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Whether it is fast and furious string band music, the sultry beauty of Imperial Court classics, or cutting-edge contemporary creations, Red Chamber's fiery passion embodies every note.

Four world-renowned performers with a repertoire spanning the sultry beauty of ancient Tang Court music to cutting-edge contemporary compositions, and from furious Balkan to blazing Bluegrass, Red Chamber's sizzling fervor embodies every note. Cross-cultural fusion doesn't get any better as Red Chamber sets the stage on fire with passion, power, and sheer energy! Red Chamber's balanced mix of stunning virtuosity, elegance, humor, accessibility, and sophistication has made them a hit on concert stages from Amsterdam to Manila.

Red Chamber takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese "Plucked String" repertoire that is seldom, if ever, heard in the West. Featuring only plucked strings, Red Chamber creates a unique sound while performing a repertoire that spans centuries, including transcriptions from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to modern compositions. Red Chamber is exploring other genres of plucked string music like Bluegrass, jazz, and a host of other folk traditions. Red Chamber straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string band music seldom heard in the West, bluegrass, or jazz fusion. These virtuosic performers set the stage on fire with hot licks, power, and passion! An exciting ensemble of masterful musicians bringing a new sound on ancient instruments to the concert stage.

The quartet is led by Mei Han, celebrated for making the Chinese zither whisper and growl, and heralded as the “Zheng Master” (Montreal Gazette). She is joined by Guilian Liu, internationally recognized as one of the world's premiere pipa (Chinese lute) players, Zhimin Yu, composer and a powerhouse on the ruan (bass lute), and Geling Jiang, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

This outstanding ensemble of seasoned international performers is constantly stretching the boundaries of traditional Chinese instruments, bringing them to the world stage to perform music at its finest. With dazzling technique, alluring presentations, and exceptional musical experiences that heed no limits, Red Chamber's concerts are absolutely not to be missed!

The press has commented that with Red Chamber “Chinese music has never been so exciting and scintillating, with passion, power, and sheer energy” (Moors Magazine, Holland), and that “these virtuosic performers set the stage on fire with hot licks, power, and passion” (CBC Radio, Canada), and as “top instrumentalists with an adventurous approach to music that includes a mix of Chinese music with American bluegrass and Eastern European sounds” (World Music Central.com).
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