Orchid Ensemble

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Orchid Ensemble



The Orchid Ensemble is a musical ensemble based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Its led by Lan Tung from Taiwan on erhu, with Haiqiong Deng from China on guzheng and Jonathan Bernard from Canada on various percussion instruments. Former guzheng players include Mei Han and Bei Bei He.

The trio combines musical traditions from China and elsewhere, and its repertoire ranges from the traditional and contemporary music of China, world music, new music and musical improvisation.

Active in North America, the ensemble gives close to one hundred performances every year, including music festivals, community concerts, primary and secondary school presentations, and university and college residencies. Canadian performances included Ottawa's Canada Day Celebrations, Harbourfront Centre, Vancouver Jazz, Folk and Children's festivals, National Arts Gallery, National Library of Canada, Sunfest, Halifax’s JazzEast, and Montreal’s Centre Pierre Péladeau.

Through educational programs, the Orchid Ensemble fosters the understanding and interest in non-western music for the next generation of audiences, promoters, administrators and musicians, as BC’s spokesperson for the UNESCO ASPnet in Canada. At post secondary institutions, the ensemble gives a variety of lecture-demonstrations, workshops and master classes for both music and other campus departments. The ensemble combines distinct musical traditions in a contemporary framework to inspire and encourage students in their future lives and careers.

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