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China Trio

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Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Concert Hall

Date: May 20, 2017

Duration: Approximate 120 mins (Intermission Included)

ProgrammePiano Trio No. 1 WANG Zhiyi

Movement Ⅰ. Andante

Movement Ⅱ. Moderato

Movement Ⅲ. Allegro

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor Maurice Ravel

Movement Ⅰ. Modéré

Movement Ⅱ. Pantoum: Assez vif

Movement Ⅲ. Passacaille: Très large

Movement Ⅳ. Final: Animé

——Intermission——

Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87  Johannes Brahms

Movement Ⅰ. Allegro moderato

Movement Ⅱ. Andante con moto

Movement Ⅲ. Scherzo: Presto

Movement Ⅳ. Finale: Allegro giocoso

Presenter

LÜ Siqing, Li-Wei Qin, SUN Yingdi - China Trio

China Trio consists of three outstanding Chinese musicians: Violinist LÜ Siqing, Cellist Li-Wei Qin, and Pianist SUN Yingdi. Each of the three musicians won top awards from Paganini International Violin Competition (LÜ Siqing), International Tchaikovsky Competition (Li-Wei Qin), and International Franz Liszt Piano Competition (SUN Yingdi), which brought them high reputations around the world. They share not only similar experiences in professional music performance, but also the same life style and career goal, making them close friends of each other and well-collaborated partners on stage. With the love to chamber music and the willingness to promote chamber music, three musicians have founded the China Trio.

Violinist LÜ Siqing is the first Asian violinist to win the first prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy in 1987. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls in more than 40 countries, under the baton of numerous great conductors with best orchestras across continents. Cellist Li-Wei Qin achieved a great success at the 11th Tchaikovsky International Competition where he was awarded the Silver Medal, and he also won the First Prize in the prestigious 2001 Naumburg Competition in New York. Li-Wei has appeared all over the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician, and has attended the Royal Albert Hall, London twice during the celebrated Promenade Concert (known as The Proms) as a soloist. The New York Times has spoken highly of Li-Wei, say that “Mr. Qin has a great deal going for him, including a meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique”. Pianist SUN Yingdi won the First Prize in the 7th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition held in Utrecht, the Netherlands in April 2005, making him the first Chinese pianist to win this prestigious competition. Yingdi’s outstanding interpretation of Liszt is praised by major media reports as the “Liszt in primary colours.” Recently, Yingdi has been an active solo and collaborative pianist, touring in many countries and performing with various musicians and conductors in concert halls worldwide.

Since its establishment in 2011, China Trio has been giving concerts in China and overseas successfully. In the past five years, the Trio has been continuously invited by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) to perform in its renowned NCPA May Festival. The Trio has also been invited to the Great Hall of the People to perform in a banquet held for the head of foreign state. Their repertoire includes chamber masterworks by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvořák, Smetana, Arensky, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and HU Yao, showing brilliant skills and harmonious cooperation in the performances. Besides chamber performances, China Trio has also collaborated with NCPA Orchestra for Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, also known as Triple Concerto. Each of the three musicians has performed TAN Dun’s “Martial Arts Tetralogy”, including violin concerto Hero, cello concerto Crouching Tiger, piano concerto Banquet, and triple concerto Resurrection.

China Trio is a group with outstanding musicians to present the most beautiful music. “Great musicians together present the aesthetic of music” has become the motto of China Trio. The Trio dedicates to present to the world the highest level of chamber music from China.

Source:National Centre for the Performing Arts

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