美杰中国三重奏 CHINA TRIO
室内乐 Chamber ensembles
China Trio consists of three outstanding Chinese musicians: Violinist Siqing Lu, Cellist Li-Wei Qin, and Pianist Yingdi Sun. Each of the three musicians won top awards from Paganini International Violin Competition (Siqing Lu), International Tchaikovsky Competition (Li-Wei Qin), and International Franz Liszt Piano Competition (Yingdi Sun), which brought them high reputations around the world. They share not only similar experiences in professional music performance, but also the same life style and career goal, making them close friends of each other and well-collaborated partners on stage. With the love to chamber music and the willingness to promote chamber music, three musicians have founded the China Trio and made it the most powerful and influential chamber trio in China.
Violinist Siqing Lu is the first Asian violinist to win the first prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy in 1987. One of the most important Chinese violinists today, Siqing has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls in more than forty countries, under the baton of numerous great conductors with best orchestras across continents. His unparalleled musicality and passionate interpretation has conquered the audience around the world, and was hailed as “an outstanding and talented violinist”. Cellist Li-Wei Qin achieved a great success at the 11th Tchaikovsky International Competition where he was awarded the Silver Medal, and he also won the First Prize in the prestigious 2001 Naumburg Competition in New York. Li-Wei has appeared all over the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician, and has attended the Royal Albert Hall, London twice during the celebrated Promenade Concert (known as The Proms) as a soloist. The New York Times has spoken highly of Li-Wei, say that 'Mr. Qin has a great deal going for him, including a meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique'. Pianist Yingdi Sun won the First Prize in the 7th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition held in Utrecht, the Netherlands in April 2005, making him the first Chinese pianist to win this prestigious competition. Yingdi’s outstanding interpretation of Liszt is praised by major media reports as the “Liszt in primary colors.” Recently, Yingdi has been an active solo and collaborative pianist, touring in many countries and performing with various musicians and conductors in concert halls worldwide.
Since its establishment in 2011, China Trio has been giving concerts in China and overseas successfully. In the past five years, the Trio has been continuously invited by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) to perform in its renowned NCPA May Festival. The Trio has also been invited to the Great Hall of the People to perform in a banquet held for the head of foreign state. Their repertoire includes chamber masterworks by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvořák, Smetana, Arensky, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and Hu Yao, showing brilliant skills and harmonious cooperation in the performances. Besides chamber performances, China Trio has also collaborated with NCPA Orchestra for Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, also known as Triple Concerto. Each of the three musicians has performed Tan Dun’s Martial Arts Tetralogy, including violin concerto “Hero”, cello concerto “Crouching Tiger”, piano concerto “Banquet”, and triple concerto “Resurrection”. The Trio will once again work with Tan Dun to premiere his newly composed chamber version of Martial Arts Tetralogy, as well as the follow-up world tour.
China Trio is a group with outstanding musicians to present the most beautiful music. The group stands for the top artistic standard of China’s chamber music playing, and is to become a Chinese symbol of music around the world. It’s their mission and goal to feel and transfer spiritualpleasure in high-level music playing, and it’s their living attitude to help each other in career and life. “Great musicians together present the aesthetic of music” has become the motto of China Trio. The Trio dedicates to present to the world the highest level of chamber music from China.