World-renowned matouqin player performs in IMNU
As a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU)'s arts disciplines, Chi Baolege performed a concert of matouqin, or horse-head fiddle, in the university on Jan 16.
A matouqin ensemble gives by students of Chi Baolege at the concert held in Inner Mongolia Normal University on Jan 16.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Chi Baolege, a world-renowned matouqin player and a part-time professor in IMNU, played classical songs with his students.
Baolege's career was highlighted by some "firsts": he was the first Chinese to hold a concert in Mongolia, and the founder of the first matouqin band. He performed the first matouqin concert in Wiener Musikvereink Vienna, Austria.
Chi Baolege (middle) speaks during the concert in Inner Mongolia Normal University on Jan 16. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
To date, the 70-year-old matouqin performer has over 50,000 students throughout the country. He said he lives for matouqin.