A fusion of different musical genres, languages and a unique musical performance

The musical and stage performance of Professor Dong Jinming, organized in cooperation with the “Confucius” Institute in Niš and Serbia Zijin Copper, was a true delight for art and culture enthusiasts. The highlight of the evening was a joint performance with colleagues from Slovenia, percussionist Kris Kolat and keyboardist Damir Marek. Together, they played the traditional and contemporary compositions “Jasmin” and “Music in the style of Xinjiang “, as well as the Serbian songs “Tamo daleko” and “Hajde, Jano”. – The organizer made sure that Professor Dong was accompanied on stage by local performers, so the visitors enjoyed the sounds of the flute, accordion, violin, clarinet and the Vlach traditional dance.

BOR LAKE.– At the “Jezero” hotel on Bor Lake (June 26), a musical and stage performance by Professor Dong Jinming was held. This event, organized in cooperation with the Confucius Institute in Niš and Serbia Zijin Copper, was a true delight for art and culture enthusiasts.

Dong Jinming is a virtuoso on an oriental musical instrument called “erhu”. Erhu is a Chinese violin with two strings, and it is a traditional stringed instrument used by various ethnic groups in China. Connoisseurs say that the tones produced by the erhu can evoke tenderness or tremendous power, so this instrument is equally used in traditional and contemporary musical arrangements, such as pop, rock, jazz and applied music.

Professor Dong, who is also the Deputy Dean of the Yangtze College of Arts and Sciences in Nanjing, China, delighted those present with his expressive performance. The highlight of the evening was a joint performance with colleagues from Slovenia, percussionist Kris Kolat and keyboardist Damir Marek. Together they played the traditional and contemporary compositions “Jasmin” and “Music in the style of Xinjiang”, as well as the Serbian songs “Tamo daleko” and “Hajde, Jano”.

Dong Jinming told reporters after the concert that it was his first time in Bor and Serbia and that Balkan music is significantly different from Chinese music.

It is this diversity that gives the charm that I want to bring closer to the Chinese and Serbian audiences. I am very grateful to the Confucius Institute in Niš and the company Serbia Zijin Copper for giving me the opportunity to play in Bor and present Chinese music to the people of Serbia. That is why my colleagues from Slovenia and I performed with great pleasure and passion. Now I have the opportunity to combine Balkan and Chinese music and to bring great musical tones to China, as I did in Serbia, i.e. Bor. I am constantly looking for inspiration and want to learn as much as possible about Serbian music said Professor Dong.

The organizer made an effort to have local performers accompany Professor Dong on stage, so the visitors enjoyed the sounds of the flute, accordion, violin, clarinet and the Vlach traditional dance.

This musical evening is a symbol of the long-standing friendship between China and Serbia. The company will continue to cherish and support the cultural exchange between China and Serbia, strengthening the ties between the two nations through art and joint projects – said the General Manager for corporate responsibility in Serbia Zijin Copper Zhang Yicheng and emphasized that he hopes that the company will have the opportunity to organize events in the future as well.