Guqin, China's oldest stringed instrument, was historically played alone for one's self-cultivation and spiritual development, often by China's cultural elite, in modern times it is played for small groups, and occassionally in small concert halls. (Guqin is smaller than Guzheng, the bridge like stringed intrument. Despite the similarity in appearance, they are quite different in performance and aesthetic appreciation).
During this special event you will have the opporuntity to experience in very close distance Prof Han guqin music and listen to a few of his adorable young students perform and sing. Afterward, he will give a small talk about the guqin as an instrument, it's important to China's cultural heritage and how to play this amazing instrument.
Prof. Han is an expert guqin performer, who is well-known for his beautiful and uplifting style of playing. He is also a compassionate and talented teacher with a dedicated following of students, both children and adults. During this event Prof. Han will perform some of his most cherished guqin pieces.
Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.
CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private class or workshop and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private activities or events for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.
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