"The pipa, (pronounced pee-pa) can best be described as a Chinese lute but in the hands of Liu Fang it produced sounds at times reminiscent of the guitar of Carlos Montoya and at others the banjo picking of a blue grass aficionado whilst retaining the unique sounds of traditional Chinese music. All three sounds were heard in the opening piece, Spring Rain, composed by Zhu Yi and Wen Bo. The work opened slowly and quietly with Liu Fang serene, composed and seemingly at one with her instrument ­ a pose she maintained throughout the concert. As the piece developed the fingers on Fang's right hand moved over the four strings of the instrument with at times mesmerizing speed evoking Montoya's flamenco guitar interspersed with the twanging sounds of the banjo" - FORT TOWN CONCERT REVIEW by Colin Boag

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