- 2023年03月31日 星期五 19:30
Dances of the North: Sun Yifan and Ning Feng Perform Scandinavian Classics
荷兰Channel Classics唱片公司为宁峰录制了多张备受好评的唱片，他的最新专辑Paganini: 24 Caprices + 1 收录了帕格尼尼24首随想曲及“告别”随想曲，于2021年1月正式发行，被英国BBC电台称赞为“能聆听到小提琴家如此轻松自如的演奏帕格尼尼真是太令人激动了，他的技巧完美到可以优雅自如地做到任何他所想要的音乐效果。”
Edvard GRIEG: Norske Danser, Op. 35
Carl NIELSEN: Violin Concerto, Op. 33
Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
NING Feng, violin
SUN Yifan, conductor
NING Feng, violin
Ning Feng is recognised internationally as an artist of great lyricism, innate musicality and stunning virtuosity.
Ning Feng has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and van Zweden, the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchester and Lawrence Foster. Other career highlights to date include performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, National Symphony(Washington), Helsinki Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Russian National Symphony orchestras among others. In chamber music Ning Feng has performed many times at the Schubertiade Festival, Kissinger Sommer Festival, and has collaborated with artists including Edgar Moreau, Daniel Müller-Schott and Nicholas Angelich.
In China, Ning Feng is held in the highest regard; he appears regularly with all the major orchestras. At the beginning of the 21/22 season Ning Feng opened the new season of Macao Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3, and the new season of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, with Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, and at the same time embarked on a tour of China in more than 10 cities, performing several sets of solo and chamber programs including Paganini’s 24 Caprices.
Ning Feng records for Channel Classics and his most recent disc ‘Paganini: 24 Caprices + 1’ was released in January 2021, hailed by BBC Radio “An absolute delight to hear a violinist so at ease with Paganini. So beautifully equipped to deal elegantly with any demand that he makes."
Yifan Sun, conductor
Yifan Sun is the 1st prize winner of the 10th International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest, 1st prize winner of the piano section of the 5th Asian Youth Music Competition (Senior Group), China National Scholarship and Germany National Scholarship winner.
In July 2020, Sun has conducted Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra as his debut in an orchestra’s season subscription concert, which drew much attention from the music industry in China. Recommended by maestro Long Yu, Guoyong Zhang and Yi Huang, in the year of 2020 alone Sun has successively conducted the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra and Kunming Nie Er Symphony Orchestra, and has won widespread praise. In December 2020, on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, Sun and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra gave the premiere performance of Qianhai and Ode to Shenzhen, written by composers Xianglin Zhou and Ning Wang. At the end of December, Sun conducted Xi'an Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s gala concert, with the leading soprano Liping Zhang as featuring artist. In January 2021, at the invitation of music director Jia Lv, Sun made his debut with China National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra with huge success, which immediately brought him invitation back to the NCPA Orchestra in October 2021 for another season subscription concert. In April, he was invited to conduct the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as replacement of maestro Laurence Foster. In the same year he conducted Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra’s Children's Day Concert, which was warmly received. In June 2021 he was invited by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as one of the four young generation conductors to conduct the orchestra in serial concerts. January 2022 sees Sun’s return to Shanghai Symphony Orchestra again for a season subscription concert. In July 2022 under recommendation from Long Yu, Yifan Sun has conducted Shanghai Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of the tone poem A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains by Zhao Lin, which is co-commissioned by 23 orchestras in China.
Sun has worked with various leading soloists and vocalists including the violinists Bin Huang, Ning Feng, soprano Liping Zhang and pianists Zee Zee, Yingdi Sun and Sa Chen.
Yifan Sun was born in 1994. As a piano major, he got accepted to the primary school affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with the highest score in 2005 and later on to the middle school affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music without examination, studying under the famous pianist and educator Minduo Li. In 2014, he was admitted into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as a first-place freshman of the conducting major, studying under renowned conductors and educators Guoyong Zhang and Daye Lin successively. At the same time, Sun continued his piano studies under the famous pianist and educator Jian Li, and obtained double bachelor's degree of Conducting and Piano with honors. At school, he was selected to participate in master classes with Joma Panula, John Nelson, Thomas Sanderling, Ronald Zollman, and was well praised by all. In addition, he was also the long-time music assistant of the celebrated composer and conductor Dun Tan, responsible for the Martial Arts Trilogy, Water Heavens and many other projects.
Yifan Sun has been appointed as Assistant Conductor of China NCPA Orchestra since 2022.