San Ureshi, which means ‘joy of the trio’, consists of guzheng (Chinese zither), erhu (Chinese fiddle), and percussion. Since its establishment in 2019, San Ureshi has been experimenting with various cultures, soundscapes and textures, breaking boundaries through their projects and compositions. Their performances have solicited wide praise including “a celebration of the creative”, “total serenity”, “bordering on mystical”, and “copious amounts of joy”.
Initially established at the School of Chinese Music & Arts to deliver a workshop for the Adelaide Festival Centre, San Ureshi has now evolved to present original works, facilitate community engagement programmes through partnerships with schools, local councils and organisations throughout greater Adelaide, and deliver ground-breaking projects and performances in public spaces and festivals, including the Ozasia Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Highlights include Art Gallery South Australia’s invitation to the trio to respond to artwork in 2019 for Islamic exhibition “No God But God”, in 2020 for Japanese exhibition “Samurai”, and in 2021 for the exhibition “True Self”. Today, the trio performs original music written by Zhao Liang, Satomi Ohnishi and David Dai – as a trio or sometimes with friends including the Bronzewing String Quartet and Alain Valodze.
Through the School of Chinese Music & Arts, over the last two years San Ureshi has been engaged in developing the programme Travel The World With Kids’ Music which has been widely received. Featuring children’s songs with rearrangements throughout, the show has become an intercultural phenomenon, a musical journey for many to enjoy!
November 12, 7:30PM
Northern Rivers Conservatorium Concert Room