Nathania Ko is a Vancouver harp student, now studying the Konghou in Bejing. She performed the first Canadian solo Konghou concert Saturday night to a receptive and amazed audience. A newish invention, the Konghou is a blend of the modern pedal harp and the guzheng, and takes its name form the ancient harp which was similar to the chang (ceng).
The pieces were mostly chinese compositions, some traditional and some new, and feautured all the hallmarks pf the Konghou - bending notes, using a pick at times, and the throughout a emotional and evocative picture of the Silk Road. Rosanna Chiu joined her for the last piece in a beautiful Konghou and pedal harp duet. Brava to both!!