10-year old Lin Yayi performs on TVB programme “New Culture Zoom”, aired on 7 July 2012, (Saturday, 9:10am). The song is “The Drums of the Harvest”. Since age 6, Yayi has been learning guzheng from her guzheng teacher Lunlun Zou and won many competitions throughout Hong Kong.
“National Melody Concert” will be held on Thursday, 20 October 2011 at 8:00 PM in Sheung Wan Civic Centre (Sheung Wan, Hong Kong).
Lunlun Zou and Dr Huang Weida will be performing on guzheng and erhu “Fishermen’s Joyous Return”. Lunlun Zou and her guzheng trio “Phoenix” (Feng Huang) will perform a classical piece “Butterfly Lovers” and other popular compositions. This concert will also feature Lunlun Zou’s talented 9-year old student Lin Yayi, first prize laureate of Hong Kong School’s Music Festival. Lin Yayi will perform Tibetan melody “Spring’s Return to Snow-capped Peaks”. Other outstanding musicians will also participate.
Thursday, 20 October 2011, 8:00 PM, at Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong; tickets are HK$200 (students half price) and can be purchased from Lunlun Zou.
Photos from this event can be seen here.
America’s beloved chef Martin Yan and renowned guzheng Master Lunlun Zou have teamed up to host a fund-raising event in Shenzhen’s Window of the World theme park to benefit the victims of the recent Sichuan earthquake.
Master chef Martin Yan is a household name in the United States and Canada, where he became famous for his cooking show Yan Can Cook.
The event, sponsored by the Lee Kum Kee company, the world-famous maker of Chinese spices and cooking sauces, included Martin Yan’s brilliantly entertaining cooking show and awe-inspiring musical performance by guzheng Master Lunlun Zou. Overall, the show was a delight for the stomach, eyes and ears!
Among honorable guests was Mr. Li Wenda, president of the Lee Kum Kee company.
All proceeds raised during the event, including those made from sales of Lunlun Zou’s music CD’s, were donated to the victims of the recent Sichuan earthquake.
Lunlun Zou has released a new guzheng music video with Panting as the star performer. The video was filmed in April 2005 in beautiful Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, China.
Watch this video! Panting plays The Yi Festival Dancein a video titled Spring Comes to Yangzhou.
A new Guinness World Record has been set on 8 August in Huludao, when 2,348 guzheng enthusiasts from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore struck strings in unison, each using their own guzheng.
Hong Kong guzheng students and musicians too have taken part in this record-breaking activity under the leadership of guzheng artist Lunlun Zou.
On June 3 Lunlun Zou and her 3 Girls’ Band attended shooting of the popular TV show Culture Plaza at the studios of channel TVB in Tseng Kwan O, Hong Kong. They recorded the 3 Girls’ Band playing 2 songs (Zhan Tai Feng and Wan Shui Qian Shan Zong Shi Qing), after which the girls answered curious questions of the host Albert Cheung.
Members of the 3 Girls’ Band are Lunlun Zou (guzheng), Cheng Yu Ting (erhu) and Zhang Ying (pipa). The band continues in the tradition of Lunlun’s earlier band, Three Sisters, performing Chinese traditional classics as well as contemporary compositions with sparkle and spunk.
The show has aired on 17 June 2007, at 8:30 AM on the channel TVB Jade. Please watch the full length interview and musical performance (Zhan Tai Feng and Wan Shui Qian Shan Zong Shi Qing):
Some of you may already know that during her stay in Sydney, Australia, Lunlun has been part of a band 3 Sisters, which was made up of Lunlun Zou (guzheng), Lulu Liu (pipa) and Ying Ying Liu (erhu). The trio often performed at events in Sydney, including the stage of the Sydney opera house.
Like the phoenix rose from ashes, so did the Three Sisters, this time under the name 3 Girls’ Band.
The name of the new ensemble in Chinese language is literally “3 Phoenixes”, although this translation has not been chosen in favor of the simpler and more memorable 3 Girls’ Band. The ensemble is directed by Lunlun Zou and plans to perform at events in Hong Kong and China.
Enjoy watching an abbreviated video recording from this concert:
The large part of the world which follows the lunar calendar has recently celebrated the arrival of the New Year.
The people of Hong Kong were thrilled to take some rest after 12 months of exhausting work. To their delight, Lunlun Zou and her student Panting have made this most special occasion festive as demanded by traditions. During several evenings they performed splendidly for the Hong Kong audience with a selection of Chinese festival music using the guzheng instrument.
As the Chinese literally say, “happy pig year!” and to the rest of you “happy year of the pig!”
I want to extend my warmest thanks to all my friends and fans who sent me cards during the past holiday season. Among them were many which made me feel that my efforts resonate and are making a difference in your lives. I chose to quote this one, sent to me from Moscow, Russia:
I just want to say thank you … Studying in a foreign country makes me miss playing guzheng a lot. Thank you for giving me the urge of playing my instrument. I will always keep playing guzheng for the rest of my life. I feel that it is part of my soul. Thank you very much again … May the passion of music and love for guzheng live forever in everyone …