Australia Erhu Society 

The Australian Chinese Violin (erhu) Society was registered on the Australian Register of ASICs on May 1st, 2019. She is Australia’s first officially recognized erhu non-profit organization, and is also a professional group composed of many musicians under the years of the River Sound Art Troupe. Previously, thanks to the care and support of the Melbourne City Government, the Australian Chinese Violin (erhu) Society has hosted many stage concerts in the city. She has also received many strengths from the Melbourne City Government. Sponsorship, the sponsorship received is from: City of Monash,  Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, Victoria Multicultural, City of Knox, Glen Eira, City of Melbourne.

The Australian Chinese Violin (erhu) Society is an important force in promoting erhu music in Australia. She is a literary group that integrates Chinese and Western cultures. It is also a large number of Chinese and foreign musicians and musicians who contact Melbourne and even Australia. Bridges and ties, her birth and growth is undoubtedly a great practice of “music without borders.”  The majority of music lovers and friends, when the Australia Chinese (Erhu) Society celebrated the registration and became one of the officially recognized stars in the Australian literary and art circles, we sincerely told everyone that We will continue to enhance and enhance the level of music performance, and whole heartedly take responsibility for the public, and contribute to the prosperity of the arts and culture in Melbourne and throughout Australia. The vast majority of music lovers, we are looking forward to and looking forward to your attention!

澳洲二胡协会

澳洲二胡 协会(Australia Chinese Violin (erhu) Society) 已于2019年5月月1日在澳洲注册局ASIC 完成注册。她是澳洲第一个被官方认可的二胡非营利性组织,也是在江河之声艺术团多年的耕耘下由多位音乐家组成的专业性团体。
此前,承蒙墨尔本市政府的关怀和支持,澳洲二胡协会(Australia Chinese Violin (erhu) Society)曾在本市举办过多次舞台音乐会演出,她也累次领受过墨尔本市政府属下各方面的大力赞助,所获得的赞助有来自:

City of Monash,
Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey,
Victoria Multicultural,
City of Knox,
City of Melbourne

还有今年7月13日(周六)来自Glen Eira council 的赞助等。
澳洲二胡 协会(Australia Chinese Violin (erhu) Society)在澳洲是促进二胡音乐事业的重要力量,她是一个融合中西文化的文艺团体,也是联系墨尔本市乃至整个澳洲的广大中外音乐家和音乐工作者的桥梁和纽带,她的诞生和成长无疑是“音乐无国界”的伟大实践。
广大的音乐爱好者朋友们,值此中国二胡协会(Australia Chinese Violin (erhu) Society)庆贺完成注册、成为澳洲文艺界里获得官方认可的灿烂群星之一的时候,我们挚诚地向大家表示,我们将会一如既往呈现并更进一步提高音乐演出水平,全心全意为大众担当自己的社会责任,为繁荣墨尔本市和整个澳洲的文艺事业贡献一份力量。
广大的音乐爱好者们,我们敬请和期待你们的关注!

联系人:Richard Ng
澳洲二胡 协会(Australia Chinese Violin (erhu) Society)在澳洲是促进二胡音乐事业的重要力量,她是一个融合中西文化的文艺团体,也是联系墨尔本市乃至整个澳洲的广大中外音乐家和音乐工作者的桥梁和纽带,她的诞生和成长无疑是“音乐无国界”的伟大实践。
广大的音乐爱好者朋友们,值此中国二胡协会(Australia Chinese Violin (erhu) Society)庆贺完成注册、成为澳洲文艺界里获得官方认可的灿烂群星之一的时候,我们挚诚地向大家表示,我们将会一如既往呈现并更进一步提高音乐演出水平,全心全意为大众担当自己的社会责任,为繁荣墨尔本市和整个澳洲的文艺事业贡献一份力量。
广大的音乐爱好者们,我们敬请和期待你们的关注!

Music Has No Borders

(The difference sound of Violin and Erhu) The violin has four strings, and the range is wider than the erhu when playing the same piece of music, the erhu needs frequent changes and the violin does not. The violin is brighter and can play harmony. But in Erhu, the tone is relatively thin, feminine, and the volume is not comparable to the violin.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxx4ZDpn-XA (Butterfly Lovers; Violin vs. Erhu) Although the erhu and the violin are similar in tone, many of them can be exchanged. The Violin speaks, it has a sharper tone and has a clear range of sound that can be heard note for note. While an erhu sings, as in its tones meld together to form a voiced quality of music that sound almost human in nature and a horse that gallops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag7NjQ8WtAU (Thousands Horse Galloping)
(The Erhu as a Chinese two-stringed fiddle) While most of the instrument is built from wood, like the violin, the wood is not where the ‘bridge’ is put on. The bridge of an erhu has a flat base and does not require ‘fitting’ onto an instrument. The reason is because the erhu uses Python skin as its ‘top’ that produces human sounds, whereas a violin, the top is a wooden plate. The python skin is stretched out like a flat surface, unlike the curved plate of a violin. Also, erhu have the hairs of the bow strung between the two strings, in which both sides of bow hair is used. Refer to Appendix 3
Moreover, The Erhu was historically known as the huqin, the “barbarian’s stringed instrument” indicating its origin in the northern ethnic tribes. It has now become China’s most popular instruments in Chinese orchestra.
(The playing techniques) The Erhu is almost always tuned to the interval of a fifth. The inside string (nearest to player) is generally tuned to D4 and the outside string to A4. This is the same as the two middle strings of the violin. In addition, The Erhu is played sitting down, with the sound box placed on the top of the left thigh and the neck held vertically. However, performers of more recent years have played while standing up using a specially developed belt-clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM2u_ciYfhM (Introduction to Erhu)
.The erhu and the violin each have their own merits. They can’t be evaluated by performance indexes such as several ranges and volume. More importantly, whether they can express the music style of this famous family and win the companion. Music has no borders, and as long as it is good music, it can be accepted by the whole world. The Erhu can play music including the spiritual one like Amazing Grace and other Western Music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLRUCDlqEA&list=RDhRReodBEpbM&index=14 (Make Music Chicago’ Czardas Violin)
Additional videos to watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqdcVjfkZUg (Basic Erhu Set-up)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLSW9lnybvg (Erhu production)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYhuJVLUxEs (Amazing Grace-Erhu)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxx4ZDpn-XA (Violin vs. Chinese fiddle)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu5XohUR3Pg&t=335s (Butterfly lovers erhu concert)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-726vBwPvI (violin vs Erhu)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfxoyIcHaU (Horse racing)

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