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Music Chat with Guqin Master Dai Xiaolian

Feb 10, 2020

Dai Xiaolian, one of China’s master guqin players, comes to China Institute to perform and share the fascinating history and culture of the Guqin, also known as the Qin Zither, on February 7, 2020. For over two thousand years, Guqin symbolized the sophisticated, philosophical, and intellectual life celebrated in traditional Chinese culture. The instrument is […]

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Chat on Chinese Music – On the World Stage

Dec 17, 2019

Enjoy the full event video from our recent Chat on Chinese Music – On the World Stage on December 14, in partnership with U.S.-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Attendees were treated to six individual musical performances on pipa and ruan after an in-depth conversation on the influence of Chinese music […]

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Sounds from the Mongolian Steppe at China Institute

Sep 26, 2019

On September 25, China Institute hosted the band SULD, hailing from Inner Mongolia, who treated our audience to Mongolian traditional music, its unique techniques and instruments including Khoomei (often referred to as “throat singing”) and Morin Khuur (the “horse-head fiddle”). Below, we present photos and the full event video from the talk and performance. We […]

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