Shen Yun’s Erhu Captures the Sound of the Voice

“[The erhu] was designed to mimic the human voice, … the closest sound of the voice that an instrument can achieve. I really felt I could hear that in the sound, in that the way they could bend the pitch and that kind of vibrato that they could achieve on that instrument. I hadn’t really quite heard that before. It was really interesting to … see the comparison between the voice and the instrument.”
 

Erin Williams, student, music education, Miami University
Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, United States
Shen Yun Touring Company
December 22, 2016