National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra
The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959. LIU Ju is the resident conductor. The Orchestra members mainly graduated from renowned music academies of China. At the averageage of 35, they all have been subject to rigorous professional training with excellent musicquality. As a national orchestra of China, the NBC Symphony Orchestra has great vitality and potential for development.
In the early days, the Orchestra has received warm care from Premier ZHOU Enlai. And it has engaged many famous conductors, like LI Delun, HAN Zhongjie, HUANG Feili, HUANG Yijun and LIN Kechang, in giving trainings and holding concerts.
Since the Reform and Opening-up of China, the Orchestra has made considerable progress in art production under the leadership of ZHAO Ruheng, the former Artistic Director of NBC. Jean Perrison(from France), the internationally renowned conductor has visited the Orchestra and offered guidance during his stay in China; the chief conductor of Peru's National Symphony Orchestra Ashley Lawrence, chief conductor of Royal Danish Ballet Peter Larsen held concert with the orchestra separately. In addition, the ballet and symphonic music concerts conducted by Chinese conductors like LI Guoquan, BIAN Zushan, HU Bingxu, CHEN Zuohuang, TAN Lihua, HU Yongyan, LI Xincao, YANG Yang are extensively acclaimed by music community from at home and abroad.
Led by the Artistic Director FENG Ying and Music Director ZHANG Yi in recent years, the Orchestra held concerts actively and performed a lot of excellent music works of different times as well as different styles, such as the classical romantic works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schumann; the modern classic works of Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, Mahler and Bernstein; and the Russian music works of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Moussorgsky, Shostakovich and Kabalevsky. The Orchestra also premiered a series of new music works of Chinese outstanding composers cooperating with the NCPA. The cooperation with the world famous conductors like Max Pommer and Schumalfuss, cellists like Gustav Rivinus and Li-Wei Win, tenor like Carreras, pianists like Lang Lang, CHEN Sa and TAN Xiaotang, violinists like LÜ Siqing and NING Feng, as well as the famous Japanese composers Joe Hisaishi has great significance to the progress of the Orchestra.
In order to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the establishment of NBC in 2014, the NBC Symphony Orchestra made an 8-CD album of the live concerts. With the further advance made in the development of Chinese literature and art, the NBC Symphony Orchestra will be more irreplaceable in the artistic stage of Beijing in the near future with its excellent competitiveness and unique artistic style.