world music, jazz, popular music

The Grand Chinese New Year Concert

one interval
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Returning to Europe's top concert stages for the 2024 Chinese Lunar New Year as a joint production with the Chinese National Traditional Orchestra will be Wu Promotion's signature project ‘The Grand Chinese New Year Concert', here to ring in and celebrate the Year of the Dragon 2024 with traditional Chinese music. One of the stops for this massive production's three-week European tour is Müpa Budapest, where we will get to hear the sounds of China's most ancient musical instruments: the pipa, the erhu, the bamboo flute and the guqin, as we witness the innovative fusion of traditional Chinese music with Western sounds.

At this concert ringing in 2024's Year of the Dragon - which presents music related to the most important Chinese holidays - we will also get to learn about truly ancient instruments like the pipa, a type of lute and one of the very oldest Chinese folk instruments. Another exciting ‘character' making an appearance this evening is the erhu, a two-stringed Chinese violin of medieval origin, which, of course, is completely different from the violin we know in terms of both its appearance and use. Both musical instruments continue to play an important role in Chinese ritual and court music, and now we can hear them, along with many others, on stage at Müpa Budapest.”

Presented by: Müpa Budapest


  • Liu Sha
  • pipa (Chinese plucked instrument)
    Zhao Cong
  • erhu (Chinese violin)
    Duan Chao, Tang Feng
  • bamboo flute
    Ding Xiaokui
  • guqin (Chinese zither)
    Yang Zhijan
  • China National Traditional Orchestra

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