Main Instruments




Erhu, the most distinctive Chinese traditional instrument. Two strings, played by the horse’s tail. It sounds deep, pure and elegant, to give people attractive, bold and beautiful feeling, can tune the performance of a variety of style, figure, long tone, etc. Erhu’s range of up to three octaves. The tune of erhu is rich in expression, which close to the sound of people, so it becomes a kind of wealth to the singing of the instruments. At the national orchestra, the erhu and its similar Zhonghu、Gaohu are the core of the musical instruments to play, and also are highly individual solo instruments.

Bamboo flute


梆笛中国北派吹奏乐器。演奏风格刚劲粗犷。乐器管身较短较细,音色高亢明亮,曲笛 中国南派吹奏乐器。演奏风格典雅清丽。

Bamboo flute is one of the most traditional Chinese musical instruments. The six finger holes bamboo flute are the most common. Bang-ti[Chinese piccolo], the wind instruments of Chinese Northern School, which is shorter and slender. It has a strong and piping tone ,the sound is sonorous and bright. Qudi, the wind instruments of Chinese Southern School .Its tone is pure and mellow, making it suitable for expressing delicate and understated moods.




The zither gradually spread to all parts of China from the northwest district since the Qin and Han dynasty. Commonly method performed is using the right hand in the three-finger pizzicato,produce pitch ornamentations and vibrato by the left hand.There are many techniques used in the playing of the guzheng, there are chop, pick, clean, tick, tick, rattle, summarized and so on by the right hand, there are sliding, kneading, flutter, the left hand. Zither has become a very important position at the ensemble modern national philharmonic  orchestra.