The First London International Guqin Featival
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 20 August 2018Time: 7:00 PM
Finishes: 26 June 2018Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Type of Event: Summer School
The guqin, or qin, a 7-stringed zither, is a root of Chinese music, the companion of traditional literati and a UNESCO-recognised part of China’s cultural heritage. The London Youlan Qin Society （LYQS, est. 2003） with the SOAS University of London and London Confucius Institute, proudly presents the first London International Guqin Festival. It comprises a 4-day music summer school, a 2-day conference, a Grand Yaji gathering, master classes, and concerts in London, Cambridge, Oxford and more. Featuring two of the best-known nationally listed guqin masters from China: Li Xiangting (Beijing) and Zeng Chengwei (Chengdu), with 6th generation Shu style young guqin player Zeng He, and UK virtuoso musicians including Cheng Yu, artists Edward Luper and scholar as Dr Rachel Harris (SOAS).
1. Guqin Summer School
Time: 10am-5pm, 21-24 August 2018
Teachers: Prof. Zeng Chengwei, Zeng He, Dr Cheng Yu (SOAS), and Charles Tsua.
Classes: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels. A 4-day course on the guqin, with seminars, demonstrations and a concert. Open to students at all levels, (limited places and instruments for hire).
Master classes: 2-5 pm, 21 Aug. by Prof. Zeng Chengwei (non-summer school participants £25)； 2-5 pm, 22 Aug. by Prof. Li Xiangting （non-summer school participants £25)
Course fee: £220 (£200 LYQS members and students) – includes one concert.
Time: 10am-5pm,25-26 August 2018
Theme: “Guqin Art and Its Revival in 21st Century” with presentations and discussions.
Conference fee: £60 (£50 LYQS members, £30 students)
3. Grand Yaji
Time: 2-6 pm, 26 August 2018
Venue: Oriental Club, London WC1 1ES
Content: A yaji gathering with guqin performances by attendees, and an opportunity for networking.
Registration: lyqs.eventbrite.com Free entry. Open to the public
4. Concerts: Beyond the Strings
1) 20 August, 7 pm, Town Hall, Oxford OX1 1BX
2) 21 August, 7:30 pm, China Exchange, London W1D 6JA.
3) 23 August, 7pm, Emmanuel Church, Cambridge CB2 1QY
4) 25 August, 7:30 pm, DLT, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG.
5) 26 August, 7pm, DLT, SOAS, （Participants guqin concert)
Booking and Tickets: lyqs.eventbrite.com.
5. Further information: www.ukchinesemusic.com/londonyoulanqin/qinupdates.htm, m.facebook.com/londonyoulanqinsociety
Organiser: The London Youlan Qin Society
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Tel: 07786860954, 0788089600
Sponsor: SOAS University of London, London Confucius Institute