Saturday, November 12 , 2022, 8:00 pm
 at
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Presenting
 


Desert River 大漠長河
Yazhi Guo 郭雅志 suona唢呐 & guanzi管子
with
Leo Blanco
,  jazz pianist and composer
Chi Wei Lo 駱奇偉, pianist and improviser
Chen Jun 陳軍, erhu 二胡 (special guest artist)
 

 











 


 
Desert River 大漠長河

~ Program ~


Rondo for suona and piano 回旋曲
by Ma Sicong
馬思聰
(4 min)

Chinese Ancient Dances for suona and piano
中國古代舞曲

(Suona version World Premier)
by Chen Yi 陳怡
Ox Tail Dance
牛尾舞
Hu Xuan Dance
胡旋舞
(6 min)

Taiji Hero 太極琴俠
for erhu and piano
by Chen Jun 陳軍
(5 min)

The Great Desert and the Yellow River - III
大漠長河 for suona and piano
by Hao-Fu Zhang
張豪夫
(16 min)

~ intermission ~


Poconos For suona and piano
by Leo Blanco
(premier)
(6 min)
YEMEN For guanzi and piano
by Leo Blanco
(premier)
(5 min)
Peru Lando for piano solo
by Leo Blanco
(premier)
(4 min)
Dance of the Golden Snake金蛇狂舞
for suona and piano

Chinese traditional
arr. by Yazhi Guo 郭雅志
(5 min)
Suona and Piano Improvisation
(8 min)

Jiu Er 九兒
f
or erhu and suona

Chinese traditional
(4 min)
War Horse Galloping 戰馬奔腾
for erhu and suona

by Chen Yaoxing
陳耀星
(4 min)

Program subject to change to comply with COVID mandates and rules of Jordan Hall.



Foundation for
Chinese Performing Arts

 

 
 

Yazhi Guo 郭雅志 suona 唢呐

Yazhi Guo,  received his Artistic Diploma from Berklee College of Music 2015,  is widely known as "THE"  best Suona player in Asia. He graduated from Beijing Central Conservatory of Music,  and was invited to stay on as an instructor for the next nine years.

The "Flexible Core"  invented by him in 1993 was a great contribution to Suona history. It solved the problem in Suona’s playing of complicated modulations and temporary inflexions. It allows Suona,  a folk instrument,  to play in large modern orchestras,  and greatly broadening the expressive force of this instrument.

In 1998,  he performed at the State Banquet welcoming President Clinton’s visit to China. Started in 1999,  he served as the principal suona of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and became the figured soloist. In April 2007,  Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra presented him in a large scaled sold-out concert titled "Guo Yazhi’s Wind Music World-Legend of Suona"  at Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall.

In July 2012,  the Orchestra presented him in another concert titled "Guo Yazhi’s Wind Music World 2-Raising the Bridal Sedan and Welcoming the Bride" . His talent and deep expression was enthusiastically received with critical acclaim. Yazhi has appeared many times on CCTV. His performances changed people’s attitude towards the "folk"  instrument Suona. He is a versatile and charismatic player. Apart from the Suona,  he can also play saxophone,  clarinet,  piccolo,  flute,  pipe,  sheng,  ocarina,  cucurbit flute,  and even ‘leaf’.

郭雅志, 唢呐及管子

美國伯克利音樂學院藝術家文憑。香港中樂團特約獨奏家嗩吶首席,  曾任教於香港演藝學院。
1990年畢業於中央音樂學院並獲留校任教。1993年發明"嗩吶活芯",令傳統嗩吶在轉換調式及變化音的演奏上有了重大突破。已成為嗩吶演奏家不可缺少的裝備。2007年及2012年,  在香港文化中心音樂廳舉辦《郭雅志的吹管世界 - 嗩吶傳奇》及《郭雅志的吹管世界抬花轎迎新娘》音樂會,反響熱烈。著名樂評周凡夫稱他"郭雅志的嗩吶, 大大改變了嗩吶的傳統形象, 更將嗩吶藝術帶入了新的境界"。指揮家陳澄雄稱他"巨匠級的演奏風範,無論傳統或現代曲風都表現得絲絲入扣,無懈可擊!"


1990年,畢業於中央音樂學院,獲留校任教。
1993年,發明"嗩吶活芯"裝置,獲國家文化部科技進步二等獎。
1995年,獲"富利通杯"中國國際民族器樂大賽二等獎。
1998年,獲美國Pro Musicis國際大獎。同年6月,被中國文化部選為最優秀的音樂家。
199912月至20118,任香港中樂團嗩吶首席及獨奏家,並任教於香港演藝學院。
20074月,創辦香港嗩吶協會並為首任會長。接受CCTV4"香江人物"專訪。
200711月,獲邀CCTV民族器樂大賽評委。
20082013年,獲邀為香港藝術發展局音樂評審員。郭氏與眾多樂團及歌星合作,為許多影視片及電視晚會配樂。出版有《江河水》《城市暢想》等十多張專輯。


Leo Blanco,  jazz pianist and composer

THE MUSIC OF PIANIST & COMPOSER LEO BLANCO......pulses with global rhythmic elements influenced equally by his South American roots and European classical traditions interwoven with improvisatory developments.

Blanco was born in the Venezuelan Andes where he absorbed folk music genres that were a mix of Afro-Caribbean, North American and European musical styles. By age eleven he was a violinist in the Merida Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 1996, his interest in world music and jazz brought him to Boston’s Berklee College of Music and he later earned a Master’s Degree in Composition at New England Conservatory.

In 1997 Blanco became the first Latin American to win to the prestigious Boston Jazz Society Award. The next year, he received the Billboard Grant Award for his commitment, achievement and contribution to society through music. Currently, he is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music.

Blanco has shared the stage with major international jazz artists including Terence Blanchard, Pat Metheny, Chucho Valdez (Irakere) and Joao Bosco. He has performed at numerous festivals including the Montreaux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and the Latino Festival and at the Kennedy Center. Blanco has produced and composed four albums under his name.

 

Chi Wei Lo 駱奇偉, pianist and improviser

Nervy, cerebral, passionate, mysterious and sensual…Flowing, aloft, and at the same time, grounded” (BMInt), pianist and improviser Chi-Wei Lo can well and truly smash the fourth wall. Having graduated from the Juilliard School under Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen, Lo enjoys interdisciplinary collaboration and is expanding his creativity through different performance formats. Lo is currently a doctoral candidate at the New England Conservatory, majoring in contemporary piano improvisation, where he was featured in a video as the representation of virtuosity in 2019.

Immediate major collaborators include: North American Medical Orchestra, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Pink Noise, Flower Pistils, Counterpoint Ensemble and New Asia Chamber Society. Lo has also collaborated with Benjamin Zander, Tyshawn Sorey, Yazhi Guo, Joe Morris, Nan-Chang Chen, Jaehyuck Choi, Hao Huang, and Xiaopei Xu, who Lo frequently performs in recent years as a piano duo.

Lo’s interdisciplinary performances have been presented by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, Harvard Musical Association, Ukraine Forward, College Music Society, Lancaster International Piano Festival, Tufts University, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, UCLA, Chinese American Museum (LA), Holland Music Sessions and German Society Of Pennsylvania, to name a few.

In 2018, Lo was commissioned by the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC) for its 10 years anniversary, which led to the album, Twelve Over Twelve, and the printing of Lo’s limited edition metro-card.

His solo tours, The Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins, Declaration of Aesthetics, Twelve Over Twelve, all included benefit concerts in accord with the belief that musicians should give back to their communities.

駱奇偉,1993 年出生於高雄,2010–2016 年之間榮獲美國紐約茱莉亞音樂學院 (The Juilliard School) 鋼琴演奏學士與碩士,師承國際知名大師Jerome Lowenthal 與陳宏寬教授,並接受知名藝術家 Roberto Poli、Ran Blake、Joe Morris、Anthony Coleman、Russell Sherman、Wha Kyung Byun、 宋如音教授、劉孟捷教授、陳必先教授 、Joseph Kalichstein、Matti Raekallio、Robert Levin… 等大師指導。

2005年參加波士頓胡桃山藝術學院 (Walnut Hill School for the Arts) 中華藝術表演基金會舉行的協奏曲比賽榮獲第一名,在戶外音樂廣場 (Esplanade) 與波士頓芭蕾舞團指揮 Jonathan Mcphee波士頓長木樂團 (Long Wood Symphony) 演出李斯特的《死之舞》。隨後獲得獎學金而跳級進入胡桃山藝術高中 (Walnut Hill School for the  Arts) 。 

2008 年在新英格蘭音樂院協奏曲比賽拿下第一名,並在音樂學院的喬登廳 (Jordan Hall) 由大師 Benjamin Zander 指揮演出拉威爾「G大調鋼琴協奏曲」,並在同場次演出史特拉文斯基芭蕾舞劇《彼德洛西卡》擔任鋼琴演出。

同年,在
A. Ramon Rivera鋼琴比賽拿下了第一名。 2010年贏得了 Williams Chorales比賽第二名、 Harvard Musical Association 第三名、 Steinway Competition (史坦威比賽第一名。

除了古典樂,奇偉也專心投入現代即興演奏,並在美國與歐洲各地重新詮釋麥克傑克森
 (Michael Jackson) ,詹姆斯布朗 (James Brown) ,以及皇后樂團 (Queen) 等經典名曲。

2016年奇偉與即興室內樂團 The Illustrators在紐約各地演出,一起錄製了一張實驗性專輯。 2017年九月成為美國新英格蘭音樂學院 (New England Conservatory) 博士候選人,主修現代鋼琴即興。 2018年五月和 Psychopomp Contemporary Ensemble (普緒科蓬現代即興樂團Bandcamp 發行了第一張網路專輯。

2018 年六月,在高雄捷運公司的邀約下推出「高捷十年,幸福綿延」一系列公益活動。在「致高雄」記者會,奇偉發表為高捷製作全球首發樂曲「致高雄」,隨後在光之穹頂大廳舉行「奔放文森‧梵谷:高捷公益快閃鋼琴音樂會」,並進行現場徵答,贈送「駱奇偉音樂會特仕版一卡通」。 同月,奇偉在高雄市文化中心至善廳舉辦個人鋼琴獨奏會《奔放文森》。 音樂人許馨心老師寫到:「看到了ㄧ場融合音樂、戲劇、繪畫、詩詞的多元藝術表演,而且全部都由ㄧ人包辦[...]演奏者不僅在表演形式上跳脫框架, 於音樂上的改編與即興也是一絕,實則力行此場音樂會所欲傳達之理念,足見演奏者其用心,令人欣喜!

同年十一月,奇偉受到紐英崙中華專業人員協會
 (New England Association of Chinese Professionals) 的邀請,以「音樂藝術與人生」為主題,即興演奏並講解莫扎特的「閃爍的小星星」、鄧麗君的「甜蜜蜜」兩曲,歡慶專協的第41週年。

奇偉的新專輯,《十二分之十二》也在十一月正式發行,受到全省十餘家電台訪問,今年一月初更在台北文水藝文中心、 高雄市音樂館進行公益巡演,贊助金額全數捐贈高雄市社團法人腦性麻痺服務協會。「我從小就想去偏遠地區彈琴給平常不會去音樂廳的人。 我記得當時聽到這個想法的人都笑了,但我至今還是保持同樣的初衷,」奇偉說到:「我們不能忘記自己的根,我身為一個高雄人,就應該要從高雄的團體開始捐助。」

 
Chen Jun 陳軍, erhu 二胡 (special guest artist)

Chen Jun is a renowned Erhu virtuoso in China.  Born into a prodigiously musical family, Chen Jun is the third generation of Chen’s Erhu (with his daughter Chen Yimiao the fourth generation) which has been engaged in erhu performance for over 100 years.

Chen Jun has won numerous awards at a very young age.  Chen Jun’s winning of the first prize of the 1st TV Instrumental Competition in 1989 firmly established himself as the leading erhu player of the generation. His highly acclaimed performance with the Orchestre National de Lille in 1997 won him the nickname of “The Paganini of the Erhu”.

“Erhu Classics” was Chen Jun’s debut CD recorded in 1997 with the label Naxos Records.  Further CD releases with Naxos included “The Erhu Player” and “Dialogue with the Erhu”, which have been widely distributed to more than 70 countries.  In 2010, Chen Jun released the album “The Taichi Warrior of Erhu”.  He published his own erhu teaching course in 2014.

In 2008 his erhu recital was held in the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, which was the first traditional Chinese music recital since its inauguration. His international career took him to Musikverein in Vienna, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall in London, Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts in New York, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.  His audiences include French President Nicolas Sarkozy, US Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and Emperor of the Emirate of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.   British  composer Andrew Lloyd Webber highly praised Chen Jun’s Dubai performance, of which his erhu solo “New Horse Racing” has been watched online 100 million times.

Chen Jun was the lead actor in the 2000 movie "Liu Tianhua", the life of the erhu master.  He won the Best Actor Award in the 11th Shanghai Movie Critics Association Award from this movie.  In 2009, his movie “The Road to Taichi”, a collaboration between Central Studio of News Reels Production of China and Lowik (Taichi) of Canada, was awarded the Best Movie Award in Sport Movies & TV at the 28th International Milano FICTS Festival.

Since 2006, Chen Jun has been the jury of a number of preeminent Chinese music contests, which include the TV Instrumental Competition and Jinzhong Erhu Competition.  He is also the judge of “Guoyuedadian”, a Chinese instrumental competition TV series from 2018 to 2021.

陈军,中国当今著名二胡演奏家,现任中国音乐家协会二胡学会副会长,中国民族管弦乐学会胡琴专业委员会副会长,湖南师范大学音乐学院教授。

陈军出生在一个二胡世家,祖孙四代从事二胡演奏100多年。陈军自幼便在全国顶级比赛中多次获奖,如1983年北京二胡邀请赛第二名,直至1989年荣获中国顶级赛事中国首届电视大赛二胡第一名,成为新一代二胡的领军人物。陈军1995年成为中国第一个登上中国春节联欢晚会的二胡演奏家,1997年与法国里尔国家交响乐团合作,被誉为二胡的帕格尼尼。

1997年陈军与世界著名唱片公司naxos合作出版唱片专辑《胡弓传奇》《弦语》等。2010年出版专辑《太极琴侠》,单曲《太极琴侠》在网络总播放约一亿多次。2014年出版二胡教程《二胡是这样练成的》

陈军每年在世界各地参加各类表演,曾在维也纳金色大厅、悉尼歌剧院,英国阿尔伯特音乐厅、美国林肯艺术中心举办过音乐会。曾经为法国总统萨科齐、美国总统乔治布什、奥巴马、英国总理科尔、迪拜酋长穆罕默德表演二胡。在迪拜演出时得到世界著名音乐家韦伯的高度赞扬。

此次表演的二胡视频《新赛马》在网络总播放量约一亿次。

2000年陈军主演电影《刘天华》,在影片中饰演二胡一代宗师刘天华,获得2001年上海影评人协会最佳男主角。2009年主演由中央新闻纪录电影制片厂和加拿大lowik(taichi)inc制片公司共同制作电影《太极之路》,荣获第28届米兰国际体育电影节最佳影片大奖。

2008年陈军受邀夏季奥运会香港分会场开幕式表演,2008年成为中国国家大剧院首位举办二胡独奏音乐会的演奏家。

2009年担任中国二胡赛金钟奖专业比赛评委,2006年起多次担任顶级赛事中国中央电视台民族器乐电视大赛评委。2018-2021年担任中国极具影响力电视综艺节目《国乐大典》导师 。




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