Conductor: Daye Lin
Soloist: Xi Chen, violin
Z. XU: A Night Mooring near Maple Bridge
J. SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
N. RIMSKI-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op. 35
The symphony orchestra from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which lies just north of Hong Kong, was founded in 1982. It is one of the finest Chinese orchestras and frequently performs abroad. The orchestra performs here with the Chinese virtuoso violinist Chen Xi, who won the Lipinski-Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists at the age of just 15 and took a dazzling top prize at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at 17. With the introductory symphonic poem by the Chinese composer Xu, the orchestra will conjure up the tonal palette of the Chinese musical tradition. The varied programme also includes a concertante work by the great Finnish symphonist Sibelius and the famous symphonic suite by the Russian master of orchestration Rimsky-Korsakov. The orchestra will be conducted by DaYe Lin, the winner of the 2012 Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in Frankfurt. Lin studied in Berlin under Christian Ehwald, who together with Uroš Lajovec is responsible for the artistic direction of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.
The honorary sponsor is the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of
China H. E. Mr YE Hao.