Artist Profiles: Lei Qiang

Lei Qiang

Lei Qiang is a master player of the erhu. Born in 1960 in Shaanxi province in the People’s Republic of China, Lei began to play the erhu in 1975.

After studying at the prestigious Xian Conservatory of Music, he toured with the Shaanxi Provincial Song and Dance Troupe for 11 years across Asia.

In 1993, Lei settled in Canada, where he has recorded with several renowned musical acts, including Cirque du Soleil. Lei has also performed at numerous music festivals and cultural events throughout North America.

Discography:

Chinese Traditional Erhu Music 1 (Oliver Sudden Productions)
Chinese Traditional Erhu Music 2 (Oliver Sudden Productions)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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