Travelling across the “Silk Road”, one of China’s most exceptional Guzheng virtuoso Chang Jing is coming to Athens, to hold a performance along with the talended Xiao (Chinese flute) musician Zhang Di.
Guzheng, commonly referred as the Chinese zither, is an ancient stringed instrument, which origins from three thousand years ago. Chang Jing performed during the Opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, while she also performed with Yannis Chryssomallis at the 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala . Her enchanting performance which combines singing and reciting classic Chinese poetry has also made her a royal teacher of the Princess of Thailand.
Known as “The Zheng Beauty”, Chang Jing is famous worldwide for her performance style, which surpasses the boundaries of tradition and modern, east and west, creates a unique feeling of a mixture of contemporary and ancient. She is also the first Guzheng performer that combines vocals and performance.
In the concert “The Sound of Silk”, Chang Jing and Zhang Di will lead the audience to a world of sound through their own creative composition and improvisation. Furthermore, ancient Greek Lyre band “Lyre ‘n’ Rhapsody” will be invited to improvise together with the Chinese musicians. This music exchanged project will be filmed by Meet Culture and broadcasted in China.
Chang Jing and Zhang Di will also perform at the Boutari Winery in Santorini, on October 31st.
This Athens concert is hosted by Meet Culture and Trianon (http://www.trianon.gr/). Meet Culture is an international, cultural company based in Athens aiming to promote the cultural exchange between Greece and China.
Monday 26 Oct 20:00
Location: Trianon Theater (21, Kodrigktonos and Patision st.)
Ticket Sale: ww.viva.gr
Price: 15 €, students: 12 €, the first 30 tickets at 10€!
Saturday 31 Oct 20:00
Location: Boutari Winery Santorini (Megalochori).
Ticket Presale please call: 22860 81011
Price: 15 €