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.
Taipei Zheng Xin Zheng Music Orchestra was founded in 1977 by Prof.Tei-Don Wei, a famous musician from Taiwan. The Orchestra has made more than hundreds of performances, if not thousands, in Taiwan and abroad.
Liuxing was born in 1962 and he started to learn yueqin (moon guitar) at the age of twelve. His first edition of Zhongruan Concerto Reminiscences of Yunnan was completed in 1984. Zhongruan, according to sources from the Wikipedia, is a Chinese plucked string instrument. The zhongruan has a straight neck with 24 frets on the fingerboard and 4 strings.
Qian Zhaoxi (1936-2005) had written a large number of musical pieces. Twelve of his works including Primitive Safari that we feature today had been awarded prizes in national and international competitions.
Du Chong graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1985. He studied dizi under great masters, Lu Chunling (a leading exponent of southern Chinese dizi music) and Zhao Songting (a famous flute player).