12 May 2022
“Quintet for Guzheng and Strings” premieres in Ames
Last Sunday was the premiere of my Quintet for Guzheng and Strings, a 15-minute, three movement chamber piece combining the poignant expression of the guzheng (Chinese zither) with the familiar timbre Western strings.
Commissioned by Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association (Ames, Iowa), the piece was originally intended for a 2020 premiere but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Regrettably I couldn’t be present for the premiere, but I was there in spirit. By all reports the performance by guzheng artist Anwei Wang and The Telegraph Quartet was enthusiastically received.