Monday, April 22, 2013

Opening Event for the Music Confucius Institute

Thursday May 2nd The Royal Danish Academy of Music will host an opening event marking the opening of the world’s first Music Confucius Institute
From April 30th through May 4th The Royal Danish Academy of Music will host a delegation of Chinese musicians in connection with the opening concert.

During their stay a series of lectures will be held where each musician will give a lecture on their respective instrument, its history and application. Furthermore, the president of Central Conservatory of Music, Wang Cizhao, will give a lecture on Traditional Chinese Music and Its Contemporary Development.

The concert program for event on May 2nd will consist of Chinese and Western musical performances influenced by traditional and contemporary tendencies on the global musical scene. The musical pieces will be performed by some of the leading musicians, teachers and students from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

The concert will feature:

Liu Yuening, Chinese Dulcimer - Yangqin
Yu Hongmei, Chinese Violin - Erhu
Zhang Hong Yan, Chinese Lute - Pipa
Dai Ya, Bamboo Flute - Dizi
Zhou Wang, 21-string Zither, Zheng
Jia Jia Qiao, Chinese Percussion
Zhao Xiao Xia, Chinese Zither - Guqin.
Qin Wenchen, Composer
Honorary Professor Michala Petri, recorder
Copenhagen Piano Quartet
Joint Chamber Music Ensemble RDAM/CCOM
Professor Gert Mortensen, percussion
and more...

In addition to the concert at RDAM on May 2nd, a public concert will be held at Frederiksborg Slot on May 4th with Chinese music exclusively. For more information see

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