Conductor: Zhang Yi
Violin: Wang Zhi-Jong
Works by Richard Strauss
Dance of the Seven Veils from Salomé
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.8
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
The program and performer are subject to change
Conductor: Zhang Yi
Zhang Yi, Music Director of the Central Ballet, Artistic Director of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra,
Artistic Director of the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra,
an expert enjoying special government allowances from the State Council,
and a "four batches" talent of the Central Propaganda Department.
Zhang Yi began to learn the violin at the age of 5.
In 1990, he was recommended to the Conducting Department of the Central Conservatory of Music under the
tutelage of famous conductors Professor Xu Xin and Professor Ji Ruikai.
From 2000 to 2003, he studied for a master's degree at the Saarbrücken Conservatory of Music in Germany,
and received the careful teaching of the conductor Professor Max Böhmer,
who is known as the "living fossil" of the German conducting circle.
As one of the most influential conductors in China,
Zhang Yi has performed concerts, operas and ballets with many famous orchestras at home and abroad,
such as China Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra,
German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, German Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra,
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Cuba Symphony Orchestra, Royal Swedish Opera, etc.
His footprints are all over Europe, the United States, Australia and Asia. He has collaborated with
famous Chinese and foreign artists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Emmanuel Pahud, Wenzel Fuchs,Reynolds,
Capisang, Thibaud, Zheng Minghe, Zhang Yongzhou, Lang Lang, etc.
The king and queen of Malaysia highly praised him, and the local news media also spoke highly of him:
"Zhang Yi is a splendid, incredible and charming young conductor".
Zhang Yi has conducted many Chinese premieres of Chinese and foreign works,
such as Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Story", Ye Xiaogang's "Nine Horses", Chen Qigang's "Raise the Red Lantern" (ballet),
Mozart's "C "Mass in Minor" and the Chinese premiere of Rossini's "Lady of the Virgin", etc.
In addition, he has also recorded many Chinese and foreign works, such as Ye Xiaogang's symphony works
published by the German Wergo record company, and the British London Philharmonic Orchestra and cellist Qin Liwei
recorded British works albums for the DEECA record company.
In May 2012, he won the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Beijing Modern Music Festival for conducting a
large number of Chinese and Western contemporary music.
Zhang Yi can also be seen in major national events,
such as the 10th anniversary celebration of Hong Kong's return in 2007 and the opening ceremony of the
2008 Beijing Olympic Games, in which Zhang Yi conducted and recorded most of the music for the
opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, including the theme song "Me and You".
In November 2015, Zhang Yi led the China National Ballet Symphony Orchestra to the Palais des Nations in Geneva,
Switzerland to hold the "Joint Concert of the Five Permanent Members of the United Nations"
to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Switzerland,
the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War.
In March 2017, he led the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra to the United Arab Emirates to
participate in the Abu Dhabi Arts Festival, which was a complete success.
Violin: Wang Zhi-Jong
As a leader among the younger generation of musicians, violinist Wang Zhijiong has attracted attention for
every step he has taken in his playing career. At the age of 14,
she was invited by Master Menuhin to perform on stage with the orchestra under the command of the master,
and performed a concerto with the French Lille Symphony Orchestra.
Since then, she has been active on the domestic and international stage as a soloist.
In the most recent season, Wang Zhijiong was invited to give a recital at the famous Lucerne Festival;
toured with the French Loire Orchestra under the baton of Pascal Loffi; in Japan,
with the Osaka Century The orchestra performed with the NHK Symphony Orchestra;
in addition, she appeared on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Wang Zhijiong has a very large number of repertoires.
In addition to performing traditional repertoires,
she is also devoted to the study of modern and modern music works,
such as Gubaidulina, Weir, Lutoslavsky, Schnittke, Ligeti, The work of Schoenberg et al.
In the most recent season, Wang Zhijiong premiered Anna Soklovic's Improv Comedy Part 3 and
Nikolai Badinsky's Violin Concerto No. 2.
After holding his first solo and conducting concert with the Paris Chamber Orchestra,
Wang Zhijiong became very interested in this new format.
After that, she soloed/conducted Mozart's Concerto,
Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Piazzolla's Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, etc.
Since 1998, Wang Zhijiong has been the winner of many domestic and foreign competitions,
including: First place in the Menuhin International Violin Competition in 1998,
which was the last competition held by Master Yehudi Menuhin before his death.
In the same year, in the China National Youth Violin Competition,
she became the youngest first prize winner in the youth group,
and also won the "Best Chinese Work Performance Award";
She has won awards in major competitions such as the Sibelius Violin Competition in Finland,
the Lipitzer International Violin Competition in Italy, and the Tchaikovsky Music Competition.
In recent years, domestic and foreign media have paid special attention to Wang Zhijiong and gave them high praise.
Critics called her playing "a perfect blend of virtuosity and rich musical expression" and
"one of the most well-rounded violinists in today's music scene".
During these years, Wang Zhijiong has performed with the French National Radio Symphony Orchestra,
the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra,
the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic and Shanghai and
Beijing. Cooperation with symphony orchestras in other places. Notable musicians who have performed with her include:
Yehudi Menuhin, Yuri Tamikanov, Jung Myung Hoon, Christopher Poppen, Gidon Kramer, Lynn Harrell, Marty Yas Bamet, Oko Kam,
Christian Armin, Anthony Witte, Joel Levy, Tang Muhai, Chen Xieyang, Lu Jia, Zhang Guoyong, Yang Yang, Zhang Yi, Lin Daye, etc.
Wang Zhijiong's recordings are recorded and released by Accentus Music in Germany,
and his most recent publication is Sibelius and Stravinsky's Violin Concerto with the British Philharmonic Orchestra and
conductor Thomas Sandring. Recently, a Chinese violin concerto album has been published and distributed worldwide,
including He Zhanhao/Chen Gang's "Liang Zhu" and Shen Ye's "Violin Concerto",
performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Chinese conductor Yang Yang.
Wang Zhijiong studied under Professor Yu Lina, a famous violinist and educator.
Afterwards, he studied with the violin master and former principal of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the
Hamburg Academy of Music and Drama and the Berlin Eisler Academy of Music, and obtained a soloist degree.
After graduation, he taught at the Berlin Academy of Music.
Wang Zhijiong is currently a professor of violin and deputy director of the Orchestral Department at the
Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She uses a 1716 Stradivarius violin sponsored by the China Foundation with
Il Cannone strings provided by Larsen.
The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra is a
professional symphony orchestra established on the basis of the former Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The predecessor of the Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra is the Shanghai Film Orchestra established in 1956 and the
Shanghai Radio Orchestra established in 1949.
The two ensembles have made significant contributions to the development of Chinese film and radio and television respectively.
In 1996, the Shanghai Film Orchestra and the Shanghai Broadcasting Orchestra merged to form the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra.
During Hu Yongyan's tenure as music director, the orchestra developed and improved by leaps and bounds,
completing its transformation into a professional symphony orchestra.
In April 2004, the orchestra officially changed its name to the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra,
with the famous conductor Mr. Chen Zuohuang as the artistic director, and began to implement an international music season management model.
In January 2008, young conductor Zhang Liang served as the permanent conductor of the orchestra.
In March 2009, the famous conductor Mr. Tang Muhai took over as the artistic director.
Since January 2018, famous conductor Zhang Yi has served as the artistic director of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra,
opening a new journey for the orchestra.
Date and Time: 2022.06.24 Friday 19:30 Venue: Shanghai | Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall Tickets: 80/180/280/380/480