Our Guzheng Ensemble is led by Internationally renowned artist, Zi Lan Liao.
Our diverse Guzheng ensemble brings 2,000 year old music to a 21stCentury audience. Since 2006, Zi Lan started to teach Guzheng at the Pagoda, her students have performed in festivals, music clubs around Liverpool, Warrington and North Wales.
Zi Lan Liao has given solo recitals on the Guzheng since 1985 around the world.
Our performances have always been hugely popular with audiences, is for the warm personality and engagement with audiences. During the recitals, Zi Lan will usually talk about the instrument as well as about the pieces and their composers, many of whom provide intriguing stories and the musical journey of the Guzheng.
…What a wonderful evening’s enchanting music this was! It was one of the best nights out I have had for a long while…Zi Lan’s great musicality, poise, and physical and spiritual unity with the instrument were particularly apparent in all she played… Our interest in all the Zi Lan had played and told us was obvious in our prolonged and warm applause, her playing and her personality were both charming and delightful.
Daneille Perrett (Review from the UK Harp Associations Performance 1990)
…Star of the show was the talented and chatty Zi Lan Liao, newly graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music, who give gave an amusing and `informative demonstration of both a Western and the Chinese Harp.
The Chronicle (Chester Festival August 1991)