcomers and the general public to join our yaji.

Date: Saturday 11th May 2013
2:00-4:00 pm, for all non-members who are interested in listening and playing music.
(There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members)

Venue:
Room 4418
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


Flute recital by Lin Lin at the Royal College of Music, London – 13 March 2013

Time: 13 March 2013, 10:00 am

Venue: Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS


Concert: "Seaming To + Kira Kira – Part of of Women of the World – 10 March 2013

An experimental music gig at Southbank Centre featuring the Chinese sensation Seaming To alongside Icelandic audio/visual artist Kira Kira.

Having been described as "the voice of the 21st century" by BBC Radio 1, Seaming To is an exciting artist who has contributed her unique vocals to the music of Robert Wyatt, Jean Claude Vannier, Leila, Homelife, Graham Massey, Herbaliser and Cinematic Orchestra.

Seaming To and Kira Kira are performing at the Southbank Centre for one night only on Sunday 10th March. Tickets are just £10 and can be booked in person at the Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office, by phone on 0844 847 9913, or online.

Time: 10th March 2013, 7:45 pm

Venue: Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
London
SE1 8XX

For further information and tickets, see the Southbank Centre web site.

Concert: "The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured" by Raymond Yiu – 18 January 2013

The BBC Symphony Orchestra will give the world premiere of Raymond Yiu's orchestral piece The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured. The concert will also include Elgar’s Cockagine (In London Town), the London premiere of Qigang Chen’s Reflet d’un temps disparu (with soloist Li-Wei Qin) and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 ‘London’.

The concert will be conducted by Long Yu – Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai and Guanzhou Symphony Orchestras, and Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival. It will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and will be available online for a week after that.

Here is a link to an article written by Raymond Yiu for the Gramophone, inspired by the experience of writing the piece: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/gramophone-guest-blog/sounds-and-sweet-airs-that-give-delight.

Time: 18th January 2013, 7:30 pm

Venue:
Barbican
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

For booking details, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/events/934


London Youlan Qin Society Winter yaji meeting – SOAS, University of London – 10 November 2012

Following the successful 10th guqin Summer school at SOAS, University of London this year, the Society’s summer yaji (guqin & Chinese music gathering) meeting will be open to members and non-members. We welcome newcomers and the general public to join our yaji.

Date: Saturday 10 November 2012
2:00-4:00 pm, for all non-members who are interested in listening and playing music.
(There will be a charge at £4 per person for non-members)

Venue:
Room G51
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


The Silk String Quartet concert, Cultuurcentrum De Adelberg, Lommel, Belgium – 13th October 2012

Our Silk String Quartet has been invited to play a concert at the Cultuurcentrum De Adelberg festival. The group has performed widely in Europe including Spain, France, Holland, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Italy. The group will present a set of fresh programme for this festival.

Venue:
Cultuurcentrum De Adelberg
Adelbergpark 1
B-3920 Lommel
Belgium

Time: 8:00pm, 13th October, 2012

Phone: 0032 (0)11 55 35 11

Email: info@ccdeadelberg.be

Further information: http://www.ccdeadelberg.be/categorie/wereldmuziek.


The Silk String group – Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London (Private Event) – 10 October 2012

Invited by Clifford Chance, the long established international Law firm, our String group will perform at this special occasion to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Time: 5th September 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm

Venue:
Clifford Chance
10 Upper Bank Street
London E14 5JJ

Web site: http://www.cliffordchance.com


Pipa and guqin Recital by Cheng Yu: Horniman Museum, London – 5 September 2012

Invited by the Horniman Museum, Cheng Yu will play a selection of traditional/classical music on the pipa (4-stringed lute) and guqin (7-stringed zither), the two most celebrated Chinese classical instruments.

Time: 5th September 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm

Venue: The Pavillion in the Horniman Garden
Horniman Museum
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London
SE23 IPQ

Telephone: +44 (0)208 291 8684

Admissions: £12, £14 (on the day), £10 for Friends of the Horniman Museum, and £6 for students

Web site: www.horniman.ac.uk


Chinese Instruments And Western Museums, Chime/MIMO Workshop, Leiden, The Netherlands – 13-16 Sept 2012

From 13 to 16 September 2012 The CHIME Foundation and Leiden University in The Netherlands will host a workshop on the topic of Chinese Instruments and Western Museums. Everyone with a passion for and research interest in Chinese instruments, and/or interest in how to present them in museum contexts, is encouraged to submit contributions. The meeting should be of interest to museum curators and others who work with instrument collections, and to scholars active in the realm of Chinese instruments and instrumental music. We hope to bring museum curators and afficionados and scholars of Chinese instrumental music and musical instruments more closely together in a workshop of modest dimensions and with an informal character.

The meeting takes place in the wake of the initiation of the MIMO project (Musical Instrument Museums Online) which was started in September 2011. MIMO opened a public online access point to the musical instruments catalogues of the project’s affiliated museums in Europe (www.mimo-international.com/). The meeting in Leiden is a joint initiative of the CMA (Chinese Music Archive) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the CHIME Foundation in Leiden (European Foundation for Chinese Music Research) and Leiden University. We look forward to a lively meeting with individual papers, practical demonstrations, discussions, films and some performances. Possible topics include: the relationship between Chinese musical instruments and European museums; biographies of individual Chinese musical instruments and/or special Chinese instrument collections; Chinese musical instruments within and beyond museum display; potential collaborative research and database creation projects; Chinese musical instruments and European (post)colonialism.

The languages of the meeting will be English and Chinese. Please submit abstract proposals for 20- to 30-minute presentations in English (max. 350 words) to CI&EM@google.com on or before 20 April. The result of our selection will be announced by 30 April 2012.

CHIME, European Foundation for Chinese Music Research
P.O. Box 11092, 2301 EB Leiden, The Netherlands

Visiting address Chime: Gerecht 1, 2311 TC Leiden

Tel 071-5133974 / 5133123 Fax: 071-5123183

E-mail: chime@wxs.nl

Web site: home.wxs.nl/~chime




The Silk & Bamboo Trio – Newham’s Pop Up Music, Olympic/Paralympic, East London (Free Public Events) – 29th, 30th and 31st August 2012

The Silk & Bamboo Trio – Newham’s Pop Up Music, Olympic/Paralympic, 29th, 30th and 31st August 2012, East London (Free Public Events) Invited by the Cultural 2012, Olympic/Paralympic, London Borough of Newham, our Silk & Bamboo Trio will play for the three-day free music event during the Paralympic period. The Mayor of Newham's Pop Up music programme is a series of professional acoustic music events in and around Newham during the Olympics and Paralympics to reach as many residents and public as possible. Five areas around the borough have been chosen for their high footfall in the afternoons between 1 - 4pm to include Strafford (Meridian Square), East Ham (High Street north), and Green Street (Queen’s Market and Green Street).

The idea is that the musicians play in different spots within the area in Stratford so that more residents and visitors are reached and can enjoy, and be inspired by, the wonderful music and cultural experience.

Events:

Wednesday 29th August, 1 - 4pm
Thursday 30th August, 1 - 4pm
Friday 31st August, 1 - 4pm

Performance Locations:

Strafford (Meridian Square)
Strafford (Meridian Square)
Green Street (Queen’s Market and Green Street)

Further details: www.newham.gov.uk/EntertainmentandLeisure/ArtsAndEvents.htm


China to Hackney Festival – 8-12 August 2012

Events:

Wednesday 8 August, 7.30pm: Light Up the World - Doudou in Concert (£27.50–£10)

Thursday 9 August, 7.30pm: Chinese Youth Carnival (£5)

Saturday 11 August, 7.30pm: Lü Wei in Concert (£27.50–£10)

Sunday 12 August, 1pm and 5pm: the Monkey king and Other Tales - three traditional Peking opera tales (£27.50–£10)

Venue:

Hackney Empire Theatre
291 Mare Street
London
E8 1EJ

Tel: 020 8985 2424
Nearest underground station: Hackney Central

Flyer (pdf file): China_to_Hackney_HR1.pdf

Further details: hackneyempire.co.uk

The UK Chinese Ensemble – performances for Olympic China Team receptions during the Games – July and August 2012

The Ensemble has been chosen to perform a variety of musical performances for a series of welcomes and receptions for the China Olympic Teams and events at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel.

Event dates:

25 July, 12:00-14:30
25 July, 18:30-21:00
2 August, 17:00-19:00
6 August, 18:00-21:00
8 August, 18:00-21:00

Venue:

China House
Waldorf Hilton
Aldwych
London
WC2B 4DD

Further details: http://www.waldorfhilton.co.uk/location/getting-here.html


Concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall – 29th July 2012

The London Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra for a special gala concert.

Venue: Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
London
SE1 8XX

Flyer (pdf file): Beijing_Symph_Orch_London_Phil_Orch_Gala Concert.pdf

Full information about the concert including how to book are on the Southbank Centre website (http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/classical/tickets/beijing-symphony-orchestra-and-london-philharmonic-orchestra-64521.

The UK Chinese Ensemble – performances for an Olympic China Cultural presentation at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire – 17th July 2012

Date: 20:00 – 22:45, July 2012

Venue:

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth
Aldwych
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Further details: http://www.chatsworth.org/visiting/finding-us


Guqin Summer School: SOAS, University of London, 21-24 June 2012

A 4-day course to study the guqin with Professor Zeng Chengwei of the Shu school from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, southwest China. The sophisticated guqin, with a history of over 3,000 years, is one of China’s most significant classical instruments. It is the first of the four quintessential Chinese arts for the self-cultivation of scholars and cultured individuals, alongside qi the game of (Weiqi or Go), shu (calligraphy) and hua (brush painting). It is also the only Chinese instrument to have been recognized by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.

The course combines classes, workshops and an evening concert. It is a part of the 10th World Music Summer School presented by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, in collaboration with the London Youlan Qin Society, and supported by The Prince's Charities Foundation (China).

Open to all levels.

Evening concert with Professor Zeng Chengwei and Dr Cheng Yu: Thursday 21 June, 7:00 pm (see below)

Dates: 21-24 June, Thursday-Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Course fee: £140 (concessions £95)

For further details and booking information, please see the SOAS web site.

Zeng Chengwei Cheng Yu

Click on the image below to enlarge (Our grateful thanks to designer Wang Jian for this).


Guqin concert by Zeng Chengwei and Cheng Yu: SOAS, University of London, 21 June 2012

This is a rare opportunity to hear guqin music by Professor Zeng Chengwei – an authentic representative of the Shu 蜀 (southwest China) School of qin playing, who has been specially invited from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Sichuan, Southwest China. He is also an expert maker of qins. His instruments are admired not only by professional qin players but also by collectors, both in China and abroad. In this concert he will play qin pieces from the repertoire of Shu School, including Da Hujia 大胡笳 (Great Nomad Reedpipe), Liu Shui 流水 (Flowing Water), and Qiu Shui 秋水 (Autumn Water). He will be joined by Dr Cheng Yu, who teaches guqin at SOAS. Pieces she will perform include Meihua San Nong 梅花三弄 (Three Variations on the Plum blossom) and Puan Zhou 普庵咒(Incantation of Puan) (qin & xiao duet).

Time: Thursday 21 June, 7:00 pm

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.

FREE ENTRY

Click on the image below to enlarge (Our grateful thanks to designer Wang Jian for this).


The Silk & Bamboo Ensemble: Concert in the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, “Equator Festival” on World Music, Dance & Theatre – 13 June 2012

Having given many well-received concerts in the UK and Europe, this virtuosic string and wind instrumental group has been invited by the Equator Festival (Web site: www.equatorfestival.com/) to play at London’s most prestigious venue for chamber music. For this concert, the group will showcase Chinese instruments and present a selection of ensemble and virtuoso solo pieces of traditional/folk and modern Chinese music.

Web site: /www.equatorfestival.com/

Venue: Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
London
SE1 8XX

Tickets: £14, £9.50. Concessions 50%, limited availability

Tickets: 08444 847 9910

SOUTHBANKCENTRE.CO.UK southbankcentre.co.uk/, or

Book by telephone: 01233 330316

Email: tourism@ashford.gov.uk

Book online: http://www.equatorfestival.com/booking-form.html

For groups of 6 or more, discounted tickets are available. For details see: http://http://www.equatorfestival.com/silkandbamboo.html

Flyer - click on the image to enlarge:

Flyer (pdf file): A5EquatorLondon2012.pdf

The Silk String Quartet: concert at Radley College, Oxford – 29th May 2012

Following their successful concert last year at Radley College, Our String Quartet has been invited again to play a concert this May. The performances will part of the one day conference on China for Radley College (Oxford) and Downe House Girls School (Newbury).

Venue: Radley College
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
London
OX14 2HR

Telephone: 01235 543000

Web site: www.radley.org.uk

LYQS Spring yaji meeting at SOAS, Saturday 12 May 2012

The London Youlan Qin Society will hold its Spring yaji (guqin and Chinese music gathering) meeting on Saturday 12 November. It will take place at SOAS, in central London. The meeting will be open to members and non-members.

There will be a charge of £4 per person for non-members.

Time:

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Members)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Non-members)

Venue:

Room V221
Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

www.soas.ac.uk/

Phone: 0788 089 6003

Email: jmgjoseph@btinternet.com, chengyu@ukchinesemusic.com

Directions are at the following URL (Google maps):

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thornhaugh+Street&sll=51.521448,-0.125774&sspn=0.004893,0.010192&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thornhaugh+St,+Camden+Town,+Greater+London+WC1B+5,+United+Kingdom&z=16/

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Euston Square.


The Silk String Trio: London Book Fair 2012 Opening, Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London – 15 April 2012

Having performed music for many important Chinese-Western cultural events, including the launches for China Telecom (UK), China Construction Bank (UK), and China Daily European Edition, our musicians have been invited to play at The London Book Fair, China Market Focus 2012.

Venue: The Ball Room
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
66 Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7LA


Silk & Bamboo Ensemble: Lunchtime concert, University of Kent – 26 March 2012

Time:

1:00pm, 26 March 2012

Venue:

The Gulbenkian Theatre
Eliot College
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NS

Tel: +44 (0) 1227 823305

Further information:

www.kent.ac.uk/music/whatson.html


Chinese New Year Music performance At Rich Mix, London – 5th February 2012

Musicians of The Silk String Quartet have been invited to play at the popular East London venue Rich Mix. This celebration with various performances is organized by the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets to mark the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dragon.

Time:

11:30am-4:30pm, 5th February 2012

Venue:

Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
City of London E1 6LA

020 7613 7498

The event is open to all.

Further information:

www.thchinese.org.uk/


The Silk & Bamboo Ensemble, UK Chinese Music Ensemble – Celebrate the Year of the Dragon – Trafalgar Square, London – 29 January 2012

The Ensemble has been selected by the London Chinatown Chinese Association to perform with many other fine acts and groups both from China and here in the UK for this important occasion at London’s best-known landmark – Trafalgar Square. To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, the group has chosen several well-known Chinese melodies from different regions and styles to mark this special occasion including "Full of Joy" and "Jasmine".

... perfect, vibrant performances... technical perfection and brilliant playing... Songlines

Time:

2:00 - 5:00 pm, Sunday 29 January 2012

Venue:

Trafalgar Square, Central London

Nearest underground stations: Charing Cross and Leicester Square

FREE public entry


The Silk String Quartet – Chinese New Year performance – Holiday Inn Surrey – 28 January 2012

The Quartet has been invited to play at a Charity function to celebrate Chinese New Year. It will also raise fund to support for Cancer Research.

Time:

7:00 - 9:00 pm, Saturday 28 January 2012 - (By invitation only)

Venue:

Holiday Inn
Gibson Road
Sutton
Surrey SM1 2RF

Phone: 08719 429 113

Nearest underground stations: Charing Cross and Leicester Square

FREE public entry


The Silk & Bamboo Ensemble concert, Turner Sims, University of Southampton – 24 January 2012

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this renowned string and wind group. Using traditional Chinese instruments, these virtuoso musicians present a selection of ensemble and solo pieces of traditional/folk and modern Chinese music to mark the Year of the Dragon. Be transported to another world with the enchanting sound of silk strings and bamboo flutes.

... perfect, vibrant performances... technical perfection and brilliant playing... Songlines

Time:

8:00 pm, Tuesday 24 January 2012

Venue:

Turner Sims
Highfield Campus
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

BOX OFFICE: 023 8059 5151, info@turnersims.co.uk

Further information:

www.turnersims.co.uk/upcoming-events/2011/autumn-2011/january-2012/the-silk-and-bamboo-ensemble


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