Sublime Strings - The Erhu Masterworks of Liu Tianhua


30 Jun 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:40 PM




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. More details Less details

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Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981