Guqin, formerly known as Qin, was renamed Guqin in order to distinguish it from the piano in the 1920s. It is a Chinese stringed instrument with a history of more than 3,000 years. The guqin has a wide range of timbre, deep timbre, and long reverberation. Since ancient times, “qin” is its specific reference. At the beginning, it was made up of five strings, and the seven emblems of the Han dynasty were custom-made, and there were 13 emblems that marked the melody. They were also ritual instruments and musical instruments. Qin is the most lofty musical instrument in the status of traditional Chinese culture, with the view that “there is no reason not to withdraw the instrument” and “Zuoqin Youshu”. Ranked among the heads of the four-art “piano chess and painting”, the literati regard it as an elegant representative, and is also an accompaniment instrument for literati chanting. Since ancient times, it has been a must-have for many literati and a compulsory subject.
About the Lecturer:
Master Guo Huaijin is a famous Quqin maker and master. He is a VP of the Beijing Guqin Research Association, chairman of the Beijing Guoyunlou Media Corp Ltd., and Co-founder of the Beijing Buwenfang Guqin Art Center. He has also been an Entrepreneurship Tutor in the Fine Arts Faculty of Chengdu University. In 1988 he graduated from the Shanhai Conservatory of Music, under the guidance of Zhu Xincheng, Li Yi, and Xia Feiyun. He has also studied guqin manufacturing and playing under the illustrious Master Lin Youren. He has profound understanding of guqin music, guqin aesthetic philosophy and the traditional guqin adept’s feelings about living in society.
Location: 265 W. 37th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Time: May 30, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Please RSVP by May 28, 2018