Chinese erhu virtuoso Xu Ke – dubbed the ‘Paganini of the erhu world’ – who has revolutionised the playing of the Chinese string instrument by adopting techniques used in Western classical music, will perform in Hong Kong with the Tokyo String Quintet on December 14.

How Xu Ke – China’s revolutionary ‘Paganini of erhu’ – reimagined East-meets-West classical music

  • Virtuoso, who transformed instrument’s repertoire, will perform at Hong Kong’s winter concerts blending international musical styles and techniques
  • Russia group Izumrud’s mix of folk and pop, Ensemble SU, fusing Korean and Western instruments, and Hong Kong a cappella group, Boonfaysau, also feature
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Chinese erhu virtuoso Xu Ke – dubbed the ‘Paganini of the erhu world’ – who has revolutionised the playing of the Chinese string instrument by adopting techniques used in Western classical music, will perform in Hong Kong with the Tokyo String Quintet on December 14.
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