Free Lunchtime Concert: Xin Zhang Performs Traditional Chinese Music

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Event Details

Date: 20 Sep 2018 – 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Venue: Music Auditorium


Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) 

Music – Lunchtime Concerts

Free Lunchtime Concert and Exhibition: Xin Zhang performs Traditional Chinese Music

Join Xin Zhang and other musicians for a 50-minute recital of exquisite Chinese music at our Free Lunchtime Concert.

Xin Zhang, a virtuoso performer of the Yang qin (Chinese zither), began to play the instrument at the age of seven in her home province of Jiangsu. In 2007, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University awarded her a Master of Arts majoring in yang qin performance and offered her a lectureship in yang qin. She is also Vice-General Secretary of the Nanjing Dulcimer Society in Jiangsu Province, and recently accepted an award as Visiting Teaching Fellow to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University in 2018.


Free Exhibition of Chinese Musical Instruments and Artefacts – ‘Musical Continuity from Antiquity to the Present’

MAMU’s display represents the 8 groups of Chinese instruments linked to cosmological thought, the seasons, the winds, the abundance of grain, human welfare, wealth and political power. They range from models of antique Chinese bell chimes and drums to the plucked silk-string lute (pipa) and the bamboo flutes (dizi) and mouth organs (sheng), as well as modern variants of the bowed string family including the traditional 2-string spike fiddle (erhu), and the modern high-pitched gaohu and low-pitched zonghu.



Thursday 20 September


01:00pm – 01:50pm


Monash UniversitySir Zelman Cowen School of Music AuditoriumBuilding 68, 55 Scenic BoulevardClayton Campus

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