Chinese harpist at gallery
ONE of the world's oldest instruments will be featured in a recital by an awardwinning Chinese harpist at the Tweed River Art Gallery later this month.
Jingjing Lu, a final-year music student at the Queensland Conservatorium, will be accompanied by young New Zealand pianist Ann Chang in the recital at the gallery on Saturday, November 20, at 7pm.
The recital, called High Mountain, Flowing Water, is presented by the Tyalgum Festival Committee and the Tweed River Committee.
The Chinese harp made its debut appearance at last year's Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music when Ms Lu, who started playing the instrument in China at the age of six, played in the Young Virtuosi concert.
By popular demand, Ms Lu, who teaches Chinese harp to several Brisbane students, again performed at the festival this year.
A free workshop on the Chinese harp and flute for young music students will be conducted by Ms Lu at the City of the Arts Space in Murwillumbah from noon to 3pm on the same day of the concert.
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