The Erhu Family

MOP 250, 200|Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium

Be it the most minute mood changes or sublime sceneries, the Chens simply capture the breathtaking subtlety and grandeur with their magical huqins in hand. From the idyllic Village Scenery, the imposing Tai Chi Warrior of Erhu to the thunderous Galloping War Horses, they demonstrate a full range of virtuosity in an eclectic repertoire.

Hailed as “The Legend of Erhu”, Chen Yaoxing, Chen Jun and Chen Yimiao are a three-generation family erhu ensemble that enjoys wide critical acclaim both at home and abroad. The Chen family is renowned for its innovative erhu techniques and sleek incorporation of western musical elements. In particular, the father-and-son Chen Jun is lauded as “The Paganini of Erhu” and has made appearances at the Wiener Musikverein, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Sydney Opera House and many more.

The concert showcases a majority of their original pieces as well as rearrangements of traditional Chinese and Western classics. An exquisite evening for erhu music lovers!

Programme Highlights: 
Chen Yaoxing: Village Scenery for Erhu Solo
Chen Jun: Tai Chi Warrior of Erhu for Erhu Solo
N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee, arr. for erhu
Chen Yaoxing: Galloping War Horses
Chen Jun: A Dialogue between Bow and String

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval

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