Opening Event for Music Confucius Institute

Thursday May 2, 2013 The Royal Danish Academy of Music will host an event marking the opening of the world’s first Music Confucius Institute and Edition·S – music¬sound¬art is on the programme.

From April 30 through May 4, 2013 The Royal Danish Academy of Music will host a delegation of Chinese musicians in connection with the opening concert of the Music Confucius Institute – a meeting between Danish and Chinese music and culture.

During their stay a series of lectures will be held where each musician will give a lecture on their respective instrument, its history and application. Furthermore, the president of Central Conservatory of Music, Wang Cizhao, will give a lecture on Traditional Chinese Music and its Contemporary Development.

The concert programme for the event on May 2 will consist of Chinese and Western musical performances influenced by traditional and contemporary tendencies on the global musical scene. Amongst those are Edition·S composer Lars Kynde and his work Nellikedufte (2007). The musical pieces will be performed by some of the leading musicians, teachers and students from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

The concert will feature
Liu Yuening, Chinese Dulcimer – Yangqin

Yu Hongmei, Chinese Violin – Erhu

Zhang Hong Yan, Chinese Lute – Pipa

Dai Ya, Bamboo Flute – Dizi

Zhou Wang, 21-string Zither – Zheng

Jia Jia Qiao, Chinese Percussion

Zhao Xiao Xia, Chinese Zither – Guqin
Qin Wenchen, Composer
Honorary Professor Michala Petri, recorder

Copenhagen Piano Quartet

Joint Chamber Music Ensemble RDAM/CCOM

Professor Gert Mortensen, percussion

In addition to the concert at RDAM on May 2, a public concert will be held at Frederiksborg Slot on May 4 with Chinese music exclusively. For more information see