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China's star cellist Jian Wang

China's star cellist Jian Wang

Updated 12 July 2013, 15:34 AEST

European classical music has a long history in China and the cellist Jian Wang is one of its stars.

More than 30 years ago, the academy-award winning documentary "From Mao to Mozart" thrust him on to the international music scene.

His talents came to light just as China was emerging from the cultural revolution and now he's recognised as one of the finest cellists in the world.

Jian Wang says he began playing the cello in Shanghai when he was just 4 years old.

Presenter: Kate Arnott

Speaker: Jian Wang, Chinese cellist

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