Chinese Traditional Music Band


Our Team—Bamboo Ensemble


竹韵雅乐乐团简介 “Bamboo Ensemble” is a member of ” Orchid new music “. It is a professional and competent Jiang Nan string and pipe ensemble that specializes in performing Chinese traditional ethnic music. It is most active in Queensland Australia, it was also invited to perform in other cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and New Castle etc. All of its members are participants of eminent Arts groups or graduates of music academies of mainland China. The leader of our group is Minnie Sheng . 竹韵雅乐团是一只隶属于“ 蘭· 新概念乐团” , 以专业演奏中国传统和经典民族乐曲为主, 具有专业水平的中国江南丝竹乐团。 它主要活动于布里斯班及周边各个城市, 及墨尔本和悉 尼, 纽卡斯尔等地演出。 该团的成员全部来自中国大陆的专业文艺团体或毕业于音乐学院。 团 长是盛夏。

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Performance Form  演奏形式


Instrumental ensemble based, has a typical and warm Jiangnan string and pipe music style
小合奏, 风格为中国典型的江南丝竹韵味

Concerto
协奏曲

Modern New Music
新民乐组合

Combination of different instruments
不同的乐器组合

Different Instrument’s solo
各种乐器独奏表演


Program 曲目和演出时间


Each song ranges from 3-10 minutes. Therefore we can hold 10 mins to 2 ½ hour performance or concert. The songs are typical and symbolic. We can adjust the combinations of songs according to the different needs. 每首曲目的演出时间三到十分钟不等。 我们可以举办一个十分钟到两个半小时的演奏表扬或者 专场音乐会 。 演奏曲目主要为一些具有代表性的曲目, 根据不同的需求, 我们可以随时做出 不同组合和不同曲目的调整 , 来适应客户的要求。



Instruments You Can Hear From Us


Pipa


The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶; pinyin: pípa, [pʰǐpʰǎ]) is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. Another Chinese four-string plucked lute is the liuqin, which looks like a smaller version of the pipa.



Playist

XiaSheng, Yueshu Liu


ZhongRuan


he zhongruan (Chinese: 中阮; pinyin: zhōngruǎn; literally: “tenor ruan”), is a Chinese plucked string instrument. The zhongruan has a straight neck with 24 frets on the fingerboard and 4 strings. It is usually played with a plectrum (guitar pick). It can also be played with fingers (index finger and thumb with acrylic nails), which is similar to the way of playing the pipa (琵琶). The zhongruan is a tenor-ranged instrument in the family of ruan (阮). In ancient China, the ruan was called Qin pipa (Qin [Dynasty] pipa, 秦琵琶) or Ruan xian (阮咸). Now the ruan has expanded to different sizes and the zhongruan is the “medium” one.

Playist

Yue Xi


Guzheng


The guzheng (Chinese: 古箏), also known as the Chinese zither, is a Chinese plucked string instrument with a more than 2,500-year history. It has 16 (or more) strings and movable bridges. The modern guzheng usually has 21 strings, and is 64 inches (1,600 mm) long. It has a large, resonant cavity made from wutong wood. Other components are often made from other woods for structural or decorative reasons. Guzheng players often wear fingerpicks, made from materials such as ivory, tortoiseshell, resin or hard plastic, on one or both hands.

Playist

Yuehan Zhang, Yun Yang, Ren Yu


Erhu


The erhu (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú; [ɑɻ˥˩xu˧˥]) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a Southern Fiddle, and sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc. and makes a calm sound.

Playist

Lansheng Zhang, Yabin Huang


Yangqin


The trapezoidal yangqin (simplified Chinese: 扬琴; traditional Chinese: 揚琴; pinyin: yángqín) is a Chinese hammered dulcimer, originally from Persia (modern-day Iran). It used to be written with the characters 洋琴 (lit. “foreign zither”), but over time the first character changed to 揚 (also pronounced “yáng”), which means “acclaimed”. It is also spelled yang quin or yang ch’in. 

The yangqin was traditionally fitted with bronze strings (though older Chinese stringed instruments used silk strings, resulting in their, and the yangqin’s, categorisation as a silk, or “si” instrument), which gave the instrument a soft timbre. 

Playist

Yang Wu


Dizi


The dizi (Chinese: 笛子; pinyin: dízi, pronounced [tǐt͡sɨ]), is a Chinese transverse flute. It is also sometimes known as the di (笛) or héngdi (橫笛), and has varieties including the qǔdi (曲笛) and bāngdi (梆笛). These names are likely to have multiple spellings, too, depending on the transliteration used to convert from Chinese names. Nonetheless, dizi seems to be the most common name (and written form) used in the West. The dizi is a major Chinese musical instrument, and is widely used in many genres of Chinese folk music, as well as Chinese opera, and the modern Chinese orchestra. Traditionally, the dizi has also been popular among the Chinese common people, and it is simple to make and easy to carry.

Playist

Ruke Li, Luzhi ZhangZiwei Wang


Cello


The cello (/ˈtʃɛloʊ/ CHEL-oh; plural cellos or celli) or violoncello (/ˌvaɪələnˈtʃɛloʊ/ VY-ə-lən-CHEL-oh;[1] Italian pronunciation: [vjolonˈtʃɛllo]) is a bowed, and sometimes plucked, string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C2, G2, D3 and A3, an octave lower than the viola. It is the bass member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola and the double bass. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some types of rock bands. It is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest and having the lowest (deepest) pitch.

Playist

XiaoLei Liu


Percussion


A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument. The percussion family is believed to include the oldest musical instruments, following the human voice.

Playist

Tianyu Sheng