These three international art masters will take you to a distant world where everything is soft and quiet, a country with flowers as its national emblem: jasmine in China, cherry blossoms in Japan, and lotus in Vietnam. A trio performing traditional or popular songs from these three countries: GUO GAN's legendary erhu, HUONG THANH's beautiful voice and the enchanting sound like flowing water of FUMIE HIHARA's Japanese koto. This wonderful musical journey carries peace and friendship between people of all countries. Three music masters from China, Japan and Vietnam combined their own music to perform and create a new Asian harmonious sound.
Master GUO GAN, erhu performer and composer, is the first Chinese folk musician to win many international awards, including 2015 Medalist of the Knights in French Literature and Arts. Guo Gan holds a bachelor’s degree in music (Erhu) from Shenyang Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from the National Music School of Fresnes in Paris. He joined over 3000 concerts in more than 100 countries, published more than 90 albums, integrating rich elements into them, including world music, classic, jazz, ballet, opera, modern, and pop. His masterpieces are heard in many Chinese and Western movies, such as Kung Fu Panda 3, Shaolin, and L’Idole. Astérix et Obélix: L’Empire du Milieu ...He is a frequent player at many worldwide famous concert halls, for example, New York Carnegie Hall. Lincoln Center Hall. Vienna Golden Hall... He worked with a long list of well-known musicians, including Lang Lang, and Hans Zimmer .Yvan Cassar, Didier Lockwood, Gabrel Yared, Stromae. Jean-François Zygel.. and has a rich experience in working with Orchestras like the National Symphony Orchestra of the Paris, New York and Chine.
HUONG THANH Coming from a family of renowned traditional musicians (her father Huu Phuoc was one of Cai Luong singing style best singers) and trained in theater and traditional singing at the age of 10, singer Huong Thanh began performing on stage at the age of 16. In 1995, she met guitarist Nguyên Lê who introduced her to the world of jazz. Their collaboration gave birth to several unique albums of traditional Vietnamese music mixed with jazz which have had great success. Huong Thanh has performed in the most important festivals in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, United States, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Vietnam…Winner of the World Music Prize from France Musique Radio, she has produced several very successful shows with great artists from Vietnam. She continues her path of encounters and collaborations with artists from all over the world.
An accomplished koto and shamisen player, FUMIE HIHARA offers a groundbreaking interpretation that explores the depths of traditional Japanese instruments. While her performances honor their heritage eshe daringly push boundaries, merging innovation with flexibility — a combination that has garnered widespread acclaim. By age 17, she set a record as the youngest koto player to achieve a teacher's license. Later, she graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in Japanese Music. Fumie has been a coveted guest at numerous festivals throughout Europe and Japan. Her collaborations encompass diverse genres such as Jazz, Hip Hop, contemporary dance, and theater. Since 2006, she's been cultivating her international career in Paris, all while instructing her students in the time-honored traditions of her craft.
GUO GAN, HUONG THANH, FUMIE HIHARA from Felmay Shop
1)Tang’s poem 04.31 2) Still charm left 04.35 3) Cherry blossom season 05.14 4) The Crow’s song 03.55 5) Jasmine flower 05.27 6) Horses race 04.11 7) Evening primrose 04.36 8) The black horse of Hue 03.58 9) Sukiyaki 03.56 10) Three Perfumes medley 04.23