The two-stringed, vertical fiddle - China's answer to the western violin - has a history of more than 1,000 years. Capable of producing music with a flexibility approaching that of the human voice, the erhu is extremely popular in China today as a medium for both traditional and contemporary music and plays an important role in both solo and orchestral performances. The erhu resembles a human voice and can imitate many natural sounds, such as birds and horses. It is a very expressive instrument, most known for playing melancholy tunes, but also for its joyful melodies. For more information, please visit website: www.qinqianerhu.com.
Ms. Qian is a professional erhu teacher with over 20 years of experiences. She studied erhu as well as violin in China since she was 8 years old. A recording artist as well as a dedicated teacher, Ms. Qian is a very diverse and creative musician. She not only perform traditional Chinese folk music but also creatively used erhu to play international music. Her students include young and old, with or without experiences.
Founded in 1988, the Mingde Chorus aims to bring people together and enrich our lives by sharing Chinese folk songs as well as songs from all over the world. The ultimate goal of Mingde Chorus is to promote an understanding of Chinese culture through our singing and performances. Mingde Chorus is a non-for-profit organization and is open to the general public. We welcome new members and hope to have your support. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.mingdechorus.com/.