Xu Fengxia

Organized by 薄暮 on 2022-03-03
Introduction to Xu Fengxia(guzheng,liuqin,guqin,three-stringed piano)Master performer Xu Fengxia, an internationally renowned Chinese female musician and an important figure in Chinese contemporary classical music, now lives in Germany and graduated from the famous Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She mainly plays four kinds of instruments: Guzheng, Sanxian, Qixian Guqin and Liuqin. On June 23, 2007, Xu Fengxia and German free jazz master Peter Brotzman performed at the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art.
After 1986, Xu Fengxia served as a soloist in the Shanghai Chinese National Orchestra. In 1988, she toured Germany with the band, and was active in the "first lady" of the Shanghai rock band. In 1989, she successfully held a solo concert with four instruments in Singapore; In 1990, he held a concert with jazz musicians for the first time at the Shanghai People's Theater; in 1991, he moved to Germany.
Xu Fengxia has been a member of "Gufeng Ensemble" since 1992. Gufeng Ensemble is a band of four top Chinese musicians living in Germany who have performed at the Athens International Music Festival and the "Bayrischer Rundfunk" in Munich, and in 2000 with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.
From 1991 to 1996, Xu Fengxia has been leading the "Shanghai Connection" band. The ensemble is varied, from trios to septets; they perform new works that blend traditional Chinese music with jazz and contemporary sounds, giving concerts across North-Rhine Westfalia.
In 1995 Xu began to collaborate with the double bassist Peter Kowald from Wuppertal, joining his "Global Village" band and performing on the stage of many festivals including Total Music Meeting, Taktlos Festival, Canaille Frankfurt, Visions Festival in New York, Poschiavo Festival in Switzerland, and Pushkin Festival in Moscow.
Since 1997, she has performed as a soloist in the works of many contemporary Chinese music composers, collaborating with Xu Shuya, Qu Xiaosong, Chen Xiao-yong, Zhou Long of Amsterdam's "Nieuw Ensemble", the big band "Recherche", The Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Lemei, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; and with the "Nieuw Ensemble" in Amsterdam to Lisbon, Paris, Munich, Huddersfield, UK, Amsterdam, Brussels and many other places.
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Guqin (pinyin: Gǔ Qín) is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history of at least 3,500 years. Guqin is also known as Yaoqin, Yuqin and Seven-stringed Qin. The guqin has 13 emblems that mark the rhythm, and is also a ritual and musical instrument. It belongs to the silk in the octave. Guqin has a wide range, deep timbre and long aftertone.
Liuqin (pinyin: Liǔ Qín) is a plucked stringed instrument originated in the Qing Dynasty. The earliest Liuqin has a very simple structure and a very folk-like appearance. Now popular all over the country. It is one of the pear-shaped speakers and stringed instruments that have been circulating among the people since the Tang Dynasty. Its shape, structure and playing method are similar to those of the pipa.
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