Chinese Erhu Ensemble to Perform
at the Chelmsford Library
Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m.


On Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m. Erhu master Zhi-Min Zhao and several of his students will perform music on the Chinese erhu. This performance will be part of a reception for artist George Chen who will be exhibiting his Chinese Oil Paintings at the Chelmsford Library for the month of March.

As a young child, Master Zhao studied with China’s most famous erhu master and later served as principal erhu and solo performer in musical ensembles in northern China. In the early 1980’s Master Zhao emigrated to the United States and was invited to serve as soloist, principal, and musical specialist of the New York City Chinese Folk Music Ensemble. In these roles he played in many performances of Chinese music in many American and European cities. In 2000, he established the Zhao Zhimin School of Musical Arts. He now arranges lectures, chamber group performances and large ensemble concerts. Master Zhao has raised the level of appreciation and performance ability in the art of the erhu and has helped to bring about a surge of interest in various other Chinese musical instruments.