“涅瓦河畔的冬日”——特别音乐会

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导赏:1917年11月7日 (俄历10月25日),在俄国彼得堡发生自二月革命以来的又一次革命行动。在列宁的领导下,俄国布尔什维克党领导工人阶级推翻了一个旧制度,催生了一个新世界。从此,一个新的国家联盟——苏联诞生了。十月革命的胜利开创了人类历史的新纪元,为世界各国无产阶级革命、殖民地和半殖民地的民族解放运动开辟了胜利前进的道路。

尽管百年后的世界历史已经发生了深刻的变化,俄罗斯民族又有了新的选择。但十月革命后的苏联无论是思想理论和社会实践都为人类历史发展留下了深刻的烙印,特别是在第二次世界大战中,伟大的苏联人民用巨大的民族牺牲抗击希特勒法西斯,为人类获得了新的解放。

一百年以来,苏联与俄罗斯在正义力量方面对人类的奉献是可歌可泣、永垂不朽的,在文化方面也在全世界产生非常深刻的影响。这其中,交响乐、时代歌曲的作曲家们除了深刻反映和记录了一个非常年代之外,还产生了一批音乐史上独一无二的经典作品,特别在二战时期,这些作品鼓舞着苏联军民从艰难岁月中一步一步走向胜利,并同样在全世界爱好和平的正义力量一方随时间永存,影响着一代又一代的人们,成为一个文化的记忆,和平的咏叹。直到今天,无论你走到哪里、在什么场合,当这些熟悉的旋律响起时,仍然会让人们热血沸腾,注目回首。

在这个历史的时刻,我们选择了一批耳熟能详的前苏联合唱作品和交响乐片断组成一台交响合唱组曲音乐会,将交响曲和合唱作品有机的组合在一起,共同唤起我们曾经的集体记忆。邹野(著名作曲家,中国爱乐乐团驻团作曲家)



“涅瓦河畔的冬日”——特别音乐会



邹野:涅瓦河畔的冬日(世界首演)

谢尔盖·拉赫玛尼诺夫: C小调第二钢琴协奏曲,作品18



钢琴:黎卓宇

指挥:余隆

中央歌剧院合唱团

 

钢琴:黎卓宇

钢琴家黎卓宇不但具有超凡的演奏技巧,他对音乐的深刻洞见更是远超其年龄,《华盛顿邮报》盛赞他“技巧令人感到震撼,演奏具有雷霆般的气势和极富深度的音乐解读”。黎卓宇曾在2015年获得了柴可夫斯基国际钢琴比赛的亚军,并于2016年获得了艾弗里·费舍尔音乐职业生涯大奖。

黎卓宇频繁受邀与世界著名乐团及指挥大师合作,近期的重要合作包括:杜达梅尔与洛杉矶爱乐乐团、迈克尔·提尔森·托马斯(MTT)与旧金山交响乐团、曼弗雷德·霍内克与汉堡爱乐乐团、贾德里亚·诺赛达与伦敦交响乐团(亚洲巡演)、尤里·特米尔卡诺夫与圣彼得堡爱乐乐团、余隆与英国爱乐乐团,以及奥斯陆爱乐乐团、里昂国立管弦乐团、鹿特丹爱乐乐团、马尔默交响乐团、韦尔比耶节日乐团、柏林德意志交响乐团、西雅图交响乐团、犹他交响乐团、悉尼交响乐团以及法兰克福广播交响乐团等著名乐团。他多次与捷杰耶夫以及马林斯基交响乐团巡演,在包括巴黎爱乐大厅、卢森堡爱乐音乐厅、纽约布鲁克林音乐学院、格拉芬埃格音乐节以及俄罗斯多个城市的音乐厅与剧院登台演奏。

黎卓宇近期也在许多世界著名的音乐厅及剧院举行独奏音乐会,其中包括卡内基音乐厅、旧金山戴维斯音乐厅、马林斯基剧院、慕尼黑嘉斯台音乐厅、巴黎卢浮宫、首尔艺术中心、东京朝日音乐厅、武藏野音乐厅、北京音乐厅、拉文尼亚音乐节、勒奴地耶音乐节、爱丁堡艺术节以及蒙特勒艺术节等。

黎卓宇同样活跃于室内乐领域之中,与他合作演奏室内乐的音乐家包括詹姆士·艾涅斯、诺亚·本迪克斯-伯格利、本杰明·贝尔曼、吉安·索尔坦尼、帕布洛·费尔兰德兹以及丹尼尔·拉扎克维奇等。

黎卓宇与华纳公司签约,由该公司独家发行黎卓宇的唱片,2017年10月黎卓宇的首张个人唱片将问世,该唱片是他在马林斯基剧院独奏音乐会的现场录音。

黎卓宇十岁时在波士顿施坦威音乐厅登台完成了其个人首次公演。2011年,黎卓宇受邀在白宫为美国前总统奥巴马以及德国总理默克尔演奏。他曾获得过刴极具分量的奖项,其中包括2010年YCA计划的首奖、2012年吉尔莫青年艺术家大奖等。黎卓宇目前就读于哈佛大学与新英格兰音乐学院联合设立的教育计划,并跟随卞和暻学习钢琴。

 

指挥:余隆

余隆是活跃于国际乐坛的最杰出的中国指挥家。现任中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥、广州交响乐团音乐总监、上海交响乐团音乐总监和北京国际音乐节艺术总监、上海夏季音乐节艺术总监、香港管弦乐团首席客座指挥。

余隆是与世界顶尖级交响乐团合作最多的华人指挥家。他与世界各地众多知名交响乐团和歌剧院有着广泛合作,他指挥过的乐团有纽约爱乐乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、费城交响乐团、洛杉矶爱乐乐团、蒙特利尔交响乐团、华盛顿国家交响乐团、辛辛那提交响乐团、巴黎管弦乐团、班贝格交响乐团、汉堡国家歌剧院、柏林广播交响乐团、莱比锡广播交响乐团、慕尼黑爱乐乐团、NDR北德广播交响乐团、悉尼交响乐团、BBC交响乐团、多伦多交响乐团、香港管弦乐团、东京爱乐乐团和新加坡交响乐团等。

余隆1964年出生于上海的音乐世家,自幼随外祖父、著名作曲家丁善德教授学习音乐。后求学于上海音乐学院和德国柏林高等艺术大学。先后受教于中国音乐教育家黄晓同教授和德国歌剧指挥家鲁宾斯坦教授等名师。出色的音乐天赋、优越的教育背景及广博的社会资源为余隆的艺术生涯奠定了坚实基础,使得他能够迅速成长为一位成就卓著的指挥家和音乐活动家。

余隆的艺术生涯涵盖指挥和艺术管理领域。1992年自德国学成回国后,余隆担任中央歌剧院常任指挥。同年,他创办了首届北京新年音乐会,并连续三年担任指挥,开启国内演出新年音乐会之先河。1993年起,余隆连续五年为香港市政局指挥歌剧演出。1998年,余隆发起并创办了北京国际音乐节,担任艺术总监。在他的出色领导下,北京国际音乐节不仅成为中国和亚洲规模最大的音乐节,也跻身于全球知名度最高的音乐节之列。在过去若干年间,金秋时节的北京国际音乐节上呈现了由众多著名乐团如柏林爱乐乐团和纽约爱乐乐团演出的精彩音乐会以及柏林德意志歌剧院、威尼斯凤凰歌剧院和圣彼得堡马林斯基剧院等带来的歌剧盛典,如《尼伯龙根的指环》、《玫瑰骑士》、《唐豪瑟》、《茶花女》、《纳布科》、《璐璐》和《姆钦斯克县的麦克白夫人》。

2000年,余隆参与创建了中国爱乐乐团,并担任艺术总监和首席指挥。余隆期望通过与众多世界知名音乐家的合作,使中国爱乐乐团发展成一个全能型职业化乐团,不仅向全世界介绍优秀的中国交响乐作品,也使得中国音乐家对西方音乐各时期及各种风格作品的演奏达到全新水准,并且在不同音乐形式上均有建树。余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团举行了许多大型作品的中国首演。2002年10月,作为第五届北京国际音乐节开幕式音乐会,余隆指挥包括中国爱乐乐团在内的近千名中外音乐家演出了马勒的第八《千人》交响曲,完成了这部宏伟巨作的历史性中国首演。从那时起,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团演奏了数百部古典音乐的文献作品,并被誉为中国诠释德奥作品的最权威的指挥家。

2001年9月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团在台湾地区举行了成功的巡回演出。2002年6月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团参加了波多黎各的卡萨尔斯音乐节,随后在圣何塞、洛杉矶等地进行了美国西海岸巡演。同年9月,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团赴海外巡演,在日本东京、神户、大阪和韩国汉城演出,所到之处均深受欢迎,尤其是在东京三得利音乐厅的音乐会,赢得了包括日本皇室成员在内的两千余名日本听众的热烈喝采,取得了轰动性成功。2003年,余隆的一系列重要指挥活动包括与东京爱乐乐团合作并率该团在中国巡演。同年5月起,他在作为北京国际音乐节艺术总监与中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥的同时兼任广州交响乐团音乐总监。9月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团赴欧洲巡演,在著名的巴黎国家歌剧院、华沙国家大剧院和维也纳音乐之友协会金色大厅演出,获得巨大成功。11月至12月间,余隆与大提琴家米沙·麦斯基和广州交响乐团一道进行大规模巡演,在巴黎香榭丽舍剧院、卢森堡音乐学院音乐厅、荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅、开罗歌剧院和亚历山大音乐厅演出。2005年2月至4月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团进行了规模空前的环球世界巡演,历时四十多天,跨越北美和欧洲,不仅在中国乐团出访史上前所未有,在全亚洲交响乐团中亦属罕见。2008年5月7日,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团和上海歌剧院合唱团在梵蒂冈城保罗六世礼堂为教宗本笃十六世及八千余名听众演出了莫扎特的《安魂曲》,成为令全世界瞩目的重要文化盛事。英国《卫报》称此次意义非凡的演出为“中梵借音乐外交‘破冰’”。2009年11月,余隆率领上海交响乐团在纽约、洛杉矶、多伦多、圣地亚哥等北美12座城市进行了极为成功的巡演,《纽约时报》在2009年11月9日刊载专文介绍余隆的艺术成就,将余隆誉为“中国的赫伯特·冯·卡拉扬”。2010年3月,余隆率上海交响乐团赴波兰参加第十四届贝多芬音乐节,并在华沙和罗兹两座城市演出,受到各界高度评价。2011年,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团巡访美国西海岸十数个城市。2012年中国春节期间,余隆指挥纽约爱乐乐团在纽约林肯中心的菲舍尔音乐厅举行了首次中国新年音乐会,使得他的指挥艺术再一次在美国享受盛誉。

2014年7月,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团在英国逍遥音乐节演出,演出受到了英国各界的极大好评,获得了轰动性的效应。

余隆作为指挥家以及交响乐团和音乐节的领导者多年来始终大力倡导当代音乐,他领导下的北京国际音乐节、中国爱乐乐团和广州交响乐团等机构和团体向当今最重要的作曲家委约创作,包括克里斯托夫·潘德列茨基、约翰·威廉姆斯、菲利普·格拉斯、霍华德·肖、郭文景、谭盾、叶小纲、赵季平、赵麟和陈银淑等,并由马友友、朗朗、朱利安·劳埃德-韦伯等当今最优秀的演奏家与中国爱乐乐团担任首演。在2011年,由余隆担任艺术总监的北京国际音乐节与波士顿歌剧院向作曲家周龙共同委约的歌剧《白蛇传》获得了普利策奖。

余隆指挥的录音包括德意志唱片公司录制发行、中国爱乐乐团演奏的勃拉姆斯G小调钢琴四重奏(阿诺德·勋伯格配器)和瓦格纳的《唐豪瑟》序曲、中国管弦乐作品集以及由郎朗担任钢琴独奏的钢琴协奏曲《黄河》。拿索斯公司发行有余隆指挥科恩格尔德的小提琴协奏曲和丁善德的《长征交响曲》。2012年,余隆主持的中国爱乐乐团100张CD和10张LP唱片的发行更开创了中国乐团录制鸿篇巨制的先河。2014年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团录制了交响乐艺术电影小提琴协奏曲《梁山伯与祝英台》,这将成为我国第一部该类型的艺术电影。2015年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团录制了交响乐艺术电影《黄河》。

作为一位优秀的音乐家和知名人士,余隆亦把培养年轻音乐家和社会教育工作作为己任,每年他都会发掘和培养一批年轻音乐家与他领导的乐团合作,使年轻音乐家能够在最受瞩目的音乐平台上崭露头角。2007年余隆创办了广东国际音乐夏令营,2012年上海交响乐团与纽约爱乐乐团联合创办的乐队学院令众多的年轻音乐家心向往之。

由于把全能艺术家作为追求目标,余隆除却在中国爱乐乐团和北京国际音乐节出品的许多歌剧中担任指挥之外还亲自担任导演,尤其是2004年他导演并执棒中国爱乐乐团演出的歌剧《卡门》,以及2010年雷哈尔的轻歌剧《风流寡妇》均引起了空前的轰动。

鉴于余隆在推动当今世界古典音乐事业发展和促进国际间文化交流方面所做的突出贡献,2002年,德国万宝龙文化基金会向余隆颁发了年度“万宝龙卓越艺术成就奖”;2003年,法国政府特别授予余隆“法兰西文学艺术骑士勋章”;2005年,意大利政府向余隆颁发了“共和国骑士勋章”。2010年11月,中央音乐学院在其庆祝建院70周年大会上授予他中央音乐学院荣誉院士称号,以表彰他近十年来对中国音乐的发展和对外文化交流作出的杰出贡献。这是国内艺术大学首次颁发“荣誉院士”称号,余隆成为我国艺术家中获此殊荣的第一人。当年12月15日又被授予“2010年年度中国文化人物”大奖。

2013年,余隆获颁国家级学术机构主办的最高艺术大奖“中华艺文奖”。

2014年,法国政府授予余隆“法国荣誉军团骑士勋章”。

2015年,余隆获颁“全国中青年德艺双馨文艺工作者”称号,同年荣获由美国大西洋理事会颁发的“全球公民”奖,以及由耶鲁大学音乐学院颁发的“桑福德奖章”。

2016年4月,余隆当选美国艺术与科学学院外籍荣誉院士。

2016年6月,余隆获得由德国联邦政府颁发的德国联邦十字勋章。

余隆现任第十一、十二届全国政协委员,并担任中国音乐家协会副主席职务。

 

中央歌剧院合唱团

中央歌剧院是直属于文化部的国家歌剧院。中央歌剧院合唱团是中央歌剧院的主要基本组成部门,同时也是现今全国编制最大,最具整体实力和影响力的职业合唱团,是目前中国歌剧舞台上和各种音乐会中最活跃和最受欢迎的合唱团之一,所到之处,无不受到广大听众和媒体的好评。

自建成之日起,该合唱团就一直活跃在中外歌剧和音乐会舞台上。除最擅长于歌剧演出外,该合唱团还经常演唱贝多芬、普罗科菲耶夫等很多各个历史时期的国外作品和国内作品,并经常举办各类歌剧作品合唱以及艺术作品合唱音乐会。

在歌剧创作方面,几十年里曾参与排练演出的中国歌剧,如《王贵与李香香》《刘胡兰》《草原之歌》《春雷》《望夫云》《阿依古丽》《南海长城》《护花神》《第一百个新娘》《马可·波罗》等,就受到了当时党和国家领导人的亲切接见与鼓励,同时也为中国观众排练介绍了多部外国著名歌剧,如《茶花女》《蝴蝶夫人》《货郎与小姐》《叶甫根尼·奥涅金》《费加罗的婚礼》《卡门》《艺术家的生涯》《小丑》《驯悍记》《弄臣》《图兰朵》《乡村骑士》《塞维利亚理发师》等,近几年中合唱团与时俱进,排练上演了《杜十娘》《霸王别姬》《热瓦普恋歌》《山林之梦》《辛亥风云》《鄞地九歌》《辛亥风云》《我的母亲叫太行》《红军不怕远征难》以及复排了歌剧《白毛女》受到了广大观众的热情称赞。2009年受邀参加了张艺谋执导的在国家体育场(鸟巢版)以及台湾演出的《图兰朵》,2010年以来出访叙利亚、土耳其、意大利、匈牙利、瑞士、韩国、泰国等地,所到之处均受到当地专家以及观众的极高评价,自2011年开始,歌剧院排练上演了难度极高的德国瓦格纳歌剧《唐豪塞》以及瓦格纳的代表作《指环》系列,合唱团在这几部歌剧中的出色演唱和表演为剧院在第一届中国歌剧节中获得多项大奖作出了极大贡献。以上部分剧目曾多次荣获文化部颁发的多个奖项。

中央歌剧院合唱团训练有素,音色纯净,极富表现力,并且通过多年的演出积累了大量歌剧和音乐会曲目。该合唱团中拥有占很大比例的国家一级演员和二级演员;所到之处均受到广泛欢迎;现今的合唱团拥有许多出色的年轻歌唱家,他们不断在各种国际重要声乐比赛中获得奖项,脱颖而出,显露才华,并日益活跃在中外歌剧和音乐会舞台上。

 



Zou Ye: Wintertime by the Neva River (World premiere)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18



George Li, piano

Long Yu, conductor

The China National Opera House Chorus

 

George Li

Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years. He captured the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic with Manfred Honeck, a tour of Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra and Giandrea Noseda, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, Philharmonia Orchestra with Long Yu, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mälmo Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxemburg Philharmonie, New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, Grafenegg Festival and in various places throughoutRussia.

Recital highlights include Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich’s Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Ravinia Festival, Lanaudiere Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Montreaux Festival.

An active chamber musician, George has performed chamber music with James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez and Daniel Lozakovich.

George is an exclusive Warner recording artist, with his debut album releasing in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky.

George Li gave his first public performance at Boston’s Steinway Hall at the age of ten and in 2011, performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among George’s many prizes, he was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. George is currently in the Harvard University / New England Conservatory joint program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.

 


Long Yu, Conductor

As one of the most distinguished Chinese conductors with an established international reputation, Maestro Long Yu is currently Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music in the Summer Air, MISA, as well as Principle Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Long Yu is one of the conductors who conducts the world top-class orchestras most frequently, he has appeared with a prestigious list of leading orchestras and a lot of opera companies around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony OrchestraWashington National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg State Opera, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Long Yu was born in 1964 into a family of musicians in Shanghai. Musical education in his early childhood came from his grandfather Ding Shande, a composer of great renown, and he later studied at the Shanghai Conservatory with Professor Xiaotong Huang and then studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Prof. Robinstein. Outstanding music talents, excellent educational background and extensive social resources make Long Yu a preeminent conductor. 

Long Yu's career has included both artistic and administrative appointments. In 1992, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Central Opera Theatre in Beijing, and in the same year, he was involved in the planning of the first Beijing New Year's Concert and served as its conductor for three consecutive years. He also produced operas for The Urban Council of Hong Kong for five successive years. In 1998, he led the creation of the Beijing Music Festival and was its Founding Artistic Director. Under his leadership the Beijing Music Festival is regarded as the largest classical music festival in the eastern hemisphere and one of the world’s most important music festivals. During the past 18 years at this annual autumn festival there have been many splendid concerts given by leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, as well as outstanding productions of the Ring, Der Rosenkavalier, Tannhäuser, La Traviata, Nabucco, Lulu and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by visiting opera companies including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Teatro la Fenice and the Mariinsky Theatre.

In 2000, Long Yu co-founded the China Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Now entering his 9th season with the China Philharmonic, he has maintained the high standard of orchestral performance and artistic administration and built the ensemble’s reputation as not only a leading Chinese orchestra but also a world-famous one. In 2003, Long Yu was appointed the Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and he has been raising the level and fame of the orchestra rapidly. He toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as well as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In September 2003, under his leadership, the China Philharmonic Orchestra toured Europe, with memorable concerts at the Palais Garnier, Paris, the Teatr Wielki - National Opera Warsaw and the Grosser Saal of the Musikverein, Vienna. In December of the same year he undertook a major European and Egyptian tour with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Mischa Maisky, giving concerts at Theatre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Cairo Opera House and Alexander Opera House. From February to April 2005, he led the China Philharmonic Orchestra on an international tour. Within 40 days they appeared in 22 cities throughout North America and Europe. In 2008, for the first time in history, the China Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the baton of maestro Long Yu at the Vatican in the Paul VI Auditorium. The concert was attended by The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and marked a giant step in bringing eastern and western cultures closer together. In April 2009 the China Philharmonic Orchestra was selected by the Gramophone, which is widely regarded as the best classical music magazine in the world, as one of "the world's 10 most inspiring orchestras". In November 2009 Long Yu led the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on a twelve-city North American tour which is a huge success. The tour began with the closing concert of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices Festival at Carnegie Hall and included concerts in Los Angeles, Toronto and San Diego. A New York Times report from November 9, 2009 gave an introduction to Long Yu's artistic achievement and hailed him as "China's Herbert von Karajan." In March 2010 Long Yu conducted the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the 14th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow and gave concerts in Warsaw and Lodz. All the performances won high praise from both audiences and critics. In 2011, Long Yu toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 8 cities in west coast of United States. In Chinese spring festival of 2012, Long Yu led the New York Philharmonic in the First Chinese New Year Concert at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center. 

In July 2014, Long Yu conducted the CPO in the BBC Proms as the first orchestra from China to play in a world class music festival and the concert was highly praised by media and audience.

Maestro Long Yu's reputation has been enhanced by his activities as a widely admired and respected figure in administration of orchestras and festival as well as in international exchanging of musical culture. As a champion of contemporary music Long Yu has been commissioning a number of works from today’s prominent composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Glass, Guo Wenjing, Tan Dun, Ye Xiaogang and Unsuk Chin.

Mr. Long Yu's recordings include, on Deutsche Grammophon with the China Philharmonic, Brahms's Piano Quartet in G Minor (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture, highlights of Chinese symphonic music and Yellow River Concerto with Lang Lang as featured soloist. Recordings on Naxos include Korngold's Violin Concerto and Ding Shande's Long March Symphony. In 2012 Long Yu lead the release of CPO Live a 100-CD box set of the live performances in the past music seasons of China Philharmonic Orchestra, as a milestone of both the development of Chinese symphony orchestras and the recording industry in China. In the summer of 2014 Long Yu conducted the CPO in a symphony film of the Chinese violin concerto The Butterfly Lovers as the first art film of classical music in China. In 2015 Long Yu conducted the CPO in another film The Yellow River.

Long Yu received the 2002 Montblanc Arts Patronage Award from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, and in 2003 came Le grade de chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Honor of Chevalier of French Art and Culture) from the Government of France. In 2005, Italian President honored Maestro Long Yu L'onorificenza di commendatore.

In November 2010, the Central Conservatory of Music has presented Maestro Long Yu with a certificate of the Honourable Academician from the Central Conservatory at a conference for 70th year anniversary of its founding, in recognition of his great contribution and devoted efforts to the development in classical music in China and cultural exchanges over the past decade. On December 2010, he was awarded People of the Year in Arts Field in China.

In 2013, Long Yu was awarded the national level arts award “China Arts Award”.

In 2014, Long Yu received the France Knight of Legion of Honour.

In 2015, Long Yu was named “Morally and Artistically Excellent Artist” by state authority. He was also awarded “Global Citizen Award” by the Atlantic Council, and the Sanford Medal by Yale University’s College of Music in 2015.

In April, 2016, Long Yu was elected as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In June, 2016, Long Yu received German’s Federal Cross of Merit.

Long Yu is currently Vice-president of Chinese Musicians Association, member of the 11th and 12th the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.


China National Opera House Chorus

Central Opera House is the national opera house under the direct administration of Ministry of Culture. Chorus is the main consist department of China Opera House, meanwhile Chorus is a prominent and influential singing company in China. And most of its members are top graduates from conservatories of music all over the country who were well trained in music knowledge and vocal expression. In the past years, the Chorus has a wide repertoire ranging from well-known Chinese and foreign opera and vocal masterpieces.

Thanks to persistent effort of generations of artists in more than half a century, the Opera House has debut, staged and preserved a rich repertoire of word famous operas, including La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Giani Schicchi, Turandot, Aida, La Boheme, Rigoletto, Le Nozze di Figaro, Othello, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, I Pagliacci, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Roi d’Yis, etc.The Opera House has also accumulated a repertoire of Chinese operas, including LiuHulan,Song of the Grassland,Ayiguli, The 100th Bride, Marco Polo, Du Shiniang, Farewell My Concubine, etc. In 1988, at the invitation of Savonlinna Opera Festival, China National Opera House visited Finland and staged performances of Madama Butterfly, Carmen,Requiem of Verdi and some Chinese musical pieces, which received tides of praise from the media. In January 2008,China National Opera House toured San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Houston ,Dallas of America with the opera Farewell My Concubine.

And the China Opera House also performed the masterpiece of WAGNER---‘TANNHAUSER' successfully in 2011, As well known ‘TANNHAUSER' is quite hard for Chorus to perform both vocally and dramatically. However, our Chorus not only gave a fascinating performance but also won many awards and cheers in ‘The First China Opera Festival’, which means a lot to Chinese Opera and our opera house as well. Operas that mentioned above gain awards from China Ministry of Culture frequently. Most recently our Chorus rehearsed repeatedly for the purpose of giving our audiences more enjoyment visually and auditory. The concerts both included Chinese pieces and abroad works, we touring around the country in 2013, and gave our chorus concerts successfully in Nation Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and the China Nationality Theatre during the year of 2014 and 2015.

Recently years, the Chorus of China National Opera House also paid frequent visits to Syria, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Thailand, South Korea to stage foreign and Chinese operas, which were well received and highly recognized by both the organization committee and the audience.