HANGZHOU PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
HANGZHOU PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, People’s Republic of China
Monday October 01, 2018 (7.30 pm)
Part I: 20 mins
Part II: 70 mins
Intermission: 20 mins
Conductor: Yang Yang
Violin Soloist: Ning Feng
Part I : Jiping Zhao: Violin Concerto No.1
R. Wagner Rienzi Overture, WWV 49
Part II : Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.5
Among the top five orchestras in China (from over a hundred), Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) with 120 musicians have built a reputation for their masterful display. The orchestra is presenting their star violin soloist, Ning Feng in Bangkok. Based in Berlin, Ning Feng is internationally celebrated for his great lyricism and awe-inspiring technique. He is a recipient of the Hanover International prize, and winner of Queen Elizabeth and Yehudi Menuhin International violin competitions. Ning Feng was also awarded first prize of the 2005 Michael Hill International Violin Competition (New Zealand), and in 2006 the winner of the International Paganini Competition. Aside from performing with HPO, Ning has performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the Slobodeniouk Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic, the Guangzhou Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Yang Yang lead the orchestra with authority and nuance. The HPO has also performed with other leading conductors including, conductor Lior Shambadal and conductor Klaus Weise and violinist & conductor Joseph Silverstein.