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Amely Zhou’s Inaugural Erhu Concert | October 5th, 2014

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A Journey into the Love of Erhu
Amely Zhou’s Inaugural Erhu Concert – October 5th, 2014

Amely Zhou, a young and emerging Toronto musician, is launching her music career with a solo erhu concert at York University on October 5th, 2014.

The concert will feature both traditional and contemporary erhu pieces, including:
– “Three variations on the Yang Pass” (阳关三叠);
– “The birds’ return to the forest” (鸟投林);
– “Dance of the Amis Tribe” (阿美族舞曲); as well as
– new compositions by Taiwanese composer Yunsong Gao and Canadian composer Matthew Van Driel.

A variety of ensemble formats will be showcased, including the Cantonese quintet (五架头) and orchestral accompaniment by the Toronto Chinese Orchestra.

Join us for a memorable journey into the love of erhu. Support your local artist. Enjoy the exchange of cultures and music.

Ticket Prices
Main Floor: $23
Balcony: $15

Click here to purchase tickets online!

About Amely Zhou

Amely Zhou is an er hu teacher at the downtown Toronto school of Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute.  She is a young Canadian musician trained in both Eastern and Western traditions. She began her music studies at an early age at the Shenzhen Arts School. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the school’s most outstanding music students. In 2007, after her immigration to Canada, she joined the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, where she is currently the orchestra’s bow-string section assistant principal. She regularly performs with the orchestra, helping to promote Chinese orchestral music in Canada. In 2010, she co-founded the Chinese-Western fusion instrumental band “Spire.” Utilizing both Eastern and Western musical elements, she arranges music for the band and performs with the band on a regular basis. In 2010, Amely achieved a First Award at the Kiwanis Music Festival for her erhu solo performance. Amely also won the 2013 York University Concerto Competition, and performed with the York University Symphony Orchestra as an erhu soloist.

Click here to visit her personal website