Qing Du is a London-based popular and professional Guzheng artist with nearly 20 years of guzheng playing experience across many countries and global settings.
Have performed in a variety of forms and styles across London, Edinburg, Cambridge, Paris, Dubai, Beijing and Xi'an, Qing is always excited about exploring possibilities of connecting guzheng with other music from different cultures for amazing fusions. It’s great to see guzheng performance enjoys growing popularity in international cultural festivals, Chinese themed occasions and sino-UK events, as well as traditional and contemporary concerts.
Qing has developed her own unique take on performing guzheng over these years. She enjoys shaping her music flexibly depending on context, atmosphere, audience and sensation and turning every performance into a process of reimagination and recreation. She believe skills and techniques are the means not the ends. Qing also hugely enjoys teaching her students on how to build their own performing style confidently beyond just Guzheng skills.
Guzheng Performance at Dubai Expo
Qing, the one and only Guzheng artist invited by World Expo in Dubai, has been playing and representing Guzheng and Chinese music with world’s best musicians at the unique global stages.
Mini documentary “Qing”
“Qing” is a 12-mins mini documentary about Qing's life in the UK enriched by teaching and playing Guzheng (Chinese harp) through mixed lens of her own and a few friends and students of hers.