2016 Chinese New Year Concert

2016 Chinese New Year Concert CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2016

2016 Chinese New Year Concert

Chinese Portal  2016 Chinese New Year Concert combines art and science in a tight way. This concert not only provides the opportunity to expose The magnetic resonator piano (MRP) to the public, but also generate data for further research.  The mood conductor will be helpful to the research on musical emotion from oriental music.

The magnetic resonator piano (MRP) from Centre for Digital Music, an electronically-augmented acoustic piano capable of eliciting new sounds acoustically from the piano strings without speakers, will give the first show to perform oriental culture pieces based on its magnificent characteristics.

Confirmed Artists(Appendix 1)

1. Peter Wiegold. Regular conductor of the Composers' Ensemble, most recently at The Royal Academy of Art in a concert for artist Tom Phillips (2005) and in Dartington, Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Holland. In the summer of 2002 he directed the Composers Ensemble in a Proms Portrait of Pierre Boulez in the presence of the composer.

2. Cheng Yu, Pipa and Guqin player, London Youlan Qin Society, the three major Qin Societies of the West. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_Yu_(musician)

3. He Wu, Soprano, National Opera Studio. http://www.nationaloperastudio.org.uk/he-wu.html

4. Lin Lin, Flutist and pianist, multi award-winning Chinese musician.http://www.linlinmusic.com

5. Mengmeng Wu, Wu mengmeng started learning Guzheng at the age of six. When she was ten, she showed her first formal performance on stage. She has ever numerously visited Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and America etc. for exchanging performances. In 2008, Miss WU was admitted into Central Conservatory of Music, where she continued studying Guzheng from JI Wei, and she also was enlightened by Professor LI Meng, a renowned Chinese Guzheng Musician and Educator. In the University, Miss WU participated in premieres of Guzheng quatet “One Thousand Kilometers Way to Go”, written by Professor LI Meng and Guzheng trio “Spirit of Zheng”, written by Malaysian composer ZHAO Junyi. Moreover, she was frequently invited to perform for Music Channel of CCTV.

6. Wang Xiao. Wang Xiao was born in Luoyang, China. She has played the erhu from the age of six and graduated from the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China. She was an erhu soloist in the Headquarters Arts Troupe of the Henan Provincial People's Armed Police.

7. Liu Menglin. She won several top prizes in many professional competitions on traditional instruments including First Prize in Bamboo Flute Performance at the “Young Performers Competition” in Beijing and Gold Prize at the 4th International Chinese Arts Festival, (Taipei, Taiwan) in 2012, as well as the Golden Prize, Youth Group B in Singapore International Music Competition in 2013.

8. Beici Liang is currently a PhD student at Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training, Queen Mary University of London. Since the age of five, the time when she began to play the piano and learn music theory. Now she is working on Semantic Audio to better discover the intricacies of music through science.

Mood conductor will be set up during the concert to allow the interaction of performers and audience. The mood conductor, invented by Centre for Digital Music, will be the first time to be applied to the oriental music in order to record emotions from audience.

For more information please visit our website http://www.qmul-cssa.org.uk/concert2016/