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Wonderful combination of guzheng, erhu and violin 2014-10-14

 

The picture shows Zhang Ying (middle), Liang Lili (first right), and Shen Yuan (first from left) playing at the Provincial Music Festival. Pure and sweet zither and twirling, deep erhu often combined in folk music performances, interpretation of a beautiful Chinese classical music, elegant style, if accompanied by an elegant, wonderful violin? Perhaps many people have not experienced the style of this Chinese-Western instrument "mix and match" performance. In the Ningbo music industry, there is such a novel combination of "Zheng, Hu, Qin" into a family, and there is also a new name, called "Yueyue Recital Group." This music team is composed of famous zither player Zhang Ying, Erhu player Liang Lili, violinist Shen Yuan and young composer Wang Feng. In the final of the 9th Provincial Music and Dance Festival held on the evening of September 2nd, they conquered the audience with an original trio of "The Surge" with unique style and pure sound, and skillful and exquisite performance techniques. They also conquered the experts. The judges won the first prize of instrumental music (the ensemble) and the outstanding new work award with the highest score in the whole game. The composer Wang Feng won the excellent composition prize. "We are a team, so the honor belongs to everyone." In the interview, Zhang Ying and Liang Lili specifically emphasized this to reporters. The four members of this music team graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Xi'an Conservatory of Music and other famous domestic music colleges. They have received good music professional education and achieved outstanding achievements in their respective fields of expertise, repeatedly in China. In the various competitions, the Grand Prize was won, and many times accompanied the group to perform and exchange abroad, showing extraordinary musical talent. Zhang Ying, Liang Lili and Wang Feng are all employees of Ningbo Performing Arts Group, and spontaneously formed a small group similar to the music salon. Zhang Ying’s guzheng and Liang Lili’s erhu have been “matched” for more than 10 years, and their cooperation with many years has made them like a sister. According to Zhang Ying, the violin of Shen was far away after returning from studying in the UK in 2008. Several of them had a sudden thought during a party chat: Why not let her violin join their folk music combination? Although the combination of guzheng, erhu and violin "mix and match" has no precedent in the music industry in the province, even if it is rarely heard in China, but the pursuit of art is breaking through innovation, why not try to break the rules and regulations? In 2010, four musicians from the glory of the world finally formed a trio called “Tianyishengshui”. Because the guzheng, erhu, and violin trio combinations are extremely rare, the works for learning and playing are hard to find, so the three performers hardly forced Wang Feng to tailor them for them. In 2011, in the special performance of the Mid-Autumn Festival folk music held at the Shaw Theatre, this combination debuted on the stage, playing the work "Yuehu v.". The beautiful and beautiful Guzheng sounds, accompanied by the melody of the erhu music, and the beautiful and pleasant violin sound, exquisitely and expressively interpreted the Jiangnan artistic conception with poetic and artistic style, and received warm acclaim from the audience and experts. Since then, this music combination has attracted the attention of peers and experts in the province and the country. Famous music educator, erhu performer Sun Yuxi and famous music and drama theorist Zhu Wei always expressed great affirmation for their innovative combination, and they appreciated the interpretation of this Chinese-Western style. In 2012, due to the influence of several members of the team on marriage, child progression, family illness, etc., the ensemble team fell into a semi-pause state until the end of last year, after receiving the notice of the 2014 Provincial Music Festival, the music in their hearts. The dream is once again ignited. Naturally, they thought of the famous work - "Lake Lake v.". Sure enough, in more than 550 (group) entries, "Yuehu v." once again stood out and successfully passed the preliminary and rematch. At this time, they realized that "Yuehu v." is very beautiful and very good, but the "difficulty factor" of performance is not too high. It is a bit difficult to get a high score in the final. So, they thought of creating another new work to sprint the grand prize. It’s already in July, and it’s been less than two months since the final on September 2. To this end, the three performers rushed Wang Feng to hand in the music draft almost every day. Because there is no similar song for reference, Wang Feng thinks hard and thinks for a moment. Zhang Ying suggested that he draw on the works of Ye Xiaogang, the famous composer of China and the vice president of the Central Conservatory of Music. Wang Feng watched CCTV's interview program about Ye Xiaogang. In the program, Ye Xiaogang suddenly touched him: "Good music works don't need big winds and waves, sometimes the surface is calm like a pool of water, but underneath is a dark current. ."Correct! surge! Wang Feng suddenly inspires suddenly, finds the theme and tone of the song at once, then spends three days to set the first draft, and then continually modify and polish according to the playing characteristics of the three different instruments. When the work was basically finalized into the running-in period, the summer of July has quietly passed away. In order to commemorate this July, which has special significance for them, they deliberately renamed the ensemble "Yueyue Recital Group". After more than a month of full sprint, "Survey" finally made its debut in the final of the Provincial Music Festival on September 2. Under the interpretation of Zhang Ying, Liang Lili and Shen Yuan, the two national instruments of Guzheng and Erhu are perfectly integrated with the Western musical instrument violin, which makes the "surge" gradually better, showing the undercurrent, the wind blowing clouds. The mood of the rushing and undulating changes, the whole song is swaying and the rhythm is rich. There are both the tranquility of the clouds and the climax of the waves rolling. The ears are listening, and the viewer seems to have the kind of breeze blowing in the eyes. The bamboo leaves are swaying and noisy. scene. A song is finished, and the remaining sound is around the beam. The performance of the three performers dumped the audience and impressed the judges. In the end, the first prize of the instrumental ensemble was won by the first place with the undisputed total score. Weng, the chairman of the Zhejiang Musicians Association, praised the performance of Surging and three guzheng, erhu and violinists, and recorded them on the spot to prepare them for archival work. At the Provincial Music and Dance Festival Awarding Ceremony held on the evening of September 11, Jin Xingsheng, Director of the Provincial Department of Culture, specially named and praised "Survey" as a rare instrumental music in recent years. At that moment, they felt that all the previous efforts had paid off, and once again they felt the beautiful dreams that music brought to them...