Violinist Impressed With Shen Yun’s ‘High Level of Professionalism’

February 4, 2018

“I think it has a very high level of professionalism, which is very impressive. Not only the dancers and choreography, and the interface with the animation, but also the live music—which I especially appreciate because I myself am a musician, and it’s becoming increasingly common that touring performances use recorded music.”

“I’m very, very appreciative that they use a live orchestra of excellent professional level. And I love the combination of the traditional instruments like the pipa and the erhu, with the western instruments. … It’s a very beautiful combination of sounds.”

“[The orchestra] matches the dancing very well. There’s a lot of precision and nothing stands out as being out of place. It’s a very beautiful harmonious effect. It’s a very different sound and a very sweet style.”

“The [conductor] is obviously doing an excellent job, because they’re precisely coordinated.
It’s the same job for a conductor with a live orchestra to coordinate with the live stage.”

“I think the blending [of western and eastern music] is very effective. And it’s very well balanced so you can hear the Chinese instruments, their features. It’s a very good balance acoustically.”

“The erhu player was incredible. Really amazing. [Most] beautiful playing of that instrument that I’ve ever heard. And I was very happy experiencing that live. I’ve heard recordings of the instrument, but she’s exceptional. She could easily tour the world by herself.”