Abu-Ghazaleh Sponsors Chinese Musician Liu Guangyu's Concert using the traditional "Erhu" Musical Instrument

25-Oct-2017

AMMAN - His Excellency Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador in Jordan Ban Wei Fang, hosted a concert at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum for the Chinese musician Liu Guangyu performing with the traditional "Erhu" musical instrument.

The Musician was accompanied by four other Chinese musicians in the concert organized by the Talal  Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and Confucius Institute in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Jordan.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh highlighted the depth of the relationship between Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization and the People's Republic of China, which has led to mutual cooperation in many fields. He expressed his pride and joy at obtaining the trust of the Chinese Government to be the sole party authorized to receive and deliver Chinese visas with the authorization and supervision of the Chinese authorities.

He stressed his continuous keenness to open all channels and launch more vital business initiatives, both in the People's Republic of China and in Jordan. The Group has recently opened its sixth office in China providing various services. Its first office was established as the only non-Chinese company that is licensed to operate in Shanghai in 2003.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh renamed the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum the "Talal Abu-Ghazaleh House for Chinese Culture” as an expression of the Group's pride with its Chinese relations.

For his part, his Excellency Ambassador Wen Wei Fang said that the evening marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Jordan and falls within the Chinese cultural week which organizes events, artistic performances, musical evenings and film performances.

He further expressed his pride and joy at cooperating with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), represented by its Chairman, Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, who has always worked to strengthen the relations between the two countries, in addition to actively participating in the teaching and dissemination of the Chinese language and culture through the Confucius Institute as well as supporting the Chinese Embassy in Amman through the Chinese Visa Center.

Accompanied by four other musicians, the musician Liu Guangyu performed ten pieces on the traditional Erhu musical instrument, including the most famous Erhu performances "Lake Hongo", "Moon Night", "Moon is a Mirror in the pond" and "Great Wall of China Capricio ants" which discuss the stories and  the spirit behind each work and the background of Chinese culture, music and spirit, especially the spirit of mankind and nature.

Artist Liu Guangyu is considered the greatest player of the traditional Chinese "Erhu" musical instrument. He has performed more than 100 times in several countries and has won numerous international awards such as: the gold medal in musical creativity, the silver medal of the Golden Bell in China. He is the vice president of the Erhu Chinese Association for Musicians, the head of the Chongqing Chung Theater and the Chongqing Symphony Orchestra.