Tuesday, December 16, 2008

National Music Competition 2008 / WNZ Sandalwood Erhus

The National Music Competition 2008 organised by the National Arts Council just concluded.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Special congratulations to Joyce Poh for getting first in the Dizi open category. She happens to be the lead cast in our youtube video: Basic introduction of the Dizi.

And special congratulations to the members Symphonic Percussion for getting first in the Percussion ensemble category. We hoped our gongs, cymbals, drums and mallets have helped you in one way or another.

Congratulations to the members of Toa Payoh West Community Club Chinese Orchestra for bagging the most number of prizes.

You can download the full list of winners here.

Lastly, congratulations to Artssphere Chamber Ensemble for getting first in the instrumental ensemble category. Each one of them are excellent musicians who came together to give a good performance, and scared the hell out of some kid apparently.

Which brings me to the second part of this email - the erhus that they used are supplied by us. Noticed how clean and uniformed the erhus sounded during the performance.

The axe that they use is this baby below:

This erhu is a maker in Tianjin by the initials of WNZ.

If you remember my first blog post I talked about one of the best erhus that I have come across. Well, I met him recently and brought in some of his erhus. His erhus especially the sandalwood erhus are excellent sounding.

If you are thinking of buying a good erhu, this is one instrument you can seriously consider:

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