‘A virtuoso ensemble with such an exotic style… brilliant and impressive.’ (The Scotsman)
Formed in 1998, this dedicated organisation comprises renowned Chinese virtuosi resident mainly in Britain. Founding members include world-class guqin master Professor Li Xiangting, Daoist and erhu music expert Chen Dacan and pipa/guqin virtuoso and ethnomusicologist Dr Cheng Yu. The group has performed at the Southbank Centre, the Royal Opera House, numerous festivals across the globe, and for film and TV music recordings such as Disney’s Mulan, Shanghai Noon, and the BBC’s Wild China. The UKCE has initiated and supported its award-winning group the Silk String Quartet and the popular Silk and Bamboo Ensemble as well as a Chinese-Western mixed ensemble, the Yin-Yang Collective.