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Melodies from the Heart by China Conservatory Orchestra Receives Rave reviews in UK
In support of the China-UK Cultural Exchange Year, China Conservatory Orchestra performed successfully at Edinburgh International Art Festival on August 19th followed by a great performance at Central Hall Westminster on August 22nd. 

China Conservatory Orchestra performed at the Central Hall Westminster 

Conducted by the world renowned Conductor and Composer Mr. Kuan Naichung with leading music artists, such as Ms Song Fei (regarded as the Queen of Chinese Erhu), Mr. Zhang Weiliang (the King of Dizi -Chinese Flute), Mr. Zhang Zunlian (a famous Jinghu Player), and over 40 other awards winning players with great talents and abundant skills of various traditional Chinese instruments, the Orchestra turned out to be a great success while treating audience with a real feast of Chinese traditional music.

Audience including government officials, celebrities, and professionals from UK and even all over the world praised highly for the excellent performance of the conductor and the players.

Jonathan Kuhles, Music Director of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra:” Congratulations to the concert.  Both myself and my colleague really enjoyed it. We thought that the introductions were helpful and gave everyone a flavour of the pieces. ”
The concert attracted huge number of audience 

Peter Budd, a Director of Arup said after the performance “The concert was a truly amazing experience. The orchestra was fantastic and I particularly enjoyed the commentary by conductor Kuan Naichung I think he should be designated a Cultural Ambassador if not a Cultural Treasure by China. Also Madame Song Fei’s artistary on the erhu was truly amazing. I look forward very much to hearing the orchestra again in the future hopefully when I next visit Beijing.”

Julia Montague Jones, Partner of Brown Withey LLP commented: “It was fascinating for us to see the Chinese instruments and hear authentic music played to such a high standard.”

Ms Wen Xiuying, The Director of Confucius Institute of Heriot-Watt University comented “ The concert is brilliant, everyone enjoyed it. Congratulations for the successful of the event. Well done!”

Ashlei Ng, Secretary of London Chinatown Chamber of Commerce:“ The show last night was fantastic! Thanks!”

“A big thank you for inviting us as VIP guests to the VIP reception and the Concert at Central Hall Westminster last Saturday. Many congratulations to China Business Network Team and others involved for organising a highly successful event. The Orchestra was excellent. We enjoyed the interesting programme of music.” expressed by Mei Sim, one of her Majesty The Queen's representatives in London with responsibility for London Borough of Brent.

The concert was organized by China Conservatory undertaken by  China Business Network(CBN). Prof. Zhang Zunlian, the famous erhu virtuoso also a Director of China Consevatory said: “With the great support and thoughtful arrangement by China Business Network, the performance reached our expected target. We all are satisfied and happy with the organisation of the event. Thanks to all at CBN and we wish to cooperate with CBN next time.”  

Related News in Chinese: 2015华夏乐团英伦行 好评如潮

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