Traditional Chinese Instruments Cleveland Asian Festival May 21, 2023
The annual Cleveland Asian Festival was held on May 20 and 21, 2023 and attracted about 45,000 attendees. Isabel Lawrence, a reporter and anchor for WKYC TV, welcomed the crowd and introduced Rosa Lee who is a world renowned master of the guzheng.
Rosa introduced one of her students, who is only 7 years old, to play a piece on the 21 string instrument, the guzheng (Chinese zither).
7 year old guzheng student
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Rosa Lee introduced YanPing Ye who plays the Pipa, a 4 string lute.
Rosa Lee introduced YanPing Ye
Then she was joined by dizi (Chinese transverse flute) player Kecheng Liu and two erhu (2 strings) players Yu Chengguang and Janice Liu for a Chinese song about a mother rocking her baby to sleep.
Janice Liu, Yu Chengguang, Kecheng Liu, Rosa Lee and YanPing Ye
In this song called Jasmine Flower, the Chinese Erhu and Dizi are featured.
Yu Chengguang and Kecheng Liu
Here is another traditional performance by the group.
This is their 8 movement grand finale.
Janice Liu, Yu Chengguang and Kecheng Liu
Rosa Lee on Guzheng
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