- 2016年03月25日 星期五 19:30
吕思清与飞利浦Philips、拿索斯Naxos、马可波罗Marco Polo以及其他知名唱片公司合作出版了多张专辑，其中与西班牙毕尔巴鄂交响乐团合作的“萨拉萨蒂小提琴作品名演”大获成功。此外，他使用六把斯特拉迪瓦里、瓜奈里、阿玛蒂意大利名琴演奏并与多伦多室内乐团合作录制的“维瓦尔第《四季》名琴版”，则被权威乐评家称为“演绎与录音均属A+天碟级，是可遇不可求的无敌制作”。他还曾录制过四版《梁祝 》小提琴协奏曲，其发行量数以百万，并被喻为当今最佳版本。吕氏的专辑“梦幻曲－吕思清浪漫小提琴曲集”1997年在香港发行后，即被台湾《音乐时代》、《中国时报》评为每月最佳唱片、“音响论坛”年度最佳100张唱片。吕思清的演奏经常在包括美国《纽约时报》WQXR音乐台、芝加哥WFMT音乐台、波士顿WBGH电台、加拿大CBC电台、德国WDR音乐台、瑞士伯尔尼电台、日本NTV电视台、中国中央电视台、香港凤凰卫视、亚洲电视、第四电台等全球上百个电视台和电台中播出。
世界著名的美国指挥家莱纳德· 斯拉特金于 2008 年 9 月开始在美国底特律交响乐团担任音乐总监。自 2011 年 8 月开始，他还担任法国里昂国立管弦乐团的音乐总监一职。 自 2008 年秋，他成为美国匹兹堡交响乐团的首席客座指挥。莱纳德· 斯拉特金于 1996 年成为美国华盛顿国家交响乐团的音乐总监。他曾经是美国明尼苏达管弦乐团的首席客座指挥，在那里他创立了明尼苏达夏日音乐节。在英国，他是伦敦爱乐乐团和英国皇家爱乐乐团的首席客座指挥，也是英国 BBC 交响乐团的首席指挥。
Cindy McTee Circuits
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No.5 “Reformation”, Op.107
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Siqing Lü, violin
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Siqing Lü, violin
One of the most outstanding Chinese violinists today, Siqing Lu is the first Asian violinist to win the first prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy in 1987. Hailed by Strad as “an outstanding talent”, Siqing (pronounced See-Ching) has performed to acclaim in more than forty countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa that has taken him to some of world’s most prestigious concert stages including the Musikverein, Vienna; Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, New York; Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles; Southam Hall at National Arts Centre, Ottawa; Maison Symphonique, Place des Arts, Montreal; Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, London; Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Louis XIV Opera House at Palace of Versailles, Paris; The Great Hall, Moscow; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre, Melbourne; Esplanade, Singapore; National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing. Siqing Lu has worked with many of the world’s esteemed musicians including Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lawrence Foster, Jaap van Zweden, Osmo Vänskä as well as leading Chinese musicians such as Oscar winner Tan Dun, with whom Siqing gave the world premier performance of his Violin Concerto “Hero” in Poland in 2011, Long Yu, Jia Lu, Muhai Tang, Shao-Jia Lu, Wen-Bin Jian, Chao-Liang Lin, Yujia Wang, Jian Wang and others. He has performed with some of today’s leading orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Russia National Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of the NCPA, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, among others. Siqing Lu has released over 20 CD and video recordings for Philips, Naxos and Marco Polo. His recordings of the most famous Chinese violin work, the “Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto has sold well over a million copies worldwide and his interpretation of the work has been widely considered the best among the more than 40 available recordings of this concerto. Siqing Lu was born in 1969 in Qingdao, China and began violin study at four. As an eight-year-old, he became the youngest student ever to be accepted by the famed Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing as a special student and studied with Prof. Zhenshan Wang. At 11, Lord Yehudi Menuhin chose Siqing to study at his school in London. In 1984 he returned to China for advanced studies at the Conservatory in Beijing, and five years later, he went to New York city and studied with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School. In addition to the Paganini First Prize, Siqing Lu was a winner of numerous international competitions including those in Beijing, England, and the U.S.
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the world and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads) and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in music for a CD featuring violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.
A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the United States government, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Moreover, he has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business. He holds honorary doctorates from many institutions, including The Juilliard School, Michigan State University, Indiana University, the University of Rochester, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Slatkin has held posts as Music Director of the New Orleans Symphony, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, where he founded their annual Sommerfest. Furthermore, he has held titled conducting positions with the Blossom Music Center, and both the Grant Park and Great Woods music festivals.
He has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. Among those in America are the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Elsewhere he has worked with all five London orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich’s Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Slatkin’s opera conducting has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Vienna State Opera, Stuttgart Opera, and Opéra Bastille in Paris.
Founder and director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C., Slatkin remains a passionate music educator. He has conducted and taught at such institutions as the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, the Aspen Music School, the Jacobs School at Indiana University, the National Orchestral Institute, the Music Academy of the West, and the New World Symphony.
Born in Los Angeles to a distinguished musical family, he is the son of violinist-conductor Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, founding members of the famed Hollywood String Quartet. He began his musical training on the violin and first studied conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at Juilliard. He is the father of one son, Daniel, and makes his permanent home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his wife, composer Cindy McTee.