WITH WANG ZHENG-TING
Dining Room Tales returns to Melbourne for a very special performance event with Chinese-Australian musician and composer Wang Zheng-Ting.
Originally from Shanghai, Ting is a master of the Sheng, the Chinese mouth organ which is thought to be the inspiration of the piano accordian, given its 'free reed' structure. Join Ting for an evening of food, music and storytelling, and a very personal look at three decades building a new life of music in Melbourne
FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 7PM
SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 7PM
A Private home in Templestowe
(address will be provided upon booking)
Tickets: $65 via trybooking
Duration: 2.5hrs approx
Performed by Wang Zheng-Ting
Concept and direction: Xan Colman
Wang Zheng-Ting graduated from Shanghai Music Conservatory and completed a MA at Monash University and a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne on the history of Chinese Performing Arts in Australia. He is currently coordinator the Chinese Instrumental Music at the University of Melbourne.
Ting has been invited as a visiting scholar to the City University of New York, as guest professor at Xiamen University China and research fellow at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, and has served as Melbourne International Festival Ambassador.
In addition to producing historical research publications he is an accomplished instrumental soloist, with recitals in UK, Swaziland, Germany, New Zealand, Vienna and USA, including at New York’s Lincoln Center. He has performed with the Venice Chamber Orchestra in Italy, New Zealand String Quartet in Wellington, Stringraphy Ensemble Tokyo, and alongside Christine Sullivan at the Shanghai International Spring Festival.