SHEN Fanxiu Organist
SHEN Fanxiu is an organist, harpsichordist and Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music. She holds Master’s Degree of Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien Vienna. She studied organ playing under the tutelage of Professor Rudolf Schulz and studied harpsichord playing under the tutelage of Professor Gordon Murray.
SHEN Fanxiu has initiated teaching for harpsichord, organ and Baroque music in China. She has also founded and been serving as Art Director of Beijing International Baroque Music Festival.
As the first Chinese organist, SHEN Fanxiu has been invited to hold organ solos at Summer Organ Festival of Stuttgart, White Nights Festival of St. Petersburg, Kwassui Gakuin of Japan and Sungkyul University of South Korea.
She worked with The Mariinsky Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and European Union Youth Orchestra, and played organ under the baton of Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Michel Plasson. She joined hands with Albrecht Mayer (Principal Oboist of Berlin Philharmonic) to perform Baroque works.
She has also worked with China National Symphony Orchestra to play organ for symphonies in Hall of Columns in Moscow, Palacio de Congresos in Paris and Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
SHEN Fanxiu has held organ concerts at Beijing Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Jinfan Concert Hall, Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Xi'an Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, among others.
ZHANG Hongyan Pipa Performing Artist
ZHANG Hongyan is a Pipa player and educator. At the age of seven, she began to learn to play Pipa. She ever studied under the tutelage of ZHANG Shijun, SUN Weixi and LIN Shicheng.
In 2011, she kicked off her personal music season, and held four different concerts of solo, ensemble, chamber music and concerto within one week.
This musician, who calls herself a “Pipa Traveler”, has visited more than 30 countries across Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Oceania. She used to perform in cooperation with more than 40 conductors (such as ZHENG Xiaoying, CHEN Zuhuang, TANG Muhai, LÜ Jia, SHAO En, YU Long, Thomas Sleeper from the US, Aaron Gottfried from Israel and Valery Gergiev from Russia), as well as China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, The Macau Orchestra, Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Brazil National Symphony Orchestra, South Korea National Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She performs at world-famous Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Goldener Saal Wiener Musikverein, The Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Suntory Hall of Japan, etc.
LIU Yang Trombonist
LIU Yang is Associate Professor of Trombone in the Central Conservatory of Music, Principal Trombonist of China National Symphony Orchestra, and Vice President of Chinese Trombone and Tuba Players Association. In 1991, he began to learn to play trombone under the tutelage of Professor LI Fu. In 1997, he was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music with excellent academic performance, and then he studied under the tutelage of Professor ZHAO Ruilin. In 2000, he was enrolled by Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken as graduate majoring in Trombone, and received Master’s Degree in 2004. He received the highest degree of instrumental music above M.A. in 2006. During his stay in Germany, he was invited by German National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Bremen and Mannheim Chamber Orchestra to serve as Principal Trombonist. In 2005, he took the post of Deputy Principal in trombone part of Rhineland National Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2006, employed by the Central Conservatory of Music, he returned to China and began to teach in the Central Conservatory of Music. Up to now, he is the guest principal trombonist at invitation of China National Symphony Orchestra.
As a trombone artist, LIU Yang has devoted himself to concerto cooperation with many orchestras and wind bands. He has held solos at NCPA, Qingdao Grand Theatre, Henan Art Centre, Inner Mongolia Grand Theatre and other famous theatres and concert halls.
LIU Yang is successively invited to instruct in master classes of China Conservatory of Music, Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Shenzhen Arts School, Nanjing Arts School, Sichuan Conservatory of Music and other art colleges and universities.
YU Mingqing Cellist
YU Mingqing is President of Chinese Cello Players Association; Professor, Deputy Director of Orchestral Department and Director of Cello Teaching and Research Office of the Central Conservatory of Music; President of Classical Chamber Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music; Executive President of Youth Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music. He studied at Conservatoire royal de Mons, and received Level-I Diploma of Cello. He was awarded with the advanced diploma of cello and the highest diploma of chamber music, which was honourably conferred with high distinction by King of Belgium. As a solo cellist, he has cooperated with Belgian Royal Youth Symphony Orchestra to tour in five major cities across Belgium.
YU Jia Cellist
YU Jia is a young cellist returning to China after finishing her study in the United States. She is currently cello lecturer of the Central Conservatory of Music. In 1983, she was born in Beijing. Since childhood, she learned playing cello under the tutelage of her father - Chinese cellist Professor YU Mingqing. At the age of nine, she was invited to launch a tour performance in France.
After studying in the United States for 12 years, she went back to Beijing in July 2007, and began to teach at the Central Conservatory of Music. In 2008, as Principal Cellist, she was a member of China Youth Symphony Orchestra to visit and perform in South Korea. In recent years, she has repeatedly held many solo concerts.
In 2009, she set up Trio Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School. This orchestra has presented performances in Harbin, Xi'an, Norway, Dalian, Beijing Modern Music Festival, celebration for the 70th Anniversary of the Central Conservatory of Music, Opening Ceremony of Chamber Music Contest of the Central Conservatory of Music and various important concerts.
From 2009 to 2010, she compiled the cello part of Sevcik Etudes. From 2010 to 2011, she worked together with other teachers of the Central Conservatory of Music to record trio for cello, violin and clavichord and 12 sonatas of Teodorico Pedrini. This CD was published in 2012.
From 2010 to 2014, she has often cooperated with the U.S., Swiss and Chinese conductors to play cello concerto by Schumann.
Aureliusz Golinski Violinist
Aureliusz Golinski was educated at Poznan (Poland) and music academies in London and he devoted himself to baroque music the moment he heard it. For more than 25 years, the music of XVII and XVIII centuries has inspired him to explore the musical language of the past. His analysis and the long-term experience in performance of the early music resulted in his unique understanding of its structure and meaning. He is the leader of the award winning Polish Baroque Orchestra, Arte dei Suonatori, and he has worked with many of the major historically informed orchestras. He performs extensively as an Arte dei Suonatori leader, chamber musician and soloist all over Europe and in the USA. He has enjoyed countless collaborations with musicians all over the world, highlights include Martin Gester, Rachel Podger, Kati Debretzeni and Daniel Sepec. A creative programmer, he was the co-founder and Artistic Director of five music festivals in Poland over the past 20 years. He is a dedicated educator and holds position of baroque violin teacher at Royal Danish Academy of Music as well as gives numerous workshops and master classes in Poland.
Bolette Roed Clarinet Soloist
Bolette Roed graduated from the advanced solo performance class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, March 2004. Since then, her solo career has brought her to festivals and concert scenes all over Europe, Asia and the US. Parallel to the studies in Copenhagen, she also studied at Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, and she graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Copenhagen.
Soon after her debut, Bolette was appointed Artist-in-Residence of the Danish National Radio and in 2011 she was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Music Prize. Furthermore, she received the Grand Prize of Jacob Gade Foundation in 2003 and the highly esteemed “The Danish Music Critics Prize 2014”. She is part of The Danish State Art Council’s “Young Elite” programme.
Bolette is an all-embracing musician, working not only with the classical repertoire for recorder, but also with improvisation, folk and world music. Her repertoire ranges from medieval through renaissance and baroque to contemporary music and she has world premiered a large number of works. As part of her innate curiosity, Bolette is constantly striving to expand the musical playground of the recorder.
Since 2004, Bolette has toured as a soloist with Arte dei Suonatori - one of Europe’s most outstanding baroque orchestra. Additionally, she has performed as a soloist with Concerto Copenhagen, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Danish Orchestra.