- 2019年04月06日 星期六 19:30
Wang Feinan: Suite "Post-battlefield"
Qigang Chen: La Joie de la souffrance
Paul Hindemith: Symphonische Metamorphose von Themen Carl Maria von Webers
George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Liu Rui, violin
Yang Yang, conductor
Liu Rui, violin
Violinist Liu Rui was born on March 3, 1983 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. He started learning violin with his father at the age of four. At the age of ten, he was admitted into the Primary School of Central Conservatory of Music and started his life of learning music in conservatories. During his eight-year life in the Primary School and the Middle School affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music, Liu Rui has studied under Professor Xiangyang Li and Professor Xiaozhi Huang successively, which laid solid foundation of music education and accumulated rich playing experience. In 2001, he was then admitted into the Central Conservatory of Music and studied under Professor Zhenshan Wang. During the academic years, he had performed on stage many times and engaged in exchange programs overseas. In 2005, Liu Rui graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music and joined the China Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, Liu Rui was promoted to the assistant concert master of the China Philharmonic Orchestra.
During his tenure in the orchestra, Liu Rui joined its international tours intensively and participated in many major performances at home and abroad, including playing as soloist in Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra during the China Philharmonic Orchestra's Maritime Silk Road Concert Tour in 2016. In addition to engagements with the orchestra, Liu Rui also cooperated with distinguished musicians and participated in many important performances, including playing the theme song "You and Me" of the 2008 Olympic Games, and cooperated with Professor Qigang Chen, a famous composer, and the famous director and filmmaker Mr. Yimou Zhang successively, to play the theme music of the movies such as “Under the Hawthorn Tree” and “The Flowers of War” and his musicianship is highly regarded.
Yang Yang, conductor
Yang Yang, born in a musical family, learned piano with Prof. Li Qifang. Later, he learned conducting respectively with Prof. Xu Xin and Prof. Wu Lingfen, and then was admitted to the Conducting Department of Central Conservatory of Music, being one of the students of Prof. Yu Feng.
In November 2006, Yang won the first place for his outstanding performance at the Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for Orchestral Conducting in Greece. It’s the first time for the Chinese conductors to have such honor.
As one of the most active young conductors in China, Yang has maintained close partnership with all mainstream orchestras and opera houses domestically. Meanwhile, he has successfully left tracks at a host of foreign orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, German Philharmonic Orchestra of Cologne, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, National Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra, New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Italian Verona Opera House, Teatro Regio Torino, Italian Rome Philharmonic Orchestra, French Cannes Symphony Orchestra, Bordeaux Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Orchestra of Spain, Greek Symphony Orchestra, Athenian Chamber Orchestra and Korean Incheon Philharmonic, etc.
He had sincere cooperation with world famous musicians such as cellists Lynn Harrell, Alban Gerhard, Wang Jian, Natalia Gutman, violinist Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Midori, Sarah Chang, Augustin Dumay, Lenard Karpison, Cho-Liang Lin, pianists Gary Graffman, Lang Lang, Barry Douglas, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kun-Woo Paik, Jon Kimura Parker, soprano Sumi Jo, clarinetists Sabine Meyer, Wenzel Fuchs, French horn players Radovan Vlatkovic, Stefan Dohr, etc. Yang had also cooperated with all Chinese distinguished musicians.
Recommended by maestro Yu Long, Yang started his conducting career in the year of 1998, at the First Beijing International Music Festival (BMF). Since then, he conducted operas and concerts at BMF eight years consecutively. From 2000 to 2016, Yang Yang held the position as the Assistant Conductor and Resident Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO). In 2006, Yang Yang attended an advanced training course hosted by maestro Myung-whun Chung in Korea. In 2009, he has presided over the founding of Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO).
Since 2009, Yang Yang and HPO had successfully completed ten music seasons, and performed at leading festivals including Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Ravello Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Taormina Festival, Ljubljana Festival. He also toured with HPO extensively in Russia and Estonia. In 2018, Yang toured with HPO to Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Hungary, the Belt and Road countries, winning great applause and high critical acclaim at home and abroad.
From his conducting career to 2016, when he was appointed as Music Director and Chief Conductor of China National Opera House, Yang had conducted China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Opera House and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and successfully demonstrated many of the great operas, such as Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Carmen, as well as many Chinese opera’s debut in China including Night Banquet, Wolf Cub Village, Songs Of The Long March, The Red Detachment of Women and Manas. Yang toured with China National Opera House to Swiss and Italy for Giacomo Puccini Opera Festival with Turandot, Madama Butterfly and Songs Of The Long March successfully, which drew broad attention internationally and showed his outstanding talents in opera conducting.
Yang Yang is now acting as Music Director and Chief Conductor of China National Opera House, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.
Former Assistant Conductor and Resident Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Yang Yang has collaborated with the orchestra countless times. The last time was on February 24th, 2019 when he conducted compositions by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.