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Er Hu was introduced into China more than 1000 years ago, it is believed to have originated from Central Asia and came to China in the 10th Century. It is a two stringed bowed musical instrument, known as a spike fiddle or southern fiddle and known as the Chinese violin in the Western world. It is the most popular instrument of this family, it has no fingerboard, the strings are supported by a vertical post that pierces the resonator. Er Hu is a lower version and slightly bigger instrument than the Goahu. It is used in both traditional and contemporary music such as pop, rock and jazz.


The award winning Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra performs around the world.


It is the first and largest Chinese Youth Orchestra in Europe. Their unique sound and joyous melodies give their audiences a flavour of both Chinese and Western, & ancient, and modern experimental fusion.Throughout the years, many young people between the ages of 4 to 20 have learnt to play Chinese musical instruments. Its not just about music but about learning and sharing their rich cultural heritage. 


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