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Famous Carmen Fantasy on Er-hu!!! Sun Huang in Concert:An Erhu Recital of Traditional, Contemporary and Transcribed Works 孙凰二胡独奏音乐会 - 19 Oct 10 - 20 Oct 10


Sun Huang in Concert: An Erhu Recital of Traditional, Contemporary and Transcribed Works



二胡 Erhu - 孙凰 Sun Huang plays Pablo de Sarasate's 卡门 Carmen Fantasy Part 1



二胡 Erhu - 孙凰Sun Huang plays 第二二胡狂想曲Second Erhu Rhapsody Part 1



二胡 Erhu - 孙凰 Sun Huang plays 刘天华 Liu Tian Hua's 闲居吟 Xian Ju Yin



二胡 Erhu - 孙凰 Sun Huang plays 阳光照耀着塔什库尔干The Sun Shines on Taxkorgan



MEDIA RELEASE

30th September 2010
For Immediate Release

WORLD’S FOREMOST ERHU PLAYER IN SINGAPORE

Sun Huang in Concert: An erhu recital of traditional, contemporary and transcribed works. The foremost erhu player of her generation, Sun Huang is the first prize winner of almost every major professional international Erhu competition, whose technique, tone and artistry has been admired by audiences round the world. For two nights only, The TENG Company brings Sun Huang in to Singapore for two rare and breathtaking solo recitals.

Sun Huang has worked with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the China National Symphony Orchestra, and has held successful concerts with conductors Tsung Yeh, Li Xin-Cao, and Yang Yang among others. She has performed and collaborated with composers Tan Dun and Chen Yi among others, and has performed on the same stage with famed American cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.

Having also performed a concerto with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Sun Huang’s first solo concert in Singapore, which will take place from 19th to 20th October, will be held at the Esplanade Recital Studio with a local premiere of Liu Wenjin's The Admirable Spirits of Xueshan and a world premiere of Sun Huang's piano accompanist, Qu Dawei's The First Erhu Concerto. In conjunction with the concert, Sun Huang will also be conducting an erhu masterclass at the Singapore Raffles Music College to discuss the erhu as an instrument, its techniques and its contemporary repertory. In addition, limited slots of private classes will also be conducted during her five-day stay in Singapore. (For private classes enquires, email to: jiwei@thetengcompany.com)


SUN HUANG IN CONCERT IS SUPPORTED BY:
• Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore (Official Hotel)
• ZoCard Singapore (Official Media)
• Singapore Raffles Music College (Supporting Sponsor)
• Gtar Enterprise (Supporting Sponsor)

CONCERT DETAILS
Date: 19th & 20th October 2010
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Price: $42
Tickets are available through : SISTIC Website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and SISTIC Authorized Agents islandwide. A SISTIC booking fee applies for each ticket.
Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 60% of the ticket price.

CONCERT PROGRAMME
《第二二胡狂想曲》王建民曲
Wang Jian Min: Second Erhu Rhapsody
《江河水》东北民间乐曲 黄海怀改编
North East Folk Song, Arranged by Huang Hai Huai: River Waters
《雪山魂塑》 刘文金 曲*
Liu Wenjin: The Admirable Spirits of Xueshan*
《第一二胡协奏曲》曲大卫 曲**
Qu Dawei: The First Erhu Concerto**
《独弦操》 刘天华 曲
Liu Tian Hua: Meditation on a String
《卡门主题幻想曲》 萨拉萨蒂曲 高韶青移植
Pablo de Saraste, arranged by Gao Shaoqing: Carmen Fantasy
* Local Premiere 本地首演
** World Premiere 全球首演
(82mins, 15mins intermission 82分钟,15分钟中场休息)

MASTERCLASS DETAILS
Date: 18th October 2010, Monday
Location: Singapore Raffles Music; 6A Woodlands Centre Road #02-280, Singapore 731006
Time: 8pm
Ticket Price: $15 per ticket
Masterclass tickets are available at Gtar Enterprise, Karl Heng Enterprise, Eason Music Pte Ltd or through enquiries@thetengcompany.com.

ABOUT THE TENG COMPANY
The TENG Company is a collective of visionary and award-winning Singaporean Chinese instrumentalists that have come together to promote and provide for the outreach, education and awareness of Chinese instrumental music to the world.

Started by Chinese musicians themselves, the company aims to spur and deepen the interests of Chinese music among the masses, and aspires to bring Chinese instrumental music to the world with their brand
of vitality, gregariousness, multi-lingualism and music - transcending the barriers of language and cultural centrism.

The company comprises of:
Yang Jiwei, Executive Director
Dr Samuel Wong Shengmiao, Artistic Director
Gerald Teo Rengui, Business Associate
Benjamin Limyi, Composer-In-Residence
For more information, please visit ‘www.thetengcompany.com’.

SUN HUANG BIOGRAPHY
Sun Huang, is one of the foremost soloists in the Erhu and is a current lecturer with the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 1991 she was admitted as first place to the primary school affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 1994, Sun was promoted to the conservatory's affiliated high school. During this period, she studied under Professor Lin Xinming and Associate Professor Wang Li-Li.

In 2000, under the recommendations of the Shanghai Conservatory’s affiliated high school, Sun was exempted from entrance examinations and gained a position in the Central Conservatory of Music’s Folk Music Department. At Central Conservatory in Beijing, she came under the tutelage of renowned Erhu performer and educator, Professor Liu Changfu. She also received guidance and instruction from various Erhu masters, including Min Huifen, Jiang Xunfeng, Chen Yaoxing, Xu Jiangde and An Ruli. While in Central Conservatory, Sun also came under the tutelage of Professor Li Heng (for Banhu instruction) and Professor Tian Zaili (Gaohu).

In 2004, Sun was given direct admission to the Central Conservatory of Music Master's programme. She graduated in 2007 and has since been a lecturer in the Central Conservatory. In 2005, Sun served as Zhonghu Principal in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. She is currently a member of the Chinese Folk Orchestra Society and the Chinese Musicians Association.

Since 1988, Sun Huang has won 12 first place awards (or Gold Prizes) for Erhu performance. They include the 2009 CCTV Folk Instrument TV Competition (Erhu Youth Category). The 2007 6th Golden Bell Awards, the 2002 Dragon’s Cup Erhu Competition, the First Chinese Folk music (Erhu)International Competition in 2002, The 1995 "Tian Hua Cup" National Erhu Competition amongst others.

Sun Huang has visited the United States, Japan, Austria, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Britain, Turkey among other countries. She was invited by Turkey’s D-Marin International Music Festival to perform together with the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra - the first Chinese folk musician to be invited to the festival. Sun has worked with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the China National Symphony Orchestra and has held successful concerts with conductors Tsung Yeh, Li Xin-Cao, Yang Yang among others.

She has performed and collaborated with composers Tan Dun, Chen Yi amongst others and has performed on the same stage with famed American cellist, Yo-Yo Ma. While in Austria, she so impressed then-President Thomas Klestil, that he subsequently invited her to stage a solo concert. In 2005, Sun performed a concerto with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Since 2003, Sun has published three solo albums and two teaching instructional videos and has been invited numerous times for solo concerts engagements in Hong Kong, Guangdong, Malaysia, Shanxi, Chongqing, Taiwan, Heilongjiang, Fujian, Ningxia, among other places, always staging successful performances and giving lectures on the Erhu.

For enquiries, please contact:
Yang Jiwei
Executive Director
The TENG Company
Email: jiwei@thetengcompany.com

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