Pro Musicis Foundation presents YU Hongmei US 2002 Erhu Recital


Concert in New York



February 13 (Wednesday), 8pm.


Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall,


154 West 57th Street, New York City.



Concert in Boston



February 16 (Saturday), 8pm.


Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at Longy School of Music


30 Follen St., Cambridge.



Performers: YU Hongmei, erhu, LI Liqun, yangqin, and ZOU Xiang, piano.


1. Selected Traditional Repertoire:

<<Reflection of the Moon in the Erquan Spring>> by HUA Yan-jun ( blind musician A-Bing), 

<<Streams of Sorrow>>, <<Spring of Jiangnan>>, <<A Flower>>, <<Ballad of the northern Henan>>,  

<<Capriccio on a Qinqiang Theme>>, <<Ballad of Lan Huahua>>,

2. Adopted works from Violin Music:

<<Casandas>> composed by Monti, <<Sunshine on Taxkorgan>> composed by CHEN Gang

3. Modern work:

<<Two Parts of A Poem>> (Duet for Erhu & Yangqin) composed by TAN Dun, a winner of an Academy Award of 2000 for his sound track to the Ang Lee film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."


Tickets: $20, & $15(students and seniors)


Where to buy

In New York

Carnegie Hall Box Office (154 West 57th Street, New York City, Tel.: 212-247-7800)

By calling Pro Musicis: 212-787-0993 or e-mail

In Boston

Pickman Concert Hall Box Office (30 Follen Street, Cambridge, Tel: 617-566-5218)

* Having a student ID, you can choice wherever seat you want, but must be hurry before the best seats gone.


About YU Hongmei

YU Hongmei is a teacher and master solo performer of erhu music.  She has been performing on the erhu since the age of eight and has earned international recognition for her mature artistry.  She was selected for the Pro Musicis International Award in 2001, the very first erhu master in the world to achieve this distinction.  Gunther Schuller, chair of the music committee that selected her for the Pro Musicis Award: “YU Hongmei is a compelling artist whose musicality is extraordinary.”


Yu Hongmei has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Chinese National Orchestra in the year 2000 tour of eight major cities in the United States, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the Chinese Music Ensemble. She has performed in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Davis Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Symphony Orchestra Center in Chicago (where her solo was the critic’s choice), Beijing Concert Hall and the Hong Kong Cultural Central Studio Theatre.


Her solo recordings entitled String Glamour (#1) and String Passions (#2) were published by Wind Records in 1997 and won the International Indie Award for Best World Traditional Music. A graduate of the Chinese Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, she is currently the principal erhuist with the Chinese Traditional Music Orchestra in Beijing and frequently performs with the Chinese Virtuosi


This is YU Hongmei’s U. S. début.  Don’t miss it.


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