Activity 1: Tea for Harmony – Yaji Cultural Salon

Time: May 21, 17:00-18:30

Location: Musikskolan Lilla Akademien

The event is free and open to the public.

Tea, originating from China, embodies the essence of traditional Chinese culture. On November 29, 2022, “Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China” was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As May 21 was designated as “International Tea Day”, China Cultural Center in Stockholm will host “Tea for Harmony – Yaji Cultural Salon” event on this day to celebrate the occasion this year. Yaji cultural salon is a common form of cultural life among ancient Chinese literati. The combination of tea and cultural salon allows everyone to “travel” back to ancient China through tea tasting, fragrance appreciation, and music performance, to experience the charm and profoundness of Chinese tea culture up close. Participants can also enjoy Chinese snacks, experience calligraphy, and engage in cultural and creative activities, immersing themselves in the colorful world of Chinese tea culture.

In case of inclement weather, when outdoor activities are not feasible, a notice will be issued one day in advance. The event will be moved to the gallery of the concert hall and open only to ticket holders of Chinese Folk Music Performance Pipa Ballad: Strings Through the Seasons.

Activity 2: Chinese Folk Music Performance – Pipa Ballad: Strings Through the Seasons

Time: May 21, 18:30-20:00

Location: Musikskolan Lilla Akademien

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China Cultural Center in Stockholm invites artists from China Conservatory of Music to hold a Chinese Folk Music Performance “Pipa Ballad: Strings Through the Seasons” in Sweden. The concert includes a variety of traditional Chinese musical instruments such as pipa, yangqin, flute, xiao, ruan, huqin, percussion, and more. It features selected classic Chinese works, modern compositions, and original pieces. Performers will utilize various techniques and styles to present a rich and colorful musical repertoire, full of passion and vitality, creating a unique music performance experience and offering audiences a refreshing sensation.

Pipa: Yang Tinging. Associate Professor and Graduate Supervisor at China Conservatory of Music. Yang has garnered prestigious awards such as the Gold Prize in the National Pipa Competition of the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music.

Yangqin: Xiong Junjie. Yangqin Instructor at China Conservatory of Music. He has won the second place at the International Chinese National Folk Instruments Competition and the third place for creation at the Wen Hua Award.

Ruan: Zheng Yifan. Leader of MFA projects under the Quality Improvement Action Plan of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; founder of Jinglan Chinese Chamber Orchestra; and member of China Nationalities Orchestra Society and its Professional Committee of Ruan.

Erhu: Tan Xin is under the guidance of the esteemed erhu master and educator, Professor Song Fei. She has received the Liu Mingyuan Scholarship for several times, and the Beijing Government Scholarship for five consecutive years.

Bamboo Flute: Yin Xi. Currently, Yin is under the mentorship of Professor Chen Yue, a distinguished di and xiao performer, educator, and doctoral supervisor, now serving as an assistant teacher at China Conservatory of Music. In August 2023, Yin won the Outstanding Gold Prize in the senior professional Di performance group of the 4th Nanyang International Music Competition and the Gold Award in the professional Di performance group at the 7th Chengdu Golden Hibiscus Music Competition.

Percussion: Wang Zhenzi. Wang studied under the mentorship of Professor Wang Yidong. He has won gold medal in the snare drum solo category at the IPEA Percussion Competition and topped the marching percussion category at the 3rd IPEA International Percussion Festival.

*The events will be photographed and filmed. If you or your family members prefer not to appear on camera, please inform us in advance. We will respect your privacy and take appropriate measures to protect your interests.


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