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June, 2012:


the Guitar Salon got a new poster at the entrance. Here a picture with the guitar teachers: Chen Bing, He Shun Hua and Julia

because of the summer holidays there will be a short break about two or three weeks before there are new activities in the Guitar Salon. See you then!

Chen Hua Liang played Tarrega

This Wednesday evening there was a concert again in the new Guitar Salon. Chen Hua Liang played most of all pieces Tarrega originally composed for guitar. He started with the Preludium Lagrima followed by several other particularly delicate and precious pieces like:  Adelita, Pavana, Maria, Marietta, Mazurka en Sol and Polka. Then Chen Hua Liang continued with the both Vals, the Grand Jota and played also the both Algerian pieces Cappricho Arabe and Danza Mora. One of the last Tarrega pieces at this evening was Recuerdos del Alhambra.

Misses Chen – a woman who has the same name as the guitarist, but is not related to him – led us through the evening and told us a lot of interesting things about Tarrega and the music of Tarrega. That was a great idea and I think everyone was happy about this good explanations.

And Tarrega? If Tarrega would still alive and with us in the Guitar Salon, I think he would be very happy. Tarrega loved the small and familiar concerts much more than the big concert halls – like me! His music got so much respect and love from the guitarist Chen Hua Liang and probably from everybody who participated this fantastic evening. I think Tarrega would have enjoyed this concert!


He Shun Hua and Julia Scheuffele live in the Guitar Salon

after a short time of opening, the guitar salon in the Xiangyang Road already started to become wellknown in the Shanghai guitar scene. The activities and jam sessions becomes more and more. At June the 20th the founder of the guitar salon He Shun Hua, who is one of the best guitar players in Shanghai and his German friend Julia the guitarist of Guitarshanghai made a performance in the Salon. The audience was exquisit, most of them were guitar players, too. It was a nice evening with a very interesting programm:

The first piece was a jiddish song named Tumbalalaika followed by some guitar duetts from Hans Bruederli. Then He Shun Hua welcomed the guests with a very special piece “the last Cafe” and then Julia made a Solo performance which included pieces from J.S.Bach, Roland Dyens, Dole Dyke and Giuseppe Torrisi. The last piece of the evening was a guitar duett again: the “Toccata for a wild old woman” from the German composer Peter Horton. The audience thanked with friendly applause and then after a short break the jam session started. Everybody of the audience who wants to play was allowed to play and this was a very nice idea which should be repeated as often as possible!

Here you can see the last piece of the concert:

and here on Tudou:

Students Concert at Celebrity City


This sunday June 16th some of my students met together at the Clubhouse in Celebrity City to make a performance for their parents and friends.
Although it was torrential raining my students came with their guitars and played their up to date pieces with energy before they will leave for the summer holidays. With them where their families and friends who made some cake and nice food and listened with pleasure to the sound of the guitars.

As the holidays have already begun, some of my students were not in Shanghai and could not participate.
The next students concert I plan to do on November the 18th hoping that everyone is in Shanghai there and can.

Xiang Yang Road 173

if you are walking through the Xiangyang Road near the Music Academy of Shanghai, you will find the number 173 as a restored old house from the French consession. Toward the street there are two shops selling clothes and between them there is a barely visible small path through the buildings which leads you inside a small yard. Here you can find the entrance of the new guitar studio from He Shun Hua. He Shun Hua is one of Shanghai`s best guitar players and also working as a guitar teacher. He also sells guitars and some weeks ago we start to work together as a guitar duett.

Here in his Studio at Xiang Yang Road 173 He Shun Hua will organize a lot of activities for guitar lovers like rehearsals, talk shows and different small concerts. The first of these activities took place last tuesday June 12th, where Chen Bing another famous Shanghai guitar player made a performance for invited people.

Chen Bing learned the classical guitar with the legendary Ma Zhe Min who is one the four teachers in Shanghai who developed the classical guitar at a time other people even didn`t know that instrument. After learning with Ma Zhe Min, Chen Bing became the first student for classical guitar at the Shanghai Music Academy where he studied several years with Ye De Min. Now he is working as a musician and teacher in Shanghai. I was one of the lucky people who listened his performance on June 12th. He played several pieces of Tarrega. One of them was the Carneval of Venice.

here you see Chenbing in the studio at Xiangyang Road