Artist Holds Music Lecture for Zhejiang Government Officers

November 4, 2013
Editor: Zhang Jiamin & Liu Yunting

Artist Holds Music Lecture for Zhejiang Government Officers
Renowned Chinese composer, vocalist, music producer and writer Liu Sola holds a music lecture for more than 500 employees of the provincial government of eastern China's Zhejiang Province on October 23, 2013. [Zhejiang Women's Federation]
Renowned Chinese composer, vocalist, music producer and writer Liu Sola held a music lecture for more than 500 employees of the provincial government of eastern China's Zhejiang Province on October 23, 2013.

The lecture was held at the Sanwei Academy established by the Zhejiang Women's Federation, during which Liu shared her understanding of Eastern and Western literature and music. The topics she talked about such as Don Juan, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, jazz and pipa (a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument) were inspiring to all the attendees.

A composer by training, Liu graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in 1983 and later made a name for herself with the novella You Have No Choice (1985), which won her the Chinese National Novella Award.

Since the 1980's, Liu has scored many Chinese and international film sound tracks, as well as TV and drama productions. She has composed music for orchestra, ensemble, opera, modern theater, modern dance, and art exhibitions. Her range of musical styles includes classical music, jazz, early music, rock, traditional and contemporary music. She is frequently invited to perform at international music festivals and has recorded and collaborated with many international artists.

In 2003, she founded the 'Liu Sola & Friends' Ensemble, teaming up with Chinese instrumental virtuosos such as Li Zhengui, Zhang Yangsheng, and Yang Jing, and other young award winning soloists. In 2012, Chinese guitar virtuoso Liu Yijun joined the ensemble.

Liu's opera music works include chamber opera Fantasy of the Red Queen (2006) and The Afterlife of Li Jiantong (2009), which is a work dedicated to her mother.

Liu also founded the Liu Sola (Beijing) Music Studio and 'Liu Sola & Friends' Ensemble Independent Film Music Work Shop.

Liu is also the author of the novels Chaos & All That (1991), Lost in Fascination (2011), and other award winning novellas and essay collections.

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