- 2018年01月20日 星期六 19:30
郭悦，现中国爱乐乐团竖琴演奏家。以优异成绩毕业于耶鲁大学音乐学院并获硕士学位。曾获北美弦乐教师协会独奏大赛竖琴专业青年组第一名，美国安妮·亚当斯（Anne Adams）竖琴比赛金奖，同时获得John Escosa纪念基金奖，以及世界著名竖琴厂商Lyon & Healy设定的特别奖。在美期间曾被特邀在纽约举办的美国竖琴大会上演奏，并受邀在2017年第13届香港世界竖琴大会上进行独奏演出。郭悦参加了各类乐队与重奏的演出，曾考取并担任世界著名音乐节坦格伍德国际音乐节乐团(Tanglewood Music Festival) 竖琴首席, Round Top国际音乐节竖琴首席。另外, 除了担任耶鲁音乐学院爱乐乐团及奥柏林交响乐团竖琴首席之外，郭悦还曾作为美国纽黑文及奥柏林现代音乐室内乐团的竖琴首席，积极参与对各类现代音乐的研究与演奏。郭悦曾合作过的世界著名指挥家包括迪图瓦、德国科隆爱乐乐团首席指挥比契科夫、前克利夫兰艺术总监Christoph von Dohnányi、费城交响乐团客座首席指挥Stéphane Denève、余隆、俞峰等，合作过的当代世界著名作曲家包括乔治·本杰明(George Benjamin)、陈其钢、谭盾等，并得到各位指挥家及作曲家的一致赞誉。同时，郭悦也是CCTV光荣绽放十大青年竖琴演奏家之一。
郭悦在耶鲁大学音乐学院期间，获全额奖学金，师从于著名竖琴演奏家、教育家June Han教授。 2007年毕业于中央音乐学院附中，师从我国著名竖琴教育家魏林林教授，在附中六年的学习中，多年荣获各类优秀学生奖学金。2007年以全额奖学金考取美国奥柏林音乐学院（Oberlin Conservatory），师从美国著名竖琴演奏家、教育家Yolanda Kondonassis教授，获学士学位。另外，在耶鲁大学与奥柏林大学就读期间，曾担任两位教授的助教，负责协助June Han教授和Yolanda Kondonassis教授辅导本科生的专业教学工作。
他近年来不断应邀指挥国内各大职业乐团。2005年指挥深圳交响乐团演出第一届中国作曲博士作品音乐会大获成功，受到了在场十几位专家的一致称赞。2005年同深圳交响乐团合作第一届中国作曲博士作品音乐会，所有作品均为首演，获得空前成功，赢得了在场几十位音乐家和终身教授们的广泛赞誉、2006年带领中国青年交响乐团录制并出版发行了马思聪先生的《大提琴协奏曲》、《小提琴协奏曲》、《双小提琴协奏曲》。年底CCTV电视台又录制了夏小汤指挥的肖斯塔科维奇《第十交响乐》。2007年再次执棒深圳交响乐团成功举行了第三届中国作曲博士作品音乐会。之后开始长期与中国爱乐乐团合作，成功的在全国进行了多次巡回演出，同时和Akiko Suwanai一起在北京和广州演出柴可夫斯基《D大调小提琴协奏曲》。2008年指挥中国爱乐乐团在北京大学演讲并讲解德沃夏克《第八交响乐》赢得了全场观众的热烈喝彩。2009年指挥中国爱乐乐团和广州交响乐团在国内首演了André Jolivet的作品。2007年又成功地指挥演出了第三届中国作曲博士作品音乐会。同年开始兼任中国爱乐乐团助理指挥一职，指挥了多场高水平的音乐会，受到了主流媒体的广泛称赞。还曾经与深圳交响乐团、 天津歌剧舞剧院、山东交响乐团、中央歌剧院、北京交响乐团、昆明交响乐团、上海爱乐乐团、广州交响乐团等职业乐团合作过，担任了大量的排练、演出、录音等工作，他以准确、严谨、精练、激情的指挥风格在各大职业乐团广受好评。
Francois-Adrien Boieldieu : Harp Concerto in C major
Elias Parish Alvars: Double Harp Concerto in D minor
Claude Debussy: La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre
Paul Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier
Xavier de Maistre & Guo Yue, harps
Xia Xiaotang, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp
“Pure Music [...]. Xavier de Maistre is a virtuoso of the highest order, profoundly musical and capable of realizing a remarkable range of nuance.”
Xavier de Maistre belongs to an elite category of soloists who are redefining what is possible with their instrument. Aside from commissions from composers such as Kaija Saariaho, he performs works like Smetana’s “Ma Vlast" with breathtaking precision, presenting masterful arrangements of works that are usually played by an entire orchestra. The interpretation of these works, that few harpists before him have even considered playing, has contributed to his reputation as one of the most creative and extraordinary musicians of his generation.
Xavier de Maistre has appeared with major orchestras under the direction of such eminent con- ductors as Bertrand de Billy, Lionel Bringuier, Daniele Gatti, Kristjan Järvi, Philippe Jordan, Riccardo Muti, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and André Previn. He performs at many leading international festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Budapest Spring Festival and Mostly Mozart in New York. He collaborates with such chamber music partners as Diana Damrau, Magali Mosnier, Daniel Müller-Schott, Baiba Skride and Arabella Steinbacher.
The 2016/17 season begins for de Maistre with the premiere of a harp concerto written for him by Kaija Saariaho at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Another highlight is the programme inspired by Marie Antoinette with Les Arts Florissants under William Christie, which will tour to European capitals. Other engagements include with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. Further afield he travels to Asia, South and North America, working with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de São Paulo and Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He appears as a solo recital artist at such centres as KKL Luzern and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
De Maistre has an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music. Releases have included music by Haydn, Rodrigo, Ginastera and Debussy – the latter for which he was awarded the Echo Klassik Award 2009 as “Instrumentalist of the Year”. In 2012 “Notte Veneziana” was released and entered the top ten in the classical music charts. Most recent releases include a DVD with Diana Damrau and a CD recording of Mozart piano concertos arranged for harp. In spring 2015, “Moldau – The Romantic Album” was released, a recital CD featuring Slavonic repertoire, which received high critical acclaim.
Xavier de Maistre was born in Toulon and began studying harp aged nine. He studied in Paris and in 1998 he was awarded first prize at the International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana, immediately becoming the first French musician to join the ranks of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2001 Xavier de Maistre has taught at the Hamburg Academy of Music. He also gives regular masterclasses at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Tokyo’s Toho University and London’s Trinity College of Music. Xavier de Maistre plays a Lyon & Healy harp.
Guo Yue, harp
Yue (Grace) Guo is currently the harpist of China Philharmonic. She received her Master degree from Yale School of music, under the direction of renowned harpist June Han.
In 2012, Grace Guo won the Anne Adams Awards from the American Harp Society. She was the first prize winner in the senior division of the harp competition in the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Solo Competition in 2011. She was also the winner of the Ohio String Teacher Association Solo Competitions in 2008 and 2010.
In 2017, Grace Guo was invited to play in the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. She also appeared on American Harp Society Conference in New York, China Central TV – “Top ten harpists of China” in nationwide broadcasts etc. In addition, Grace was awarded a fellowship to Tanglewood in the summer of 2013. She was also awarded a full scholarship to attend the Round Top International Music Festival in 2009.
Grace Guo has worked with many world renowned conductors, such as Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Stéphane Denève, Long Yu and Feng Yu etc. In 2013, she played the American premier of George Benjamin’s opera “Written on Skin” under the baton of the composer himself, which received high praise by the composer. She has also toured the USA, Canada, Japan, Greece, Cuba etc.
Grace received her bachelor degree from Oberlin Conservatory and studied with the world renowned harp soloist Yolanda Kondonassis. She was also a student of Linlin Wei while she was studying at the middle school of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
Xia Xiaotang, conductor
Xia Xiaotang is one of the leading figures in China’s music scenario. He currently serves as Associate Professor at China Central Conservatory of Music, and holds many distinguished posts such as Chief Conductor of China Youth Symphony Orchestra and Principle Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. A multi prize winner, he received the Golden Prize at China International Conducting Competition in 2006, and his long collaboration with the Chine Philharmonic Orchestra started from the year after. He has also worked with many orchestras of international fame such as Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Besançon Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestra of Oper Frankfurt, Cadaques Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Music Academy of Seoul, Korea, the Symphony Orchestra of America, San Francisco Baroque Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, China National Opera House, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and Guiyang Symphony Orchestra. He has cooperated with numerous nationally and internationally famous performers and composers, including Tan Dun, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jian Wang, Lang Lang, Sun Xiuwei, Alain Lefèvre, Akiko Suwanai, Yuja Wang, David Fray, Khatia Buniatishvili, Nelson Freire, Anne-Akiko Myers, Emmanuel Pahud, Xue Wei, Lü Siqing, Ye Xiaogang, Guo Wenjing and Tang Jianping. His discography included Beethoven’s Symphonies No.5 and No.7 as well as Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10, all with the China Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also recorded Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with baritone Yuan Chenye, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 with Yuja Wang, Concierto de Aranjuez with Xuefei Yang, the Yellow River Cantata with Pu Cunxin, Liao Changyong, Wang Xiufen and Zhang Jianyi. Warmly welcomed among Chinese singers, he is invited to work with celebrated ones such as Song Zuying, Dong Wenhua, Zhang Ye, Yan Weiwen, Jiang Dawei, Tong Tiexin, Wu Bixia and Lü Jihong, just to name a few. He collaborates frequently with “China’s 3 Tenors”, an ensemble formed by Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Mok. Xia conducts more than 50 concerts annually worldwide. He is seen on numerous performances of “Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” hosted by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council in many international cities with significant amount of Chinese residence. His concert tour with celebrated singer Song Zuying across the east and west coasts of the United States was enthusiastically welcomed. In 2015 he led the China Philharmonic Orchestra a stunning concert tour of Central Asia, Western Asia and Europe. He further toured with China Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 by giving concerts in Southeast and Soush Asian countries. His precise and delicate style of conducting contemporary music won him praise from distinguished composers, such as Tan Dun (Water Music and Paper Music), Qigang Chen (“Yuan” and Instants d'un Opera de Pekin) and Krzysztof Penderecki (Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima). He has also worked with pop stars including Jay Chou, John Legend, Zhang Liangying, Sun Nan, Chris Botti, Phoenix Legend and Yang Kun. Xia Xiaotang is currently serving as the General Music Director of the "Triple Senior" Symphony Orchestra. "Triple Senior" Symphony Orchestra is consisted of senior national cadres (Ministers and above), senior military officers (Major Generals and above), senior professors (tenured professors and full professors). In the performance in December 2012 at the National Center for the Performing Arts, many national leaders and over a hundred ambassadors attended and spoke highly of the conductor. The concert went unprecedentedly successful. Now Xia Xiaotang is leading the "Triple Senior" (now renamed as Starry Sky Symphony Orchestra), vigorously promoting and disseminating classical music in China, and actively promoting "Musicalizing China". As the principal conductor of China Youth Symphony Orchestra, Xia Xiaotang has been committed to the building and developing the orchestra, leading the orchestra in hundreds of concerts in cities both domestically and internationally, touring Europe in numerous times. In 2008, the orchestra performed Richard Strauss's "Don Juan" and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2 in Seoul, winning warm tears from the audience with their passionate and profound musical performance. In the past years have Xia led the orchestra to London, Vienna, Berlin, Geneva and Krakow, just to name a few. In recent years, they have performed in National Centre for the Performing Arts Mahler's "First Symphony," "Fifth Symphony", Beethoven's "Fifth Symphony", "Ninth Symphony," Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique", Richard Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel" and " Ein Heldenleben ", Debussy ‘s “La Mer” and other large-scale symphonic works, with rigorous, accurate, passionate, and unrestrained conducting style. Every show left many wonderful moments of extraordinary excitement, widely praised by musicians. Many mainstream media have reported him, calling him "highly gifted conductor", "every cell of his is conducting music", "a conductor expressing music with soul songs", "his gestures have clearly explained the full content of the music", as well as "a conductor for perfectly enjoying music and vision".