Zhao Dengshan and his guzheng solo composition
Chanting of Tiema

One of the most celebrated comtemporary guzheng solo pieces which has become classical

Composer Zhao Denshan

Zhao Dengshan, a renowned Chinese master performer, composer, educator, is one of the highly acclaimed instrumentalists, and has worked in the National Orchestra of the Jilin Province, China. He is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, China Guzheng Music Society, vice president of the Association, members of the Institute of Chinese folk music, the Chinese Folk Orchestra guzheng Professional Committee (China 'zheng Council), Vice-President of China Guzheng Society.

Born in 1933 in Shandong Province, Zhao's great interest in music and in all sounds from nature has started already from his childhood. At the age of eight he began learning from various masters for Chinese folk and traditional music. In 1950 he studied the guzheng from the grand master Mr. Zhao Yuzhai. Soon he began to perform in public both in China and abroad, on solo and collaboration with national orchestras. He is not only an well-known performer, but also a excellent composer and educator. Nearly six decades of artistic career, he has composed a number of pieces and worked hard to inherit and carry forward the Chinese traditional music, in the pursuit of guzheng art to perfection, took great efforts to cultivate folk music talents.

Free music Samples that can be downloaded in mp3 format
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Chanting of Tiema (Tiema Ying)
performed by Liu Fang

Liu Fang plays guzheng

Chanting of a tiema - composed by Zhao Dengshan in a classical guqin style. The imitation guqin style depicts a Chinese temple in the mountain, with the night being clear and brightly moonlit, and the light breeze moving the hanging tiema (wind chimes) under the eaves.

This following demo piece was performed by Liu Fang at concert live in 2003, at the Centre Pierre-Peladeau, Montreal. Studio recording available in Liu Fang's guzheng solo album entitled "Emerging Lotus " (see comments and press reviews)


On-line listening:

The second track on myspace.

The 10th track on Liu Fang's Guzheng solo album released in 2008.

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The following high quality video was recorded by
the Dutch TV chanel "Friday sounds".

See the official website site:


Chinese music: The soul of pipa, Vol. 1, released in 2003 Chinese music: The soul of pipa, Vol. 2, released in 2001 Chinese Pipa and Guzheng music, released in 1999

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