Cheng Yu & An-Ting Chang

Wednesday 30th May | 7:30PM | From £15

This event took place at 7:30PM on 30th May 2018.
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Cheng Yu & An-Ting Chang

GUQIN & PIANO EVENING

A unique fusion of tea, whisky, Chinese and European music

Experience a unique and mesmerising one-off evening blending music from China and Europe with a tasting of some of China’s finest teas and award winning whisky from Taiwan. Taste a selection of remarkable teas and whiskies paired with each piece of music, performed by world class musicians. Hosted in the glamorous Cabaret Theatre of the Hippodrome Casino in Chinatown, the performance is set to be a feast for all the senses.

Cheng Yu is one of the world’s foremost players of the guqin and pipa, traditional Chinese stringed instruments. Together Cheng Yu and concert pianist An-Ting Chang will weave their performances into an inspiring whole, responding to the forms inherent in each tradition. Teas and whiskies to enjoy during each piece will be selected and provided by JING Tea and Taiwan’s foremost distillery, Kavalan.

The programme includes:

Debussy: Preludes

神人暢: Joy of God and Man

Ravel: Les Jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este

流水: Flowing Water

Liszt: Pavane pour une infante défunte

平沙落雁: Wild Geese Descending on the Sandbank

琴鐘對鳴: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Piano, Guqin duo by Chang and Cheng

"It's a great privilege to work with Cheng Yu and her  Silk String Quartet... absolutely amazing musicians..." - Lang Lang BBC interview at LSO

‘An-Ting Chang seems to be endlessly creative.’ – Luch Càise-Dearg, Classical Journey Phonic

 

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