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Chinese Pipa Music at University of Findlay

Josh Eilola | Thu Oct 28, 2021

University of Findlay’s International Studies program of Department of Language and Culture will have special Chinese Pipa performances by Professor Gao Hong from Carleton College in Minnesota Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

There will be two showing of “Chinese Pipa Music at University of Findlay,” 12 – 1 p.m. at the Center for Student Life & College of Business Building, and 6 – 7:15 p.m. at Old Main, Ritz Auditorium.

The Chinese pipa, a four-string plucked lute, descends from West and Central Asian. The Chinese lute requires virtuosic technique to master its intricate and delicate tonality. The instrument is played almost upright, and the strings are plucked, with the player wearing false nails made of plastic or tortoise-shell. The pipa is something of a totem of Chinese culture.

This event is supported by a grant through ASIANetwork, a consortium of over 160 North American colleges to promote education about Asia within the liberal arts education. It is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, contact Hiro Kawamura at or (419) 434-4619. To learn more about University of Findlay’s International Studies program, visit University of Findlay’s website.

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