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In music's tranquil chamber, the future belongs to the young

Updated: 2021-05-08 09:07 ( China Daily )
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Young Chinese musicians, who are winners of the China Youth Music Competition-Hummingbird Music Award during the past few years, perform together as chamber music groups during the concert on April 24 in Beijing.[Photo provided to China Daily]

The compositions of men long dead lack no luster for teenagers.

It was a balmy spring Saturday in Sanlitun, an area of Beijing popular for outings, particularly of the nocturnal kind.

The area includes a garden dotted with gray-brick buildings with green vines climbing up the walls, a magnet for photographers.

Yet the prime attraction on this April evening was inside, where a concert titled The Sound of Youth, by 10 groups of teenage musicians, featuring music pieces by composers such as Carl German, Maria von Weber, Tchaikovsky and Schubert, was taking place.

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