Panting in Yangzhou

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.

Photos from this event can be seen here. Watch video on


3 Girls’ Band at the TVB studio

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):


Debut of the 3 Girls’ Band

After years of preparations, Lunlun Zou debuted with her Chinese music ensemble 3 Girls’ Bandat a private concert in Hong Kong.

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 …


Lunlun Zou Guzheng Studio’s new office warming party, fittingly titled The Grand Opening Celebration, took place this past Saturday, 20 February.

Lunlun Zou Guzheng Studio was formally established by Lunlun Zou in November 2006 as an art school with focus on tuition of Chinese musical instruments. It also boasts a showroom and a store with selection of high-end musical instruments and accessories, including those by boutique luthier Master Xu Zhen Gao and Lunlun Zou.

Although the studio has been in operation for several weeks, feng shui masters advised that 20 February be chosen, the most auspicious day to assure success and prosperity to the business.

Lunlun Zou’s students, friends, business associates and well-wishers have sent in numerous bouquets, making the new office in the “fragrant harbor” ambrosial and festive. French wines, champagne and snacks were served while Lunlun Zou’s students performed to everyone’s delight.

A customer came with cash in her hand and bought one of Master Xu’s guzheng instruments on the spot. According to Chinese superstition, this was a sign of an imminent windfall ahead.


Year 2007 Calendar

Lunlun Zou has produced a year 2007 calendar to promote the guzheng instrument and bring it closer to the western culture.

This beautiful calendar features guzheng artist Lunlun Zou playing a guzheng in Vienna’s Burggarten, in front of Mozart’s monument. The calendar is printed in full color on a size A1 (59.4 cm X 84.1 cm, or 23.4″ X 33.1″) sheet of heavy glossy paper. Hong Kong and US holidays are clearly indicated.


The Guzheng Club’s final performance for 2006 was held at Mr. Li’s House of Music in Aberdeen this past Sunday evening.

In addition to a wide array of freshly barbecued foods (pigeons, calamari steaks, beef and pork steaks, sausages) and year-end fellowship, emcee Carmen Bee gathered the audience of varying ages to enjoy a diverse set of acoustic musical performances following the meal. Ranging from traditional guzheng pieces performed by Master Lunlun Zou and her top students, to classically based original guitar pieces performed by Thomas Schmidt, both children and adults enjoyed an evening of musical wizardry, including an impressive performance by the host, Mr. Li. Guitarist Schmidt praised the abilities of Lunlun’s guzheng students during his performance, and added, “The parents of all of these guzheng students should also be congratulated … for giving their children the gift of music at such an early age.”

Special guests included Mr. Wong, the owner of the large Hong Kong music store chain Greenery Music, who astounded audience with his skill on erhu and dizi, and Ms. Wu Nan, who showed her mastery playing guqin and guzheng.

The grand prize winner of the lucky draw was Ms. Ku who walked away with a brand new DVD player. Others have won digital tuners, music CDs and Lunlun Zou’s guzheng picks.

This gathering was the largest ever with number of attendees at 65.


Lunlun Zou and friends had organized another party of the Guzheng Club in Aberdeen.

Although the word “barbecue” was used to name the event, seasonally rainy weather forced the organizers to opt for a wide selection of buffet delicacies instead.

Besides the usual performances by master Lunlun Zou and her guzheng students, everyone enjoyed special appearances by band Jetopa, Hong Kong singer Carmen Wong and drummer Henry Li who flew in from Boston.

Lunlun Zou gave an educational mini-seminar on how to perform on stage, children and adults enjoyed themselves singing.