'ER HU MASTER' GEORGE GAO SIAN CHAY CHARITY MUSIC CONCERT 二胡大师高韶青善济慈善音乐会
25 Nov 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hailed as one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters today, the Gemini Award nominated erhu master George Gao began studying the erhu at the age of six, a few years later, he won First Prize at the Shanghai Junior Instrumental Soloist Competition and a Silver Medal at the China National Junior Instrumental Soloist Contest in 1982. In 1985, he swept the three highest prizes of the Beijing China National Invitational erhu Competition. In 1999, He won a Recognition Award for his appearance at the 13th World Festival for Young Students in Pyongyang, North Korea.
George Gao studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
After winning the first prize in the Beijing National Erhu Competition, George Gao launched on a truly international performing career. He toured the US, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China extensively and featured as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Taiwan National Chinese Orchestra, National Arts Center Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and I Musici etc. George Gao has also performed many recitals, including appearances at the Glenn Gould Studio, the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), City Hall Concert Hall (Hong Kong), and the National Concert Hall (Taipei). Billions of people around the world have watched him on CCTV, China's most watched TV station.
George Gao is a hot session player, his erhu performance is frequently recorded by many world renowned composers, film, record producers. George is featured in the soundtrack for the popular science fiction television program Earth: Final Conflict, which has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.
An enthusiast of many musical styles, George organized the Beijing rock band Red Maple Leaf and the pop group Snowman. In Toronto, he collaborated with many world music artists including Jesse Cook, Donald Quan, Ron Korb and joined many world music ensembles such as Bowfire, Silk Orchestra, George Gao Ensemble and Memento. He has pioneered the development of new music for the erhu, fusing traditional Chinese music with jazz, Western Classical music, New Age, and other ethnic music from different world cultures.
As a composer, George Gao has composed music for many films and documentaries. He co-composed with Brian Keane for Bill Moyer's Productions/Lenon Documentary 3 part documentary film Becoming American, the Chinese Experience. In 2006, George Gao has co-composed and recorded the sound tracks for the Oscar winning short documentary The Blood of Yingzhou District. In 2010, The Warriors of Qiugang, another short documentary which George Gao has co-composed and recorded, has nominated by an Oscar again. George Gao is also a songwriter who has a few hit songs in China. He has written many erhu works including Capriccio for Erhu, which was designated as compulsory work for the final round of the 2002 International Dragon Cup Erhu Competition and Erhu Capriccio No. 2 - Mongolian Fantasy, which was designated as compulsory work for the final round of the 2008 Shanghai Spring Festival International Erhu Competition and 2011 Taipei Chinese Instrumental Competition for Erhu.
在作曲方面，他为许多美国，加拿大电影，电视，广告谱曲，其中包括电影“Landing”，“Yellow Wedding”，广告包括获广告音乐金奖的加航广告。高韶青的二胡作品《二胡随想曲－思乡》，《二胡随想曲第二号－蒙风》，《二胡随想曲第三号－炫动》 ,《二胡随想曲第四号－戈壁》及《二胡随想曲第五号－纳西》，被公认为当今二胡的佳作，也是许多重大国际二胡比赛必选曲目。2006年，他参与作曲并演奏的电影纪录片《颍州的孩 子》获奥斯卡最佳纪录短片奖。2010年，他参与作曲并演奏的另一部电影纪录片《仇岗卫士》再获奥斯卡最佳纪录短片奖提名。他与美国曾获过二十多次Grammy大奖及题名的美国作曲家Brian Keane合作为美国超级电视网PBS配写了名为“Becoming American - the Chinese Experience”纪录巨片。他的二胡演奏被许多好莱坞电影，电视所录制，其中，他演奏的收视率极高的科幻电视连续片《泰星来客》被著名的Emmy大奖提名为"最佳主题音乐奖"。
Esplanade Concert Hall
1 Esplanade Drive