Playing the Erhu

Sophomore Andie Liu explains how she came to play the Chinese violin


Jai Uparkar and Tyler Cho

The erhu, a two-stringed musical instrument which is more commonly known as the Chinese violin, was created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.). Considered one of the most popular Chinese musical instrument, the erhu is played with a bamboo and horsehair bow, a small sound box with a long upright neck, and strings held in place with tuning pegs.