• Hua Yanjun (1893 -1950)

    Hua Yanjun (1893 -1950)

    Hua Yanjun, more commonly known as A Bing, was born in Wuxi in 1893 and learned how to play a variety of Chinese instruments, including the erhu, when he was a child. His most famous erhu work is Moon Reflected in the Second Spring.

  • Liu Tianhua (1895-1932)

    Liu Tianhua (1895-1932)

    Liu Tianhua was one of the greatest composers in Chinese history, who had profound knowledge about Chinese traditional music, being able to play several instruments such as the erhu and the pipa.

  • Deng Jiandong

    Deng Jiandong

    Deng Jiandong, born in Wuxi, is an artist affiliated to the People's Liberation Army Air Force and is acclaimed for his ability to express subtle feelings with the 1,000-year-old, two-stringed instrument.

  • Wan Qixing

    Wan Qixing

    Wan Qixing, who has been in erhu industry for more than 60 years, is a legend of the town. He began to learn erhu-making in 1953 when he was 15 years old. Over the past six decades, Wan has made great efforts to pass down his skills and techniques to younger generations.

  • Gu Yue Erhu Workshop

    Gu Yue Erhu Workshop

    ​Gu Yue Erhu Workshop is the largest and most influential erhu workshop in Meicun town, Wuxi Xinwu district. The workshop was established by Wan Qixing, a prominent Wuxi craftsman.

  • Lin Sheng Erhu Workshop

    Lin Sheng Erhu Workshop

    ​The Lin Sheng Erhu Workshop was built by Lu Linsheng, a reputed erhu maker who is equal in popularity to Wan Qixing. The workshop was one of the first erhu factories in Meicun.

  • Jin Bo Erhu Workshop

    Jin Bo Erhu Workshop

    Jin Bo Erhu Workshop was built by Qiang Jinbo, a craftsman who has been working to playing and making erhu for over 40 years.

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