Dragon Ball - 2015

  Canada’s largest Chinese New Year Gala will feature performances by singer Jully Black, flutist Ron Korb with the Toronto Yuefang Ensemble, and dinner by Celebrated Michelin Chefs.
  The Dragon Ball is in its 26th year and is one of the…
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Happy Holidays

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our new website just launched in 2013. Since we launched the new site we lost a lot of our ranking but we are very happy to work with Bandzoogle where we can sell mp3s, sheet music…

First show in Hsinchu

I felt like the jet lag was mostly shaken off when we arrived in Taiwan and I was looking forward to playing the eight shows we had scheduled. The first concert was just flute and piano which we were a…
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Unlike Elton John, I love Taiwan.

Back in 2004 Elton John called a group of Taiwanese reporters waiting at Taipei airport "Rude vile pigs,...Do you know what that means? Rude vile pigs. That's what all of you are." Personally I find Taiwanese rather polite and unlike…

Kuala Lumpur

We travelled by skytrain to downtown Kuala Lumpur which is Malaysia’s capital and often abbreviated as K.L. This is the biggest and most economically driven city in the country. It is hard to believe that the last time I was…

Theremin in Petaling Jaya

After Malacca we pressed on to Petaling Jaya on the outskits of Kuala Lumpur. We played in a venue called Toccata Studio run by two Malaysian classical musicians who had studied in England. The space is multi- purpose and can…

Exotic Malacca

After performing at the NUS Culture Centre in Singapore we took a bus North to Malacca in Malaysia which is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Malacca has a long and interesting history. It was the home of…

Kicking off the Tour in Singapore

The tropical garden city of Singapore is the perfect place to start a tour. A beautiful, friendly, modern, multicultural place with a blend of Chinese, Malay, Indian and British colonial culture. It is quite warm since it is situated just…

Travels Through China

In 2007, I had the privilege of playing a concert at the recently relocated and beautifully renovated historic Shanghai Concert Hall. Yes, I did say relocated, as the Shanghai local government spent six million dollars to jog the hall over…
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To Blog or Not to Blog?

A month ago I went to a writers meeting at a local restaurant. It was very enriching to get feedback on my writing and learn a little about the way the writing world works. The discussion quickly moved to the…

Gala Charity Event in Shanghai

Li Jia and Ron Korb, Shanghai      The Charity Carnival is a grand event held annually in Shanghai at the Millennium Hotel in Hongqiao. This charity raises money for operations for children from poor families with congenital heart disease…

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