Shen Yun ‘Gave Me Joy,’ Says International Violinist and Concertmaster

“It’s very enjoyable – the visual arts, the fantastic dancing, very interesting colors, landscapes, and the music, the mix of Western and Eastern music.”
 

“[It’s a] visually beautiful performance; the dancing is very disciplined.”
 

“It is interesting and colorful. It is very genuine music — a mixture of the two cultures. I like the erhu. I enjoy the mixing of the sounds. 
 

“I followed the instruments, what they play, how they play, how they describe the different happenings on the stage, how different instruments are personified for different characters, and the compositions as well. They are new compositions, they are written for the stories. They gave me joy.” 
 

“[Chinese spirituality is] very familiar, very close to me.”
 

“I think the philosophy is very striking. The good has to win at the end.”

Agnes Schwartz, violinist and concert master
Costa Mesa, United States
Shen Yun International Company
April 6, 2017