If you like Chinese or Taiwanese traditional music, then you must not miss Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes. A favorite of many, this program is listed as one of the top ten shows in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2009 by Passport to the World Band Radio, a leading shortwave magazine. A vast array of instruments are featured and it is a show that will satisfy your hunger for exotic music.
The liuqin is a four-stringed Chinese mandolin with a pear-shaped body, according to the Wikipedia. The conductor of Sunrise Sionowest Orchestra is David T.H.Chen, a native of Taiwan and he pursued his musical studies at Austria’s Mozarteum Music Conservatory.
Yu Xunfa was a national First Class bamboo flutist of China. Yu was born in Shanghai in 1946 and passed away in 2006. In 1971, he invented the wind instrument known as koudi. (a very small Chinese flute made from bamboo)
Lim Kek-tjiang was born in Indonesia in 1928 and passed away in Australia in 2017. Lim graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory with distinction. Lim was conductor of the Jakarta Radio Orchestra, music director and principal conductor of the Peking Central Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic . He played a key role in establishing the Hong Kong Philharmonic as a professional orchestra in 1974 and in 2002, he also founded the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (ESO) in Taiwan. Two of the many performances of ESO are on Taiwan's EVA Air's boarding and disembarkation background music. (Sources from the Wikipedia)
This album is produced by Wang Sen-di who was born in Taichung, central Taiwan in 1959. Wang has contributed much to the promotion of traditional Chinese music. The performer is Qi Yao who was born in Nanjing, China in 1974. Qi Yao has shown her talent in music since she was a child.