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East Wind: Hearts are Racing and Taking Flight - A Free Lunchtime Concert

28th April


Free to attend


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The Actors' Church is thrilled to welcome back an ensemble of Chinese Musicians, trained in London Music Schools undertake a series of classic Chinese classical pieces. 

We will present a variety of movements played by Chinese and western strings including the most famous erhu masterpieces Horse Racing and the most romantic tragedy piece Butterfly Lovers.


Quartet - Violins, Viola, Cello

Yujie Yang, Jiyun Zhang, Guojun Xie, Enju Liu

The morning of Miao mountain

Composed by Gang Chen

Arranged by Yiwen Jiang

The Sheperd‘s song  

Composed by Hankun Sha

Arranged by Yiwen Jiang

Violin solo – Yujie Yang

Partita for violin and piano(2000)

Composed by Long Zhou

Violin solo – Xiaoyu Yu, pianist Yuri Inoshita

Tambourin Chinois (1901)

Composed by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

The Golden Furance

Composed by Gang Chen (born 1935)

Erhu solo - Ziyang Huang, pianist- Yiyao Lu

Clump Verbena (2021)

Composed by Po Hu & Ziyang Huang

Quartet - Violin, Piano, Erhu, Cello

Xiaoyu Yu, Yiyao Lu, Ziyang Huang, Enju Liu

The Butterfly Lovers

Composed by Zhanhao He & Gang Chen

Arranged by Yiwen Jiang

Trio- Viola, Piano, Erhu

Xianer Xie, Yiyao Lu, Ziyang Huang

Horse Racing 1964

Composed by Huang Huai

Por una Cabeza (1935)

Composed by Carlos Gardel


Please note there are no public toilets on site, the closet are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating or this event.


Xiaoyu Yu


Xiaoyu Yu completed a BMus degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2020. Now continuing MMus degree there with Professor Diana Cummings and John Crowford. She also learned piano, conducting, arrangement, film music composition and producing there. She has been awarded Trinity College London Scholarship, Leverhulme Trust scholarship and GREAT China scholarship. Before coming to London, she studied with Zhi Pan. She played in many orchestras including Trinity Laban symphony orchestra (first violin), Ernest Read Symphony orchestra (first violin), Wen Hua Ai Yue symphony orchestra (first violin). Now she is focusing on music education and research questions about how to improve violinists' flow experience during practicing and performing based on the theory of Alexander technique and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ‘s optimal experience.

Yiyao (Phoebe) Lu


Phoebe, Chinese pianist, began her piano journey with William Chan (Weiling) from the junior department of Shanghai Conservatory before coming to England. Phoebe went to Wells Cathedral School with a full music scholarship under Hilary Coates and then joined Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with scholarships for both BMus and MMus study. She won the Mid-Somerset festival, was a finalist in the John Longmire Beethoven competition, and was highly commended in the Alfred Kitchin Competition. She has also been performing in many concerts in China, Italy, and England. She is now in her final year of master’s study with Douglas Finch at Trinity.

Enju Liu


She started her undergraduate in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Trinity scholarship from 2018, currently studying with Richard Markson and Professor Lionel Handy from Royal Academy of Music. In 2020, She held her first charity recital in Wenshui Arts and Cultural Center, Taiwan, which supported for medical workers with covid-19. During these years she got lots of chances to play in public, such as Wigmore Hall, St. Alfege church, Old Royal Naval Chapel etc. She started her music journey with her mother at age 6 in Taiwan, she studied the cello under Russian cellist Artem Kionstaninov and the principal cellist of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Yihao Zhang. 

Xianer Xie


Xianer Xie, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from South China University of Technology under Professor Lin Jiang & Fan Yang. She currently studies MA in music education at University College of London with several scholarships. She performed in CIMA Vienna International Music Festival, National Arts Foundation Project Chamber Music Concert, The 6th College Students Art Show and the 10th China—ASEAN Music Festival.

Ziyang Huang


Ziyang, a young Chinese Erhu Musician, trained at China Central Conservatory of Music with Professor Jiangbo Zhu from 2008-2021, graduated with an undergraduate honours degree. She was the only student who held a successful Erhu Solo Graduation Concert there. Currently, she is doing her MA at University College London. As a professional erhu player, she has been invited to tour China with Twelve girls’ band and the Central Chinese Orchestra; participates in annual recordings of festive events on CCTV; selected as a young Chinese representative to the Sino-French Friendship and Cultural Exchange Conference; Guided the Tsinghua University music Ensemble etc.

Yuri Inoshita


Yuri Inoshita is a pianist based in London, who was born in Barcelona and raised in Paris and Tokyo. She started her piano lessons and musical training at the age of 5. From the age of 7, she studied piano, solfege, and choir in the Conservatoire de Saint-Germain en Laye. After she moved to Japan at the age of 10, she started her training on dictation, harmony, sight reading and chamber music besides the piano lessons in Toho Gakuen School of Music. In 2017, she graduated from Toho Gakuen High School of Music, majoring in piano performance under the tuition of Mikako Abe. Besides her musical training in Toho Gakuen, she graduated from Hosei University, majoring in Intercultural Communication. Since the very young age, she has participated in several masterclasses taken by international pianists such as Jérôme Granjon, Pablo Galdo, Dmitri Alexeev, Pascal Rogé, etc. Yuri is currently on her postgraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, majoring in piano performance under the tuition of Martino Tirimo.

East Wind: Hearts are Racing and Taking Flight - A Free Lunchtime Concert

28 April 2023


Free to attend

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