China Connection (Violin Duos) | Channel Classics CCSSA80309

China Connection (Violin Duos)


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Label: Channel Classics

Cat No: CCSSA80309

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th June 2009



From my father, Hu Wei Ming, a violinist and professor at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, I learned all the Violin duets by Bela Bartok at a very early age, and came to love them. When I discovered the close relationship between Bartók’s Hungarian folk traditions and the folk traditions of China, I was greatly surprised: the peasant songs of Sichuan’s minority people, the Yi, were very much like Hungarian folk music!’ - Zen Hu

'These early discoveries were of decisive importance in leading me to undertake an unusual musical journey, together with Ning Feng. We hope that with this CD, we can encourage and support the mutual understanding between China and Europe.’ - from liner notes by Zen Hu

Zen Hu and Ning Feng - both born in Chengdu, China - started their early studies at Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Zen Hu, prize winner at the National Chinese Violin Competition, became at a very young age the first Chinese member of Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ning Feng, recently won First Prize as well as two other special prizes at the prestigious 51st Paganini International Violin Competition in Genova.

The works for solo violin are played by Ning Feng.

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