for cello solo(2022)
I. Tongliao Mountain
|Commission||Commissioned by and written for Erica Wise|
Erica Wise, cello
Mongolian Suite (for cello, 2022) is a collection of Inner Mongolian songs, both arranged and imagined. Having studied with the renowned scholar Wulalji since my childhood, I learnt songs that sing of mother’s love, friendship, courage, skies and stars, horses, mountains and grassland; I learnt about home and what it means to be away from home – something we all can relate to. These songs have a special place in my heart.
Mongolian Suite was commissioned and written for cellist Erica Wise who gave its premiere on February 3rd, 2023 at Servei Solidari, an organization dedicated to helping refugees adapt to their new life in Barcelona, Spain.
Mongolian Suite has six movements. They can be performed as a suite or as individual pieces.