NCPA Young Composer Programme Award Concert
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Concert Hall
Date: December 13, 2017
The Echo of the Northern Wei Dynasty
Fields under the Stars
The Bronze Mask with Protruding Pupils
Night Breeze under the Dusky Moon
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25
ZHANG Yi, one of today’s influential young conductors in China, serves as the Music Director, Chief Conductor and Deputy Director of the National Ballet of China.
Learning to play the violin at the age of five, he was later recommended to Central Conservatory of Music, where he studied conducting with Prof. XU Xin and Prof. JI Ruikai. From 2000 ro 2003, he earned his Master’s Degree in the Saarbrücken HFM: Hochschule für Musik Saar, where he learned with Prof. Max Pommer, a renowned German conductor.
As a major young conductor in China, ZHANG Yi has performed in hundreds of concerts, operas and ballets. During the past two decades, he has cooperated with lots of orchestras at home and abroad, including China National Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Colonne of Paris, and Württemberg Chamber Orchestra etc.
In his performances around the world, ZHANG Yi collaborated with numerous artists such as Emmanuel Pahud, Wenzel Fuchs, Renaud Capucon, Jean-YvesThibaudet, Myung Wha Chung, Sarah Chang, Lang Lang, CHEN Sa, NING Feng and Li-Wei Qin.
Aiming to make more Chinese music and musicians known worldwide, ZHANG Yi conducted for the recording of YE Xiaogang’s symphony works New Music from China with Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2002, which was published by Wergo (Germany). In 2013, he went to London with the cellist Li-Wei Qin and collaborated with London Philharmonic Orchestra to record Britain music works. The record was published by DEECA Music Group.
Fascinated in modern music, he conducted many world premieres of Chinese and foreign works. In May 2012, he was given the “Award of Outstanding Contribution” at the Beijing Modern Music Festival for his numerous performances of Chinese and western modern music pieces.
China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is affiliated to China Conservatory of Music. Professor HOU Junxia, the Dean of Orchestral Instruments Department, China Conservatory of Music, serves as the President and Artistic Director of China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Professor YANG Youqing, the Dean of Conducting Department, China Conservatory of Music, serves as the permanent conductor of China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra brings together full-time teachers and excellent students in Orchestral Instruments Department, China Conservatory of Music. It has performed in many concerts, including “Mozart Music Week” organized by the Austrian Government, “Concert in Commemoration for the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Bartok” organized by the Hungarian Government, “Grieg Memorial Concert” organized by the Norwegian Government, “Beijing International Bass Festival”, “Israeli Culture Week” organized by the Israeli Government, “International Congress on Women in Music 2008” co-organized by International Alliance for Women Musicians (IAWM), and “Series Concert Bringing Greetings to the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” organized by Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra has worked in collaboration with Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and other famous conservatories of music at home and abroad. It has also presented many concerts themed with works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and other composers at NCPA, Beijing Concert Hall and the Forbidden City Concert Hall.