East meet­sWest

Pian­ist Gu Ji­et­ing’s mu­si­cal aims to con­nect French com­poser Claude De­bussy and Chi­nese opera. re­ports.

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE -

Gu Ji­et­ing started tak­ing piano lessons at a very early age and was en­rolled in the pri­mary school and mid­dle school of the Shang­hai Con­ser­va­tory ofMu­sic. But she says in her child­hood she dreamed of be­com­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher or an in­de­pen­dent pub­lisher. “Be­ing a pian­ist was notmy first op­tion,” Gu says.

Gu, who wears neat short hair and talks quickly, be­lieves that her mu­si­cal fo­cus is more about ex­per­i­ment­ing than do­ing tours, which seems to be a trend among clas­si­cal pi­anists in China.

Be­fore she turns 33 in De­cem­ber, Gu bring her mu­si­cal

to Bei­jing’s Na­tional Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts on Nov 14.

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