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Iris Pipa Studio

Amazonite Lunar New Year Flash Mob

When

Saturday 4 February from 3:30pm to 4pm

Cost

Free

A music flash mob played by the Amazonite Fusion Ensemble set in the QVB forecourt, featuring the Pipa (Chinese Lute), performing a new arrangement of classic tunes.

A medley of two favourites New Year pieces: western classical “Radetzky March” and Chinese classical “Spring Festival Overture”; Jay Chow’s “East Wind Break'', a new arrangement of Chinese folk song “The Dance of Yao”, a creative twist on the “Libertango”, and more.

The songs that will be played are all arranged by our band members in order to bring a new style and energy to the beloved favs, both Chinese music and western music.

In May 2022 Amazonite Fusion Ensemble participated in the making of a film, where two of the original soundtracks were played and recorded. The ensemble also has a cameo in the film, which will be released in 2023. 

In September 2022, Amazonite Fusion Ensemble participated in the “Amazonite Moon Festival concert” at Sydney Conservatorium of Music celebrating the Moon Festival.

Please find the video of the performance in the links below.

https://youtu.be/JJ8WFiCl7ys

https://youtu.be/j8zwZBmXhR0

The ensemble was established by Iris Li ( the first person to study the Pipa in a degree course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Brian Sim ( conductor, cellist, bassist who carries a masters degree in both Conducting and Performance) along with a group of young and talented Australian/Asian musicians who are excited to share music and culture with all:

Michael Li, who won first place in a music competition this year in China at the young age of 16, He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the guitar, piano, and viola.

Roy Zhang, who is in year 8 studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, a pianist as well as a cellist.

Kate Yin and Alyssa Li,who learnt the pipa from childhood and participated in the Chinese music Orchestra at School. Kate was a representative in a music competition in China. 

Marina Seet, who is currently in Year 12. She started learning Pipa at 11 years-old, and has reached the level of Grade 7 in Pipa.

Ella Xiao is in Year 9. She learnt pipa at the age of six, and is now at the level of Grade 9 in Pipa.

Tiana Bateman, learned Pipa for 7 years, and has finished grade 6 in Pipa.

With all these members, a festive performance for Lunar New Year will be presented.

Contact event organiser

Iris Pipa Studio

AmazoniteNewYearFlash

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