Talented young Singapore erhu musicians Wong Qin Kai and Shunta Goh join hands to present their interpretations of signature erhu works by renowned composer Liu Wenjin, including The Sanmen Gorge Capriccio, Charms of Autumn and The Great Wall Capriccio.
Written between 1959 to as recent as 2006, these masterful erhu works redefined the possibilities of the erhu and expanded the instrumental repertoire following the creation of 10 solo erhu works by the late Chinese music virtuoso Liu Tianhua. With a deep understanding of both Chinese traditional music and Western composition techniques, Liu Wenjin composed his erhu works drawing inspirations from Chinese musical aesthetics and social developments during his time. Standing the test of time, Liu’s erhu music is widely practised and performed by erhu musicians around the world.
About Wong Qin Kai and Shunta Goh
Wong Qin Kai and Shunta Goh are both graduates from Nanyang Academy of Music and co-founders of award-winning huqin ensemble StringWerkz. Under the tutelage of renowned erhu master Zhang Yu Ming, they have won the first prize in the Erhu Open category at the National Chinese Music Competition in 2008 and 2010. Besides performing actively in Singapore, they have also performed in Taiwan, Russia and the US.