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Chinese Chamber Music
Sublime Strings - The Erhu Masterworks of Liu Tianhua
天籁升华 - 刘天华二胡作品音乐会
Synopsis

Accomplished Singapore erhu musician Darrel Xin presents his interpretations of Liu Tianhua’s deeply influential erhu works, including Moaning in Sickness, Flickering Candlelight, A Beautiful Night, and Birds Singing in a Desolate Mountain.

Across the sprawling plains of erhu music, one body of work stands tall as a monumental landmark—the erhu solos of Liu Tianhua, a prominent composer, musician and music teacher. Composed between 1915 and 1932, these masterful solo pieces redefined the role of the erhu and elevated the instrument to the concert stage, the conservatory classroom, and into the future. A perfect marriage of East and West, Liu’s 10 innovative works utilised techniques previously unheard of in Chinese instrumental music. Standing the test of time, they are now learnt and studied by all erhu musicians.

About Darrel Xin
Darrel Xin started learning the erhu in 1995. He was a member of the SAF Music & Drama Company and a musician with the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the Macau Chinese Orchestra and has guest performed with the China Central Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra. In 2000, he emerged champion in the Erhu Senior Category of the National Arts Council National Chinese Music Competition. In 2009, Xin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Erhu Performance from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.

在浩瀚的二胡音乐曲目里,中国民族音乐大师刘天华的十首二胡独奏曲,毋庸置疑的是二胡音乐演奏的里程碑之作。他创作于1915年至1932年间的二胡独奏曲,重新界定了二胡的角色,把它提升到音乐会舞台、音乐学院课堂,以至于未来的音乐世界发展中。其10首创新二胡独奏作品,不仅完美结合了东西方元素,更使用了前所未闻的高超技巧;这些经历了近百年岁月重重考验的作品,至今仍广为二胡演奏家学习和演奏。

音乐会上,我国青年二胡演奏家辛宗桦将演奏刘天华影响深远的二胡名曲,包括既有挥之不去的悲凉与郁闷,又有慷慨激昂憧憬光明未来的信念的《病中吟》、清新明快的《良宵》、描绘百鸟啼鸣于空谷深山的《空山鸟语》,以及作曲家生平最后一首作品,以华乐曲少见的三拍子写成的《烛影摇红》等。毕业自中国北京中央音乐学院二胡演奏系的他,将借由自己二十余年来习琴拉琴的经验,透过他对作曲家作品的了解全情演绎。

辛宗桦
1995年开始学习二胡的辛宗桦,曾是新加坡武装部队文工团成员,也曾是新加坡青年华乐团、新加坡华乐团和澳门中乐团的乐员。他还曾在中国广播民族乐团的音乐会上担任客卿演奏。2000年,他在新加坡国家艺术理事会主办的全国华乐比赛中脱颖而出,夺得二胡(高级组别)冠军。2009年,他考获中国北京中央音乐学院二胡演奏学士学位。目前他投身于华乐演奏,同时为念乐团和鼟乐团的乐员。

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Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, no intermission

There will be a post-show talk in English and Mandarin.

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