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Winning works from rising talent

NINE international award-winning musicians from Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SCM) will perform at the He Luting Concert Hall on May 7.

Luo Wei, the 11-year-old winner of the 11th Chopin International Youth Piano Competition will play his award-winning piece, Fritz Kreisler's "Leibesleid" (arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff) at the concert.

Violinist Yin Oukalin, winner in youth group of the first CCTV National Violin and Piano Competition, will perform the solo violin work "Carmen Fantasy."

Other award-winning musicians include Chen Yuyin, winner of Concours Reine Elisabeth International de Harpe; dizi (Chinese flute) player Ma Yunhe, second-prize winner in the 7th China Golden Bell Awards; violinist Li Zeyu, winner of the youth group of the 9th National Violin Competition; suona (a Han Chinese shawm) player Zhang Qianyuan, winner at the 7th China Golden Bell Awards.

This "Award-winning Soloists Concert" will open a series of concerts from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music for the 50th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.

Six major concerts will be held from May 7 to 17, including orchestral music, Chinese traditional music and choral works.

On May 8 at the same venue, Chinese traditional musicians will perform. "Rhapsody No. 4 for Erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle) and Chinese Orchestra" composed by Wang Jianmin will be played for the first time on the Chinese mainland.

Erhu player Ying Yiting, third prize winner at the 3rd Wenhua Cup Music Competition and the 7th China's Golden Bell Awards, will collaborate with the Youth Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, to present this work.

In addition, the yangqin (Chinese dulcimer) duet "Seek For" will be played by Tao Yi, second prize winner at the Dunhuang Cup Chinese traditional instruments competition, and Gui Haohao.

Wan Ji will play the erhu accompanied by pianist Wang Yu on "Chanting of Gusu."

Also included will be dizi solo "Drunken Flute," pipa (four-stringed Chinese lute) solo "Gun Shasha" and suona work "Spiritof Dunhuang."


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