Renowned Chinese Music Festival visits Lauder

The Lauder Institute was honored to host a very special performance as part of the Princeton International Chinese Music Festival on October 1, 2014.

Performances featured renowned musicians from the music conservatories of Central, China, GuangXi, and Zhejiang, Award-winning young virtuosos, and “2014 Best Young Virtuosos” chosen by China Central Television. The Festival is further committed to efforts that contribute to the diversity and growth of cultural life in New Jersey, New York and surrounding areas.

Lauder students from the Chinese track conducted a bilingual introduction of the group in both Chinese and English.

After their visit to the Lauder Institute, the performers continued on to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Check out the video clips below to view clips of the performances.

  • An ensemble performing a traditional Chinese folk song on the Guzheng (古箏), a Chinese plucked zither that typically has 21 strings and movable bridges. LINK
  • A solo performance on the Guzheng (古箏). The Guzheng emerged in China around 475-221 BCE and is still commonly heard throughout the country. LINK
  • This musician from Guangxi Province performed a song on the Chinese monochord (独弦琴), a plucked string instrument with only one string that dates back to the 8th century. LINK


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