Lei Qiang

Lei Qiang is a master player of the erhu. Born in 1960 in Shaanxi province in the People's Republic of China, Lei began to play the erhu in 1975. After studying at the prestigious Xian Conservatory of Music, he toured with the Shaanxi Provincial Song and Dance Troupe for 11 years across Asia. In 1993, Lei settled in Canada, where he has recorded with several renowned musical acts, including Cirque du Soleil. Lei has also performed at numerous music festivals and cultural events throughout North America. Currently, he is working with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

CDs that Lei Qiang appears on:
Putumayo Kids Presents: Asian Dreamland 2006
Music from the Tea Lands / Putumayo 2000
O by Cirque du Soleil / BMG 1998
Quidam by Cirque du Soleil / BMG 1997
Le chanteur masqué by Robert Charlebois 1996.
Plein L'dos by Gildor Roy's Disques Passeport 1996.
Défaire L'amour by Bruno Pelletier, on MUSICOR 1996.

Sample of Ehru music (330KB)

See Also:
Chinese Traditional Instrument The Erhu
Composer Liu Tian-Hua

CD's Available:

Oliver Sudden Productions K10-007CD
Chinese Traditional Erhu Music Vol.1
Oliver Sudden Productions K10-010CD
Chinese Traditional Erhu Music Vol.2

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