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LÜ Jia and China NCPA Orchestra Concert
LÜ Jia and China NCPA Orchestra Concert
  • Performed by:China NCPA Orchestra, LÜ Jia, and ZHANG Hongyan
  • Hosted by:Shenzhen Concert Hall
  • Time:2022-09-10 ( Saturday) 20:00
  • Address:Symphony Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall
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Children under the age of six or 1.2 meters will not be admitted. Each audience should have a ticket (ID card is also needed) regardless of the age.
 
 

China NCPA Orchestra
Music Director: LÜ Jia 
Conductor Laureate: Zuohuang Chen
 
China NCPA Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing. Since its founding in 2010, the orchestra has fast established itself as one of the most adventurous and dynamic orchestras in the country and earned an international reputation through extensive performances abroad.
 
Numerous world-renowned artists have collaborated with the orchestra, including Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Fabio Luisi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leif Segerstam, Gunter Herbig, Shao-Chia Lu, Xian Zhang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Stephen Kovacevich, Khatia Buniatishvili, Lang Lang, Yuja Wang, Haochen Zhang, Kyung-Wha Chung, Vadim Repin, Siqing Lu, NING Feng, Jian Wang, Gautier Capucon, Alison Balsom, Sabine Meyer, Placido Domingo, Leo Nucci, Renee Fleming among many others. Lorin Maazel worked closely with the orchestra before his passing and praised the musicians for their “amazing professionalism and great passion in music”. Christoph Eschenbach also declared it as “one of the finest orchestras in Asia”.
 
Over the years, the orchestra has gained critical acclaim for its artistic excellence in both concerts and operas. To date they have played in over 60 NCPA opera productions, including classical repertoires such as Tristan and Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Aida, Otello, Nabucco, Tosca, Turandot, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, and newly commissioned works Rickshaw Boy, The Long March, Fang Zhimin, The Jinsha River, Visitors on the Snow Mountain and The Dawns Here Are Quiet. Their live recording of The Ring without Words with its creator, Lorin Maazel, was released on SONY Music worldwide, the only recording the great maestro ever made with an orchestra from China. The orchestra has consistently offered creative and diverse programmes through its concert season. As part of its continuous efforts to promote contemporary music, the orchestra presented the China Premieres of major works by John Adams, Toru Takemitsu et al. and gave the World Premieres of dozens of substantial new orchestral works commissioned from composers across the globe, including Qigang Chen, ZHAO Jiping, Michael Gordon, Kalevi Aho, et al. It has also played a significant role in the NCPA's Young Composers Programme, providing a unique platform nurturing the next generation of composers in China.
 
With its commitment to educational and outreach activities, the orchestra has presented a series of Weekend Matinee Concerts at its home venue, providing local audience specially selected programmes and accessible ticket prices. The orchestra also frequently initiates wide-reaching educational projects in association with educational institutions across the city. Alongside its concert series, the orchestra has received widespread praise for its international appearances at the Kissingen Summer Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and concerts in many cities in Germany, as well as in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Daegu, Abu Dhabi, Taipei and Macau. In 2014, the orchestra undertook its first North American tour and returned in 2017, where it performed at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Davies Symphony Hall and other major venues in the US and Canada, under the baton of LÜ Jia. Musical America praised its “joyful confidence and youthful strength”. Concerto Net described it as “a polished, first rate ensemble”.
 
In 2020, the NCPAO led by the Music Director LÜ Jia has collaborated with LI Xincao, CHEN Lin, LI Biao, YANG Yang, ZHANG Yi, Siqing Lu, Haochen Zhang and many other artists in presenting online concert series over 5 months period. In November, the NCPAO announced its 2020-21 season after several rounds of adjustments. The new season sees the orchestra’s performances in operas including Fang Zhimin, Visitor on the Snow Mountain, LAN Huahua, and the premiere of the NCPA’s new production of Gianni Schicchi. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the 160th anniversary of Mahler’s, Music Director LÜ Jia conducts the NCPAO in Egmont with actor SUN Qiang and a series of classic symphonies and chamber works of the two great composers. The 2020-2021 season features several Chinese artists’ debuts, among them YU Feng, ZHANG Jiemin, Jinxu Xiahou, Jianing Kong, Tianqi Du, and CHEN YUE. Highlights of the season also include the returns of ZHANG Guoyong, YUAN Ding, SONG Yuanming, Xuefei Yang, ZHANG Qiang, LI Jia, and David Wang. As the Composer-in-Focus, ZHAO Jiping’s music will be performed by the NCPAO throughout the season. 
 
In February 2012, LÜ Jia took up the post of Chief Conductor, succeeding Zuohuang Chen, NCPA’s then Artistic Director of Music as well as a founder of the orchestra. In January 2017, LÜ Jia started serving as NCPA's Artistic Director of Music and the NCPA Orchestra's Music Director.
 

Conductor: LÜ Jia
The Chinese conductor LÜ Jia has received great acclaim internationally. Born into a musical family in Shanghai, LÜ began studying piano and cello at a very young age. He later studied conducting at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, under the tutelage of esteemed conductor Zheng Xiaoying. At the age of 24, LÜ entered the University of Arts in Berlin, where he continued his studies under Professor Hans-Martin Rabenstein and Robert Wolf. The following year, he was awarded both the First Prize and Jury’s Prize at the Antonio Pedeotti International Conducting Competition in Trento, Italy, and launched his career as a conductor.
Over the past decades, he has conducted over 2,000 orchestral concerts and opera performances in Europe and America, and became the first Asian conductor to serve as the artistic director of a major Italian opera house, as well as the first Chinese conductor to lead Chicago Symphony. He has worked with important productions at the Bayersiche Staatsoper in Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and La Scala in Milan, as well as opera houses in Lausanne, Turin, Rome, Naples, Verona, Venice, Florence, Frankfurt and Stuggart. He has also worked with many renowned orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Lyon National Orchestra in France, Finnish Radio Symphony, Hamburg Radio Symphony, Bamberg Symphoniker, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and many others across Europe, America and Australia.
LÜ Jia was the first Chinese conductor to record Felix Mendelssohn’s complete orchestral works, and also the only conductor so far who has recorded the complete works by the important Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm. His interpretations of German Classical Romanticism and French Impressionists have been praised for their “extremely convincing musical interpretation" with "musical precision and perfect baton technique.” Having directed nearly 50 operas in Italy and Germany, homelands of the European opera tradition, he has also been praised by Italian music critics as “a conductor who understands Italian opera even better than the Italians themselves do”.
In 2007, his performance of La Gazza Ladra at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro was voted as European Opera Production of the Year. That same year, in recognition of his important contribution to musical culture in Italy, LÜ Jia was awarded the President’s Prize by President Giorgio Napolitano. In 2012, the Domingo International Vocal Competition invited LÜ Jia to serve on the jury, making him the Competition’s first-ever Chinese jury member.
In 2012, LÜ Jia was appointed as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Opera at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing China. Under his musical direction, NCPA's own productions of Lohengrin, The Flying Dutchman, Othello, La Nozze di Figaro, Un Ballo in Maschera, Tosca, and many other works, have received glowing reviews from the international press. With these brand new productions aspiring to high international standards, the NCPA has become a strong contender in the world of opera, and also launched an exciting new chapter in the history of professional opera productions in China. In the meantime, the NCPA Symphony Orchestra, under LÜ's baton, has fast established itself as one of the leading new ensembles in the orchestral world in China, presenting impressive performances season after season.
Since 2017, LÜ Jia has been appointed as Artistic Director of Music of National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), and Music Director of China NCPA Orchestra. Before taking up his current posts in Beijing, LÜ served as Music Director at Verona Opera, Artistic Director at Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, as well as Chief Conductor at Trieste Opera, Symphony Orchestra of Florence, Lazio Chamber Orchestra of Rome and Norrkopping Symphony Orchestra in Sweden. In addition to his NCPA music directorship, he is also currently the Music Director and Principal Conductor of Macao Orchestra.
 

Pipa: ZHANG Hongyan
ZHANG Hongyan, a famous Chinese contemporary pipa player, an educator and a national second-class professor, serves as a doctoral supervisor at the Central Conservatory of Music (CCM), Director of the Traditional Chinese Instruments Department of CCM, Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection and Research Center of CCM, Distinguished Professor of School of Arts Peking University, Honorary Academician of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Honorary Committee Member of Chinese Culture Promotion Society, a council member of the Chinese Society for Technical and Vocational Education, and a visiting scholar at the Columbia University.
 
Hongyan began her pipa lessons at the age of seven, successively under the tutelage of ZHANG Shijun, SUN Weixi, and LIN Shicheng. She is a performer, a music educator and a social music disseminator, travelling through more than 50 countries in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania and collaborating with many conductors. As a soloist, she has been invited to perform in the seasons of such well-known orchestras as the Symphony Orchestra of Bavaria, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Israel Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Brazil National Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of South Korea, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Praised as “a messenger from the East and an unparalleled musical fairy” by the foreign media, she has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, The Philharmonie Berlin, Wiener Musikverein, Smetana Hall, Mariinsky Theater, Suntory Hall and many other major venues. Her students have won many awards in the major music competitions at home and abroad, and many of them have become the core teachers in the colleges and universities across the country. Hongyan was the recipient of several prizes, including the Yang Xuelian Music Education Award, “Baosteel Education Fund” Outstanding Teacher Award, Beijing Advanced Individual of Teacher Virtue, Beijing Labor Medal, Beijing March 8th Red Flag Medal, Capital Spiritual Civilization Construction Award and so forth. She has initiated the "Play and Talk" lecture concert for the purpose of promoting the culture of concert hall, promoted the high art and the concert hall culture, and held the "Public Music Lecture by ZHANG Yanhong", taking traditional culture and pipa music as the content and making important contributions to the development of Chinese national music.
 
Program
Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92, B. 169
Jiping Zhao: Pipa Concerto No.2 (Pipa: ZHANG Hongyan)
Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in e minor (From the New World), Op. 95
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
II. Largo
III. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro con fuoco
(Please check program updates at the concert.)

Program
Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92, B. 169
Jiping Zhao: Pipa Concerto No.2 (Pipa: ZHANG Hongyan)
Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in e minor (From the New World), Op. 95
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
II. Largo
III. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro con fuoco
(Please check program updates at the concert.)
 
 
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