Featuring Chi Li
Join virtuoso performer Chi Li, UCLA professor of Chinese music, for a performance-conversation featuring one of the jewels of Chinese instrumental music, the two-stringed bowed fiddle (erhu) in its many variants. Professor Li will guide us on a journey through time, encountering the sweep of Chinese music from ancient nomadic cultures to medieval courts across the many regions of this vast and endlessly fascinating land, leading to her own encounter, through music, with modern China.
About Chi Li
Professor Chi Li is a highly accomplished performing artist 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 and Lincoln Center in New York and the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C.
Professor Li has been on the faculty of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology since 1997. At UCLA, she leads the Music of China Ensemble and teaches the major Chinese instruments. These include the 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).
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