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DR. SUN HUI – Erhu Musician

February 13, 2024 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dr. Sun Hui, a Chinese musician holding stringed instrument called an erhu

Dr. Sun Hui, Ph.D. is the Winner of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award 2018, and Excellence Prize Winner of the National Erhu Competition in Taiwan, Champion of National Taichi Competition in Taiwan.

Sun has developed a unique style combining the Chinese elements of the erhu with traditional Hawai‘ian music. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed instrument sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese two-stringed fiddle and older than the violin. She will play the erhu and discuss the historical context for the instrument’s role in Chinese classical music composition, poetry, and philosophy.

In this Erhu lecture and recital, learn about this most popular of the Chinese huqin family of bowed string instruments. Perhaps no musical instrument is more evocative of China than the erhu even though its origins most likely developed beyond the borders of Chinese culture. It is historically known as the barbarian’s fiddle.

All ages are welcome to this event.

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February 13, 2024
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Lanai – Lanai
555 Fraser Ave
Lanai City, HI 96763 United States
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