Liu Xiang

Organized by 雨童 on 2022-03-09
Introduction to Liu Xiang(erhu,zhonghu,banhu,huqin)Master performer

Liu Xiang, a famous huqin performer, a national first-class performer, director of the Chinese Musicians Association, director of the Chinese Huqin Association, is currently the head of the Xiyangyang Chamber Orchestra of the Central Chinese Orchestra and the deputy head of the Beijing Chaoyang Art Troupe Chinese Orchestra.


In September 1976, at the age of twelve, he was admitted to the Haizheng Song and Dance Troupe, where he played the banhu solo and a variety of huqin. In August 1977, he won the Outstanding Performance Award for his Banhu Solo "Tunnel Battle Suite" in the All-Army Art Show. During his work in the army, he often went to frontier defense and off-island troops to perform for officers and soldiers, commanders and fighters, and was warmly welcomed by them. In 1983, he obtained a college degree in instrumental music performance from the Music Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Academy of Arts.

In 1987, he was admitted to the Central Chinese Orchestra as a gaohu and banhu player. In the same year, he won the Young Performer Award in the professional assessment of the troupe.

Over the years, the group has visited the United States, Germany, Denmark, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Austria and other countries as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and other regions, and participated in the China Central Chinese Orchestra, which has caused a sensation in the United States and Europe. He has been a soloist at Carnegie Hall in the United States and New Year's Concert at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

In 1996, he participated in the Spring Festival Folk Music Gala of Beijing TV Station and performed the banhu solo "Daqiban". In addition, he has recorded Banhu solo programs on CCTV many times, participated in the music recordings of many movies and TV dramas, and often serves as a guest host on Beijing Radio Station and China Central People's Radio Station, popularizing and promoting ethnic music to the majority of ethnic music lovers. .

In June 1997, the "Liu Xiang Huqin Solo Concert" was held at the Beijing Concert Hall to commemorate the 66th birthday of Mr. Liu Mingyuan, which was highly praised by experts in the Beijing music industry and warmly welcomed by the audience. In December of the same year, he held a special solo concert at the Hong Kong City Hall, which was highly praised by his Hong Kong counterparts.

On March 20, 1999, at the Shanghai Concert Hall, the "Liu Xiang Huqin Solo Concert" was successfully held again in the Shanghai Concert Hall, conducted by Mr. Liu Wenjin and hosted by the famous erhu performer Ms. Min Huifen. On August 1 of the same year, at the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Singapore Lion City Chinese Orchestra performed a solo Huqin recital, which was highly praised by overseas colleagues and the cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore.

In 2000, he participated in the performance of the World Summit held in the United States with the Central Chinese Orchestra, performed at the United Nations Building and served as the soloist of the song "Deep Night". In the same month, he performed at the Lincoln Center for the Arts for President Jiang Zemin and other national leaders and leaders from all over the world. He was warmly welcomed as a soloist during the performance. In the same year, he accompanied the troupe to participate in the China Art Festival held in France as a soloist during the performance. After the performance, he followed a team of the Central Chinese Orchestra to Tunisia, Syria, and Jordan to perform and perform as a solo banhu, which was warmly welcomed by local embassy officials and local people. .

In 2008, he participated in the "National Master of Arts Exhibition" organized by the State Education Commission and served as a soloist.

On June 30, 2009, the "Liu Xiang (Series) Banhu Solo Concert" was successfully held.

On June 16, 2010, the "Liu Xiang Graduation Recital Concert" was well received by experts and peers. Professor An Ruli, his tutor, commented, "Liu Xiang has profound business ability, and he has comprehensively and profoundly inherited the Chinese bow and string master Mr. Liu Mingyuan. The art of banhu is a major contribution to the national music of our country, and it has made a contribution to the inheritance and development of banhu art in the future. From the perspective of career, leaders at all levels and departments should pay attention to it.”
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