Friday, November 3, 2017

The Musicians

I would like you to meet Amy and Benny, friends of my niece's who joined our family dinner on Halloween night.

Amy and Benny are both from China and studying at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Benny, who is completing his PHD in Music Performance, is a renowned double base player in his home country, and is being courted by the Beijing Symphony.

Amy, who is an undergraduate, has the same major and also plays the double base. I feel sure both of these students are multi-talented, but I have a bit more info on Amy. She has a beautiful voice, sings opera and and is proficient on both the Gugin,
which is a seven string instrument in the zither family,
and the Pipa, a four string instrument with a 2,000 year old history that is often seen in Chinese operas.


  1. Is it a Youtube video? As far as I remember they have a sharing symbol below the video area, one of which is for Blogger. If you share it then it automatically goes into a blank post in your new posts section. You then have to build the post around it.
    Hope you can understand this - they both sound to be very talented musicians.

  2. Well even without the video is is a nice post with two talented people!

  3. Aaren't you lucky to have met these two talented students!

  4. These instruments are very different to my eyes.

  5. Dearest Janey,
    How special for having such world class musicians as a guest!
    Smart how you have this unlisted, yet sharing it here with us.
    This is exactly the way we study our dance movements for our choir. It is from an unlisted YouTube video.

  6. Thanks for sharing this blog its very informative and useful for use.