Featuring Chi Li
Join virtuoso Professor Chi Li for a sumptuous tour of Chinese music. Sample musical styles from ancient and modern China. With performance and demonstration, Professor Li will introduce the repertoire of the bowed fiddle (erhu) and other Chinese musical instruments.
About Chi Li
Professor Chi Li is a highly accomplished performing artist on the erhu (two-stringed, bowed fiddle) and an important teacher of Chinese music. After graduating from the Conservatory of Chinese Music (Beijing), she served as the erhu soloist at the National Traditional Orchestra of China (the most renowned orchestra of Chinese musical instruments) and frequently performed in presidential concerts in Beijing during the 1980s. In the U.S., she has been featured in concerts at such prestigious venues as Madison Square Garden (New York), Ronald Reagan Building (Washington D.C.), and Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center (New York). Professor Li has been a faculty member of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology since 1997. She leads a well-trained Chinese music ensemble and teaches all the major Chinese instruments, including erhu, zheng (bridged zither), dizi (bamboo flute), yangquin (hammered dulcimer), pipa (four-stringed plucked lute), ruan (four-stringed plucked lute with a round body), sanxian (three-stringed plucked lute) and qin (seven-stringed bridgeless zither). She was the recording soloist for the 2019 Oscar Winner for the best animated short film “Bao”.
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The Center for World Music follows Mingei’s Visitors Guidelines. Masks are encouraged but not required.
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Financial support was provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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