Confucius Institute Image Gallery 2013
The Confucius Institute and Sydney Ideas hosted a pubic talk ‘In Conversation with Wu Man’ on 29 Oct at the University of Sydney, the audience enjoyed learning more about her musical journey and cultural influences. Wu Man is currently in Sydney for a series of concerts with Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. Her world premier of the new pipa concerto by Chinese composer Zhao Jiping was a resounding success, the audience loved W u Man’s performance and on popular demand she was called back on stage for an encore.
On 29 October, the Confucius Institute and Sydney Ideas will co-host ‘In conversation with Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man’ at the University of Sydney. Named '2012 Musician of the Year' by Musical America, Wu Man is recognized as the world's premier Pipa virtuoso and a leading ambassador of Chinese music. A Grammy Award-nominated artist, Wu Man's passion for music and multi-cultural collaborations has established her as an expert in the history and preservation of Chinese musical traditions.
250 music lovers attended the Sydney concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on July 28, 2013. On stage, Gu Qin maestro, Jin Wei was supported by Chen Yutao who played the Chinese flute and Singer Julia Li.
On 27 February, Dr. Richard Wu was invited by the Institute to present a public lecture on the heritage of the Chinese Wen Ren (Cultured Men) who over the last two thousand years have evolved a unique code of virtue, artistic principles, and led China's political cultural and social developments. More than 70 audiences attended the lecture.
On 24 February, the Institute presented a public lecture on Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Well Being. Dr Lydia Zhou introduced the ancient philosophy and principles of Chinese acupuncture. Dr Zhou also gave an acupuncture demonstration. Around 70 audience attended the lecture. This program is part of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival.
On 19 February 2013, The Confucius Institute hosted a media conference for the Academy Award-Winning composer Tan Dun with local Chinese media. 8 media including Sing Tao Daily, Australian Chinese Daily, ABC Mandarin Program, SBS Chinese program, Xinhua News Agency and Sydneytoday.com.au attend Tan Dun media conference. Tan Dun will conduct two Martial Arts Trilogy concerts with Sydney Symphony at Sydney Opera House on 22 and 23 February.