Hu Bin

Hu Bin

Hu Bin is a well known erhu player. She will offer classes at this year's summer school on both the erhu and gaohu (high-pitched Cantonese fiddle). The earliest version of the instrument, known as the xiqin , was played with a horse-hair and bamboo bow and originated among the nomadic tribes to the north of China during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD). Hence, it is also known as the huqin , the ‘stringed instrument of barbarians'.