Acclaimed musician to play piano-Peking opera fusion

Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-23 10:08:12|Editor: Yamei
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BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Acclaimed Chinese pianist Yin Chengzong is expected to give his audience a unique experience mixing Peking opera with Western music in his upcoming recital.

The recital will be performed at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Sunday night.

Yin will play Austrian composer Franz Schubert's pieces in the first half of the program and a piano adaptation of Peking opera classic "The Red Lantern" in the second half. Joining him are three opera singers and one drummer.

The NCPA said the adaptation was a new experience that will show the modernization of Peking opera, as well as the localization of piano in China.

Yin, born in 1941 in southeast China, is regarded as one of the greatest pianists in the country. Aged 20, he won second prize for piano in the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Yin later studied at the Leningrad Conservatory before returning to become the principal pianist at the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China. Yin became a household name after collaborating on the famed piano-concerto "Yellow River."