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Thursday 25th June 2015, door 7.00pm

Cheng Yu

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Part of Club Inégales and the Institute of Composing’s summer series Original Voices


Cheng Yu is an internationally renowned pipa and guqin virtuoso.  Born to an artistic family in Beijing, she grew up in the Gobi desert in Gansu, Northwest China where her family had been exiled during the “Cultural Revolution”. She has been based in London for many years and has performed over 600 concerts and toured world-wide.

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Cheng Yu will be joined by Mengmeng Wu (guzheng) and  Wang Xiao (erhu) plus a special appearance distinguished Chinese writer and advocate Xinran, author of the best selling China Witness – Voices From a Silent Generation and The Good Women of China : Hidden VoicesShe, together with Miao Ye will read from her new book, Buy me the Sky, about the one-child generation, accompanied with new pieces from the combined musicians – and no doubt, leading to some open-hearted improvisation. We hope, as the Chinese proverb says, indulge_white – ‘indulge in pleasure and forget home and duty’.

Food from 7pm, performances from 8pm.
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