Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Erhu

 Lei Qiang
There are few things more hauntingly beautiful than the sound of the Erhu, played by a master. As I write I am listening to the sounds of Lei Qiang; the mournful strings reaching a place in one's being that is seldom touched.

According to his online biographies he was born in 1960 in Shaanxi province in the People's Republic of China, and began to play the instrument in 1975.

In 1993 he migrated to Canada and is currently associated with Cirque de Soleil and performing with their show in Las Vegas.
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