Yanmei Wu Playing "Gao Shan Liu Shui" Yanmei Wu Playing

 苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院举办“孔院开放日”活动

    2015 41日,主题为“中国古典音乐”的首个开放日活动在苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院举办,这也为本孔子学院系列“主题开放日”活动拉开了帷幕。在随后的两个月时间内,本孔院将陆续举办以“中国旅游”、“中国书法”、“中国绘画”和“中国饮食”为主题的“孔院开放日”活动。

  “中国古典音乐主要由宫廷音乐、宗教音乐、文人音乐和民间音乐组成”,留英艺术家吴砚梅女士和苏格兰著名作曲家,大不列颠音乐家协会苏格兰及北爱尔兰分会主席,苏格兰-中国协会副会长埃迪·迈克居尔先生在开放日的专题讲座中,共同向现场的观众详细介绍了中国传统音乐。在他们看来,中国传统音乐最好地诠释了道家清静无为,爱山乐水,亲近大自然,热爱大自然的思想。

  讲座最后,吴砚梅女士即兴弹奏了古筝名曲《高山流水》,并和迈克居尔先生及在场的中国留学生一起演奏了中国名曲《茉莉花》,听众们侧耳细听,沉醉在中国古典音乐的美妙旋律之中,也激发了他们对中国古典音乐的热情,争先恐后地在古筝和扬琴上拨弄琴弦,体验中国传统音乐之美。

  赫瑞瓦特大学副校长兼孔子学院院长吉莉安·豪格教授和中方院长温秀颖教授也一起参加了本次活动。活动由苏格兰孔子学院副院长刘慧博士主持,活动开始前刘慧博士向来宾介绍了孔子学院的使命与日常工作。                                                                                             

The first CI Open Day themed with Chinese Traditional Music was held at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication (SCIBC) on 1st April 2015. The staff and students from Heriot-Watt University enjoyed the exotic music from China.

 “Chinese traditional music consists of court music, religious music, literati music and folk music,” said WU Yanmei, a Chinese artist in the UK, and composer Eddie McGuire, Chairman of Musicians Union Scotland/NI Region and Vice President of Scotland-China Association, who jointly initiated the series of CI Open Days’ activities. To them, Chinese traditional music best demonstrates the notions of Taoism, which emphasizes the tranquillity of life and the love of nature.

By the end of the lecture, Wu improvised a piece of famous zither literati music Gao Shan Liu Shui (High Mountain Water Flowing), and later joined by Edie McGuire and Chinese students with a piece of  folk music Moli Hua (Jasmin) , which made the audience intoxicated and encouraged them to try.

Professor Gillian Hogg, Deputy Principal of Heriot-Watt University and Director of CI and Professor Xiuying Wen, the Chinese Co-director, both attended the event. Doctor Isabel Hui, the Deputy Director of CI hosted the event and briefed the guests on the mission and daily work of CI before the event.   

Scottish Composer Eddie McGuire Introducing Chinese Musical Instruments
Scottish Composer Eddie McGuire Introducing Chinese Musical Instruments      
Deputy Principal Professor Gillian Hogg (Front Second Left) Attending the Event
Deputy Principal Professor Gillian Hogg (Front Second Left) Attending the Event
Dr Isabel Hui Liu Briefing CI Events
Dr Isabel Hui Liu Briefing CI Events
Audience Experiencing Chinese Musical Instrument
Audience Experiencing Chinese Musical Instrument                                                   
Audience Experiencing Chinese Musical Instrument
Audience Experiencing Chinese Musical Instrument