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Book reveals history and beauty of guqin in multimedia format

2019-08-06 11:11:24

Compiled by the Music Research Institute of the Chinese National Academy of Arts and the Beijing Guqin Research Institute, the Collection of Chinese Guqin (multimedia edition) was published by the Culture and Art Publishing House in late 2018.

The bamboo way

2018-08-07 14:51:15

In 1991, Beijing-based musician Wang Wei went on a tour with China Oriental Performing Arts Group as bassist. During the tour, he became fascinated by the shakuhachi, a kind of Japanese bamboo flute. Later, he found out that the shakuhachi, which was called chi ba in Chinese, was introduced to Japan during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

The 'Erhu' capital of China

2018-02-09 08:09:57

Wuxi's most famous product is one that bears a stark contrast to its sweet cuisine-a traditional Chinese music instrument that is loved for its sorrowful, melancholic sound.

From Hollywood to Asia, a life of making music for the movies

2018-01-20 12:41:03

Nathan Wang, one of the most successful composers in Hollywood and Asian cinema, has written music for Jackie Chan movies and Steven Spielberg documentaries. 

Coming into its own

2016-01-05 08:13:37

The area around Beijing's Houhai Lake, which is known for bars, ice skating and traditional hutongs, is cold and quiet on this late winter afternoon. A nearby second-floor bar, East Shore Live Jazz Cafe, by contrast, is full of excitement.

Singer-songwriter inspired by his guitar, Bruce Lee's philosophy

2016-01-04 07:43:44

When Liang Bo won the first season of The Voice of China, a popular reality show on Zhejiang Satellite TV that premiered in July 2012, everyone thought this young man's career was ready to take off.

Tuning up a tradition

2015-12-30 09:51:46

Chinese music reaches out to new audiences with innovative ways to help listeners identify with the stories behind it, Chen Jie discovers.

Wu gives ancient instrument a new stage to communicate

2015-12-28 07:52:56

After a two-year hiatus, musician Wu Tong returns with a crossover concert, titled The World and Sheng, which will be staged at Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on Thursday and Friday.

Pianist Xu finds it natural to grasp the baton

2015-12-23 08:20:01

Music lovers in China may know him as a pianist, but Xu Zhong will be taking on a new role as the principal conductor of the Fondazione Arena di Verona in January.

Chinese sheng plays the tune of harmony

2015-12-21 11:01:29

Chinese sheng performer Wu Tong will bring his sheng to Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center to show the sheng's harmonic possibilities at 2016 New Year's concert.

Lang Lang to perform with Valdes

2015-10-10 14:18:13

Chinese pianist Lang Lang is to perform in a concert with "Chucho" Valdes for Havana's 500th anniversary celebration in Cuba tomorrow.

The 18th BMF opens with 'When East meets West' concert

2015-10-09 17:02:53

Opening night of the 18th Beijing Music Festival took place at Forbidden City Concert Hall on Thursday with a concert under the baton of Yu Long who stands as the founder and art director of BMF.

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