'ER HU MASTER' GEORGE GAO SIAN CHAY CHARITY MUSIC CONCERT 二胡大师高韶青善济慈善音乐会

Date

25 Nov 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Genre

Classical

Details

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.

✯ 加拿大Gemini大奖提名演奏家

✯ 奥斯卡金像奖最佳纪录短片《颍州的孩子》参与演奏家兼作曲家

✯ 曾任台湾艺术大学,中国音乐学院,上海视觉艺术学院,上海师范大学等专任或客席教授

✯ 划时代韶琴二胡发明者

获加拿大Gemini大奖提名的高韶青先生集演奏,作曲,音乐制作,乐器改革为一身。

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"。

在二胡演奏方面,高韶青是世界上公认的当今最优秀的,最创新的二胡大师之一,是现代二胡音乐的代表。他曾是北京全国二胡邀请赛一等奖,最佳指定曲目,最佳自选曲目三大奖得主。他的代表作有著名的超高技巧的二胡改编曲《卡门幻想曲》,《吉普寨之歌》,他首演的二胡曲包括《秋韵》,《中国畅想曲》,《二胡随想曲》系列等。高韶青勇于在艺术上创新,把爵士乐、摇滚乐、环境音乐、中东音乐、印度音乐、南美音乐及乡村音乐元素引进二胡,这些创新的理念以及他及富有感染力的音乐诠释成为二胡迅速推向世界音乐舞台的重要元素。他被公认为对中国音乐现代化有巨大的影响艺术家,他的音乐启发了中国音乐的“新民乐”潮流。高韶青曾与许多著名交响乐团合作,其中包括美国旧金山交响乐团,奥地利格拉斯交响乐团,德国班伯格交响乐团,丹麦欧伯格交响乐团,俄罗斯爱乐交响乐团,法国 Lille交响乐团,加拿大多伦多交响乐团,加拿大广播公司交响乐团,加拿大国家艺术中心交响乐团,上海交响乐团,中央民族乐团,香港中乐团,新加坡华乐团,台湾国家国乐团等。每年上百场的演出,使他成为世界上最忙碌的二胡演奏家之一。

高韶青发明的“韶琴二胡”,大大增大了二胡的音量,改善了二胡高把位的音色,2012年高韶青用韶琴二胡移植演奏的柴可夫斯基《D大调小提琴协奏曲》,又一次震惊乐坛,好评如潮。高韶青发明的韶琴二胡电插件把二胡与现代电子音乐科技接轨,大大拓宽了二胡音乐的视野,开拓了二胡艺术发展的无限可能。

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Venue

Esplanade Concert Hall
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981

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