About the music: The name of this piece is Liang Xiao (Beautiful Night), which was composed by Liu Tian-Hua, a Chinese musician during the eve of Chinese New Year in 1927 on an ecstatic night together with his students in welcoming the beginning of the new year.
About the performer: ZHANG Wei-liang is a famous Chinese flute player, composer, and scholar, and a professor at the China Music Conservatory. He has a deep love for all kinds of flutes. He plays many different versions of the dizi, as well as the xiao (an upright bamboo flute), the bawu, the shakuhachi (the well-known Japanese bamboo flute), and the xun (a clay flute). The dizi is the traditional Chinese transverse bamboo flute, on which a piece of rice paper is placed over a whole to give it a small buzzing sound. He plays different versions of the flute, such as the alto dizi, the qudi, and the bangdi.