Yang Jing and the RTHK Chamber Soloists Concert

Yang Jing and the RTHK Chamber Soloists Concert
25/2/2019 (Mon) 8:00pm
Studio 1, RTHK
Enquiry: 23396524

“Pipa virtuoso Yang Jing is an all-rounder.” This is how a Zurich newspaper described Yang Jing after her performance in the Tage für Musik zwischen den Welten Festival. As a Chinese instrumentalist who has settled in Switzerland, Yang Jing is indeed the perfect person to show how Chinese and Western music can be integrated and developed. On 25 February, she will co-host with ethnomusicologist Christopher Pak to give us a pre-concert talk and also perform at RTHK Studio One with the string players of ‘The RTHK Chamber Soloists’. But before the concert, let’s get her insights on the fusion of Chinese and Western music.

Western strings, the fundamental part in western orchestra has a long and rich tradition. Pipa, the Chinese string instrument, has appeared in various combinations in different musical styles for nearly two thousand years. The similarities and the differences are obvious. What fascinates me is finding out the hidden similarities and differences and building a balanced soundscape between these two stringed instruments. Finding out the best way to select sound sources and timbres, building vivid and lively articulation with effective contrasts and harmonic resonances, and using these sounds to carry out the musical thought to listeners。

Programme:

Yang Jing: A Shaanxiner In Muotathal
Silk Bamboo Strings
Identity
String Trio 0-1-2-3 (3rd mov’t)
Jade In Strings
Laute Lauschen
The Old Silk Road Pipa

Womack: Elements