Chinese Culture Development Center (CCDC) proudly presents 2010 "Cultures of China Festival of Spring" LA Spring Show at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 19th, 2010, bringing out wonderful Chinese New Year wishes to all the audience in Los Angeles.
Many famous Chinese artists take part in the performance, including Yan Weiwen, one of the most prestigious singers in China, Tan Jing, the top Chinese female folksinger who held her solo concert in Musikverein Golden Hall in 2006, Chen Jun, the Master Erhu performer in China who is also known as the Paganini of the Erhu, and two famous Chinese soprano, Meng Ge and Lei Jia.
Yan Weiwen, one of the top tenors in China, First-Class National Actor, Council Member of Chinese Musicians Association. Yan has won many top prizes in national vocal contests, including the Golden Album Award, the title of Ten Best National Film & TV Singers, and the first prize of Audience’s Favorite Singers. His songs like “A Little White Poplar,” “Words From the Bottom of My Heart,” “The Song of One, Two, Three, Four,” “When I miss home” “Cheers, my friend,” “Mother,” etc. are extremely popular and widely circulated.
Tan Jing, a top young solo singer, a First-Class National Actress, a member of Chinese Musicians Association, and a committee member of the All-China Youth Federation, with a Master degree in musicology. In 2000, she won the golden prize of the Professional Pop Group in the 9th CCTV National Young Vocalist Television Competition, and was honored as the Most Popular Singer. In 1998, she participated in the International Pop Music Competition held in Kazakhstan on behalf of China, and was awarded the silver prize. In 1997, she won the golden prize of “Voice of Asia” International Singer Grand Award. In 1996, she won the golden award of Pop Group in the first National New Singer Competition. Besides, she has also won Media’s Choice Award of the 9th Global Chinese Music Award, one of the top ten singers of the Jinhao Award which is the most popular one of the China Radio Culture and Art Prize, the Best Female Singer of the 2nd China Golden Disc Award. On September 12th, 2006, her solo concert entitled “Voice of Harmony” was held at Golden Hall in Vienna, Austria.
Meng Ge, a top solo singer, a First-Class National Actress, and a committee member of the All-China Youth Federation. Meng won the golden prize of the New Songs for 50th National Celebration Award and the National MV Competition. She earned the first prize of Audience’s Favorite Singers in two consecutive years.
Lei Jia, a top young solo singer, a First-Class National Actress, a member of Chinese Musicians Association and a committee member of the All-China Youth Federation. Lei has won many awards in national vocal competitions including the first place in the 2003 “Jin Zhong Jiang”, a prestigious award for the musical professionals in China. In 2004, she won first place professional folk soloist in the 11th National Youth TV singing competition. She was awarded one of the top 10 new singers in 2005 by CCTV. In 2008, Lei Jia was awarded best female folk singer in the 9th CCTV-MTV music fest.
Chen Jun, one of the leading Erhu players in China, a First-Class National Actor, a member of the China Musicians Association and the Erhu representative in the Chinese Music Association. Chen's nickname is "The Paganini of the Erhu." Chen has won many competitions. In 1982, he was second runner-up in the National Youth Instrumental Competition and first runner-up in the Beijing Youth Erhu Competition the following year. In 1989, he won first prize in the First "Shanshen Prize" Folk Music Instrumental Competition. Having performed numerous times already as a soloist frequently in China and overseas, his playing is characterized by pure elegant tones, a mastery of technique and a unique power of interpretation. Besides performing traditional works, Chen also composes and plays new erhu compositions. Chen has developed a more individualized style and tone, and that multifaceted personality is displayed on Erhu Classics. Chen's stellar performances are also the perfect introduction for non-Chinese music listeners to the tender and expressive tones of the erhu.
Liu Ke, an excellent Pipa player, a member of the Beijing Musicians Association, a member of the China National Orchestral Musicians Association and the Pipa representative in the Chinese National Orchestral Music Association. Liu won many prizes in National Instrumental Competitions and she visited United States, Austria, France, Japan, Australia, Holland, Belgium, Italy, etc. playing Pipa, ZhongRuan, LiuQin, and many other national stringed instruments. Her performance was warmly welcomed and appreciated world-widely. She was known as Oriental Pipa Angel.
Liu Xiaona, famous hostess in China, a First-Class National Actress, a member of Chinese Musicians Association and a standing committee member of the All-China Youth Federation. She has won various contests for hosts and anchorpersons.