The American Alliance for World Music and Arts (AAWMA) and the Princeton University Chinese Music Ensemble (ChiME) are excited to host the 3rd Princeton International Chinese Music Festival, which will take place at the Princeton University of NJ and Carnegie Hall in New York City from February 2–5, 2018. It is a 3-day concerts, lecture, demonstration, competition program.
The Festival will feature music professionals from China, as well as the young talents from the Chinese Music Competition award winners. All concerts, lectures, workshops, and competition programs will take place in Princeton University, with the exception of the closing concert, which will be taking place in Carnegie Hall, New York.
A vital part of this festival is a cross-cultural musical exchange with expert musicians from China. In memory of guzheng master, educator Qiu Dacheng, the lifetime mentor and teacher of Yang Yi, the founder and artistic director of the festival, the finale concert will present some of master Qiu’s well known music works, such as guzheng and pipa duet “Spring River in the Moonlight”. This concert will feature professional soloist and ensembles led by guzheng virtuosos and educators from China and US.. For example, the guzheng ensemble led by professor Qiu Ji from China Conservatory of Music, professor Xu Bing from Fujian Normal University, Dr. Feng Xiaojing from Beijing Normal University, as well as Yang Yi.
The Chinese Instrument Competition showcased the talents and creativity of both amateur and professional musicians who perform and compose music using Chinese styles and instruments in the most creative and professional ways possible. The Festival is further committed to efforts that contribute to the diversity and growth of cultural life in New Jersey, New York and surrounding areas.