Young artist explores the wonderful world of guzheng

By Wang Ran and Li Jingrong
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Guzheng artist Liu Le. [Photo provided to]

Liu Le, 32, is a well-known guzheng (Chinese zither) artist in China. He shows originality in his folk music research and has a distinctive performance style of his own.

Born in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, Liu started to learn playing guzheng when he was only 6 years old. With his talent and diligence, he progressed rapidly and won a major prize in a provincial-level competition when he was in primary school, thus making a big name for himself at first try.

In 1998, Liu was enrolled in the Secondary School attached to the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. From 2004 to 2012, he studied in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music for his bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2009, he participated in the national-level music competition and won the Golden Bell Award, the top prize for outstanding musical artists in China.

Currently, Liu teaches the guzheng major in the Department of Traditional Chinese Music of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music. After so many years, the musical instrument has become an integral part of his life and artistic career.

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