Second Half of the Concert
The second half was performed by Wang Jingxing, along with his friends “Viola – Miao Yifu” and “Violin – Qian Zhiyuan”.
The three children first presented the audience with a piano trio “Yangguan Sandie” that was guided by the famous composer Mr. Lin Hua. With the harmony of the piano, violin, and viola, it felt like listening to a story of friends bidding farewell to each other on a clear morning in the rain. Then, they performed “Fantasia on Beijing Themes” composed by Mr. Wang Jiayang. The children used their young fingers to portray the beauty of the fusion of the violin and piano in the Peking style, allowing the audience to feel the charm of both Chinese and Western music.
After that, there was a piano solo. First, Chopin’s “Mazurka” Op.6 was played by Wang Jingxing, who skillfully controlled the rhythm and dynamics, bringing the audience into the world of Polish countryside music. Then, Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No.2” began with quiet flowing notes, then built up to rapid and passionate melodies, showcasing a unique style that left both the audience and performers deeply immersed in the music.
Finally, they ended with the Chinese-style piece “Pihuang” by Zhang Chao. Wang Jingxing’s passionate performance allowed us to feel the breath of the Qin Opera and Han tune, as well as appreciate the charm of different singing styles. The piano spoke Chinese and conveyed Chinese emotions, touching the hearts of the audience and leaving them amazed!
The concert ended perfectly with performers in a full state, high-level performance, and wonderful interpretation, winning the warm and prolonged applause of the audience and sincere shouts of “bravo!”
The concert lasted for an hour and a half, but the audience was immersed in the music flow, and time seemed to pass only half an hour. Many audience members were reluctant to leave after the concert, and they eagerly communicated, discussed, and took pictures with the young scholars and Lukas.
Lukas, the CEO of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, couldn’t contain his excitement. He took out a microphone and expressed his high appreciation for the children’s love, mastery, and understanding of the piano and music, his gratitude to the organizers, and his expectations for more similar activities in the future when taking a group photo with the performers.
After these, audience still not want to leave, we were surprised but also glad, with the help of the performers and audience, we quickly set up an interview venue. We started an unplanned music-themed heart-to-heart talk between Lukas, the children, and the audience friends. We talked about our experiences and the foundations’ mission and projects, as well as our expectations and prospects for future activities and performances. In the unexpected hour that followed, the children, who had just experienced intense and long-term performances, were still enthusiastic and curious. The audience was also fully focused, capturing every word and sentence carefully. We shared our lives and experiences, talked about possible future activities and performances, and bid farewell reluctantly because it was far beyond the closing time of the concert hall.
We believe that in the future, we will have more performers, more events, and more different opportunities to gather, all under the name of music, love, and passion, bringing more beautiful expectations and happy memories to everyone!