Renowned HuQin Master
Mr. Ma Dongyan is the leading teacher of Australia Dunhuang Arts Academy and is also a famous performer of Huqin. He graduated from Central Conservatory of Music and was guided by famous bowed and stringed musical instrument master Liu Mingyuan and Professor Li Heng. In addition, he was the vice-chief of the China National Traditional Orchestra. Now, he is the president of the Society of Chinese National Ethnical Orchestra in Australia, and works as the music director of Chinese Musical Sector at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, as well as the main lecturer of Chinese Traditional Music in the Faculty of Music in the University of Melbourne. At Australia Dunhuang Arts Academy, Mr. Ma is the specially-invited music director, and meanwhile he is teaching Erhu, Banhu, Gaohu, and courses of the Appreciation of Chinese Traditional Music, and the Performance of Ethnical Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Ma cooperated with Australia Dunhuang Arts Academy to establish a "Dunhuang Huqin Orchestra", with all the performers from professional musical background in China.