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88 Strings

88 弦

…plucked string heaven… audience member attending our first public appearance June 9, 2022

88 Strings is a Canadian qurtet that mixes traditional Chinese, Persian and Western plucked instruments, specifically harp, guitar, guzheng and tar. We specialize in new musical inventions and adventures written or arranged specifically for our group. 88 Strings began as a project of the Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra (VICO) during the pandemic, and we thank them for inviting us to form this group.

Our first “public” performances took place during VICO’s THE LONGEST NIGHT: MUSIC FOR SOLSTICE (SOLACE) in December 2020, performances presented as a series of videos. Below is a selection of these wonderful recordings.

Our First Public Performance
Live in concert June 9