Music performance Flowing Water on Robert van Gulik’s guqin
Cheng Yu is an internationally renowned pipa lute and guqin zither virtuoso, ethnomusicologist and specialist in Chinese music. She is the co-founder and artistic director of the UK Chinese Music Ensemble, the award-winning Silk String Quartet, and the director of the London Youlan Qin Society. Her latest album – Longyin was recorded using Robert Van Gulik’s guqin and silk strings and will be released under the ARC label in the summer of 2021. Cheng Yu is based in London, she teaches the pipa and guqin and does research at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London. She will perform Flowing Water, which vividly depicts various movements of flowing water from a gentle trickle to a powerful waterfall.