2019-07-31 12:20:47 source: 宁波市人民政府网站
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It is learned from the related press conference that the 2019 National Pipa Exhibition and Performance event will be held from August 13 to 19 in Zhenhai District of Ningbo, when the pipa masters all over the country will gather in Ningbo for the activities, attracting about 200 pipa players nation wide (including those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) for participation.
The event is sponsored by the Chinese Musicians Association and the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, and jointly organized by the Pipa Society of the Chinese Musicians Association, Ningbo Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film and Tourism, Ningbo Literary Federation, the Publicity Department of Zhenhai District Party Committee and Ningbo Chinese Culture Promotion Association.
During the period of the event, the activities include the opening and closing concerts, the national professional training for pipa teachers, the related academic seminars and cultural activities for the benefit of the people and the national pipa exhibition and performance. The event aims to exhibit the development and achievement of the pipa art in recent years in China and discover and cultivate distinctive pipa players.
Ningbo has made great contributions in the promotion of the pipa art in recent years. Since the proposal of building Ningbo "a city of music", a series of building plans and related policies and measures have been launched to promote the rapid development of the course of music. According to some statistics, currently, there are 46 pipa playing societies in Ningbo, and there are pipa training courses in every district or county of the city, with a total of over 100 pipa teachers.
（Executive Editor: Yijun CHEN）