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Adventure with Sounds, with ArcoStrum

Week of December 16, 2023

Musical World Tour
Strauss Shi – violin, erhu, dizi
TY Zhang – classical guitar, electric guitar
ArcoStrum invites you on a movie-like adventure with sounds from ancient Chinese instruments to the modern electric guitar. You’ll hear a Bach Partita, Hai-huai’s Horse Racing, De Falla’s La Vida Breve, and other virtuosic works on this program that combines mixed-genre, multi-cultural, and cross-era chamber music that celebrates music from all corners of the world.

The Four Seasons
Strauss Shi – violin, erhu, dizi
TY Zhang – classical guitar, electric guitar
Witness the exciting evolution of the violin-guitar duo in action as ArcoStrum proudly presents their new violin-guitar arrangements of beloved Latin American works by Assad, Gnattali, and Piazzolla along with a unique version of Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons. The finale features a wildly unique pairing of the Chinese erhu and dizi, together with the classical and electric guitar for an unforgettable experience of Chinese music and American instrumental rock!


Awarded as the recent Winner and Audience Prize of the 2023 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York, the ArcoStrum consists of three-times international First Prize-winning violinist Strauss Shi, and the Grand Prize winner of Guitar Foundation of America – International Concert Artist Competition (GFA-ICAC), TY Zhang.

Highlights of their 2022-2023 Season include major debuts at the Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts, Festival Cultural Zacatecas (Mexico), National Sawdust, Austin Chamber Music Festival, and Caramoor.

ArcoStrum captures the hearts of audiences through their charisma, virtuosity, and dazzling on-stage chemistry. The duo champions unique concert programming through their original transcriptions of beloved classical repertoire, traditional Chinese instrumental music infused with modern instrumentations, as well as virtuosic non-classical instrumental progressive rock.

Initially encountered at The Juilliard School, the two soon discovered unspoken chemistry not only in life but in music making. ArcoStrum is pushing boundaries and redefining the 21st century violin-guitar art form, presenting a new chamber music that is mixed-genre, multi-culture, and cross-era. More at