China Day is an annual festival celebrating Chinese music and culture. This unique event is held at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) in the autumn and is free for the public to attend.
China Day is a popular community event enjoyed by people and families of all ages and nationalities. The festive day features Chinese music concerts, workshops on iconic aspects of Chinese culture such as traditional instruments, tai ji quan (martial art), Chinese painting, calligraphy, and Chinese horoscopes. Attendees can taste Chinese food and learn about the traditional tea ceremony.
Music Confucius Institute holds the China Day festival in conjunction with the Royal Danish Academy. China Day features musicians from the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing, China, who give wonderful music performances and interesting master classes - all with a Chinese twist.
China Day 2019
China Day 2019 was held on 28 September 2019. For this year’s first China Day concert, piano professor Niklas Sivelov performed improvisations together with musicians from the MCI Ensemble and pipa teacher from CCOM, Qi Jie.
The second concert featured new and traditional Chinese and Western music performed by musicians from MCI and The Royal Danish Academy of Music. During the week leading up to China Day, bassoon professor at CCOM, Li Lansong, worked with RDAM woodwind students, and at the second concert they showcased what they had learned.
See the China Day programme 2019 to the right (or below).
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