洪毅全 Darrell Ang
指挥 | Conductor
Darrell Ang’s triumph at the 50th Besançon International Young Conductor’s Competition, where he took all three top awards – Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize – launched his international career, leading to the music directorship of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and numerous guest conducting engagements.
盛宗亮 BRIGHT SHENG
指挥&作曲 | Conductor&Composer
Bright Sheng is respected as one of the foremost composers of our time, whose stage, orchestral, chamber and vocal works are performed regularly throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Sheng’s music is noted for its lyrical and limpid melodies, a Shostakovich sense of breath in music phrases, a Bartokian sense of rhythmic propulsion, and dramatic and theatrical gestures. Many of Sheng’s works has strong Chinese and Asian influences, a result of his diligent study of Asian musical cultures for over three decades. He was proclaimed by the MacArthur Foundation in 2001 as “an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries.” The Foundation predicts that “Bright Sheng will continue to be an important leader in exploring and bridging musical traditions.”
叶聪 tsung yeh
指挥 | Conductor
The Shanghai-born conductor, Tsung Yeh, has the distinction of being the very first conductor to ever hold simultaneous music-directorship of both a Western symphony orchestra and a Chinese orchestra. He presently serves as the Music Director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and Conductor Laureate of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO).
王之一 Zhiyi Wang
作曲 | Composer
Zhiyi Wang is a multi-award winning composer for contemporary classical and film genres.
Zhiyi’s characteristics of composing reflects all the genres he has touched, with a sophisticated amalgam of Oriental tinctures and Western avant-garde, as well as influenced by classical traditions. He has created an aesthetics of musical language that many regard as a distinctive voice of his generation. Representative of his acclaim, the president of Shanghai Opera House, Guoyong Zhang, praised him during his residence as, “the greatest composer of all time in our opera house”. Zhiyi’s works have been performed by leading ensembles worldwide, including the China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, NCPA Orchestra, The Orchestra of Shanghai Opera House, Brno Philharmonic, Senzoku New Philharmonic Orchestra, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, Sound Ways Ensemble, Ensemble Les Amis, RTE ConTempo Quartet, Baroque Camerata, Lemberg Sinfonietta, and many other renowned ensemble groups throughout Asia, North America and Europe.