Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall
Sitting proudly on the tranquil Ersha Island, Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall is the crown jewel of the Pearl River necklace that embellishes Guangzhou city. The unique and modernistic grand-piano-shaped building fully expresses the inner musicality bond to its function, and teaming up with the neighboring Guangdong Museum of Art for a beauteous picture.
Built in 1998, named after the prominent Chinese musician Xian Xinghai, Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall, the once biggest odeum with a full range of functions and the most advanced equipments, was recognized for its high standards. The largest performing space is the Orchestral Hall, which seats 1,518 when all areas are in use. And the more intimate Chamber Hall holds an overall site capacity of 461 while the additional Musical Workshop Space accommodates 100. Outside the building stretches a Music Cultural Square which is capable of holding public occasions for thousands. Home to many premium musical instruments –the pipe organ from Czech, grand pianos from Germany and Japan, etc – as well as the versatile audio and video facilities, the Hall creates a world-renowned orchestral acoustics.
As the first professional ground for esteemed musical performing and a prestigious cultural exchange terminal, Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall can embrace every types of performance from the largest symphony orchestras to intimate solo shows while holding various musical events such as international music festivals and local art workshops. The Hall is also acting as education space for performing arts, recording studio, musical library, and an enquiry station for global music information.
After more than a decade’s illustrious development, Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall has become one of the most influential performance bases in South China and even in the whole country. Many famous orchestras and musicians had made their Guangzhou debut in Xinghai. And with their success Xinghai has been proven to be among the bests of the concert halls.