作者：Chen Jinqiu 文章来源：the Confucius Institute of Artois 时间：2015-10-12
The second World Confucius InstituteDaybeganon September 26, 2015. In the evening of that day, the ConfuciusInstitute of Artois held a pianoconcertinArras,France.Themed Zen, this concert invited the famous French-Chinese pianist Ms.ZhouQinlingtogive the audience a special piano recital. This concert was held in theFestival Hall ofBelfry which is not only the most popular public place inFrance but also has a long history. About a hundred people attended theconcert, including Mr.FrédéricLeturque, the mayor of Arras, Ms. DeniseBocquillet , the vice-mayorand Mr.Francis Marcointhe headmaster of ArtoisUniversity.
The concert was hosted by Professor JinSiyan, the commissioner of Artois University and the director of the ConfuciusInstitute of Artois. Mr. FrédéricLeturque and Mr. Francis Marcoin made speechessuccessively for concert. The mayor also awarded Professor Jin Siyan the GoldMedal to praise her 19 years of hard-working and extraordinary contribution inpromoting Chinese language and cultural communication in Artois University andthe whole region ofArras as well as the tireless efforts and outstandingcooperation in operating the Confucius Institute of Artois to propagatecultural cooperation between China and Francein northern region of France since2008.
Mr.WeiWenke, the Chinese teacher workingin the Confucius Institute of Artois, brought us the opening song I love you China with pianoaccompaniment played by Yin Zitong, a Chinese student who studies in ArtoisUniversity. Next, with the warm applause, the pianist Ms.ZhouQinlingand othermusicians appeared on the stage.
Being called The Daughter of the Yellow River, Ms.ZhouQinling is the firstfemale Chinese pianist who held the solo concert in Paris Champs ElyseesTheatre.And she is also the first Chinese musicians who played the pianoconcerto Yellow River in the Europeand awarded the Mozart MedalbyUNESCO.Inthe recital, this eighty-year-old lady playedseven piano pieces withher two partners, Mr. Jean-BernardHupmann and Mr. Yan Xingchi, bringingtheaudience a magnificent and inspiring auditory feast.
The concert starting fromthree classical piano sectionschosen from the famous Frenchopera Carmen (Toreador/Habanera/Aragonaise) continued to the quiet soothingThe Blue Danube.Then she playeda Zenmeaningful piano piece calledZen Ⅱand emotionally stirred Résonnance Celeste. Later,she changed toanther cheerful and sweet Dolly and melodiousArabesque to put the concert to the climax. In the intermittenttime of the concert, Ms.JinSiyan affectionately performed us a beautiful poetrynamed Ancestors and Children. In theend,Ms.ZhouQinling played the classical Chinese music Butterfly Loverswith Mr. Jean-Bernard Hupmann. With this soft andromantic melody,our concert came to the perfect ending.
The Zenconcert gave the audience a great and unspeakable mental shock. This concertwas specially designed for this year's World Confucius Institute Day. Combinedwith Chinese and Western culture and in the perspective of cross-culturaldimension, the preparation of this concert lasted five months. In this way toshow our honor, respect and thanks to all participants, the audience, local government,Artois University, Chinese/French/Vietnamese students, that participated inthis cross-cultural dialogue hosted by the Confucius Institute of Artois.