Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble
The Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble is an ensemble of traditional Chinese musical instruments based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The ensemble performs both in concert and at community events. Their music encompasses both traditional Chinese pieces and modern music by composers from aroun the world.
The Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble was established in 1989. The classically trained musicians perform on traditional Chinese instruments, including erhu, dizi, pipa, yangqin, guzheng, and ruan. In 1994 the band released an album, Nine-Fold Heart, on Ponchee Records. The album contained both traditional Chinese dance music and modern compositions. A second album, Transplanted Purple Bamboo, was released in 2000. Their 2005 album New Frontiers, received local radio play.
In 2007 the ensemble performed at the Mission Folk Music Festival. In 2016 they participated in the downtown concert at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. The ensemble performs regularly at the Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver.
- 1994 - Nine-Fold Heart
- 2000 - Transplanted Purple Bamboo
- 2005 - New Frontiers
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- "“Autumn Flight” celebrates community in historic Chinatown". Vancouver Observer, Jason Hall Nov 20th, 2014
- "East meets West, creates absorbing musical idiom". Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont. Geoff Chapman Apr 17, 1994 Page: B.4
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