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First “Zhen Yin" International Double Bass Music Festival Opens in Changsha

Updated: 2019-07-16


The first “Zhen Yin" International Double Bass Music Festival opens at the Changsha Concert Hall. (Photo/Fu Jingyi)

The first “Zhen Yin" International Double Bass Music Festival opened at the Changsha Concert Hall on the evening of July 14. More than 1,500 double bass artists, teachers, students, and music enthusiasts from China, the United States, and elsewhere participated, establishing a platform for international double bass exchanges.

The double bass, also known as the double cello, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the violin family.

The festival lasts 3 days and includes an opening ceremony concert, a master class by foreign experts, a concert of foreign experts, a double bass forum among Chinese and foreign experts, a concert of graduated students of Mr. Yang Zhen’an, a training class for double bass skills, a concert of Mr. Yang Zhen’an students, and a closing ceremony concert.


An American double bass player gives an outstanding performance. (Photo/Fu Jingyi)

The festival is Changsha’s first grand gathering of domestic and international double bass elites. It is also a music event that showcases the double bass teaching achievements of famous Chinese double bass player and educator Yang Zhen’an and provides a platform for international double bass exchanges.

At the opening ceremony, Yang Zhen’an and his students gave a 70 double bass performance of My Motherland and Me, which raised the curtain on the opening concert.

Performers included Jeff Bradetich, a professor at the University of North Texas and former president of the International Society of Bassists; Catalin Rotary, a teacher at the School of Music at Arizona State University; and Liu Tianyang, an internationally-renowned America-based double bass player known as "flying fingers".


Yang Zhen’an and his students give a 70 double bass performance of My Motherland and Me. (Photo/Fu Jingyi)

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com