Friday, 31 October 2014

Chinese Musical Instruments Workshop 中國樂器演奏示範

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble with Alan Lau

Saturday, November 15 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm 
Admission by donation, RSVP required.
Language: English
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC V6A 4H5
Inquiries:, 604.356.2126 (English),, 604.658.8880 (Chinese)


查詢, 604.356.2126 (English),, 604.658.8880 (Chinese)


The Chinese Musical Instruments Workshop is primarily designed to provide composers with the tools necessary to write effectively for the ensemble. The characteristics of each instrument will be introduced as well as the techniques required to play them.

The composer Alan Lau’s presentation will be followed by the VCME’s music director Jirong Huang’s demonstration of bowed string instruments (erhu, gaohu, zhonghu and banhu). Among other exceptional musicians who will share their knowledge and skills at the workshop: Ling Yang (Chinese lute; pipa), Zhi Min Yu (plucked string instruments; zhongruan and daruan), Sarah Tan (Chinese zither; guzheng) and Zhongxi Wu (wind instruments; suona, sheng and guanzi).

Formed in 1989, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble is the first professional Chinese music organization established in Canada. The Ensemble consists of highly accomplished instrumentalists who combine technical mastery with a passionate approach to music. Based in Vancouver, BC, they continue to inspire contemporary compositions and interdisciplinary projects for Chinese instruments in Canada.

本次活動的主要目的是為作曲者們提供所需的工具和知識進行作曲。主講者將對每件樂器的特點和演奏技巧進行介紹。作曲者劉嘉麟進行講解後,溫哥華中華樂團音樂總監黃繼榮將現場示範演奏二胡、高胡、中胡和板胡等拉弦樂器;楊玲示範琵琶;于志敏示範中阮和大阮等撥弦樂器; 譚宇莎示範古箏,吳忠喜示範笙、管子和嗩吶等的吹管樂器。


感謝加拿大藝術委員會(Canada Council for the Arts)、溫哥華市政府和卑詩省政府的資助。

The Speakers’ personal opinions do not represent CCC’s view.