2023 Youth Music Culture the Greater Bay Area Chamber Concert 1

Date / Venue

  • Feb 18, 2023 14:30
  • Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No.4

1.Allegro ma non tanto
2.Andante scherzo quasi allegretto
3.Menuetto: Allegretto

The Artisan Quartet of China Philharmonic
Jiang Shuai, first violin
Xu Wenchao, second violin
Zhang Jianli, viola
Zhang Ji, cello

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio For Strings, Op.11

The Artisan Quartet of China Philharmonic

Carl Nielsen (1844-1908)
Wind Quintet, Op.43

I.Allegro ben moderato

SSO Principals Wind Quintet
Hu Zhe, flute
Zhang Xin, oboe
Dai Le, clarinet
Chan Ting Yuen, bassoon
Peter Solomon, horn

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
Three Shanties for Wind Quintet, Op.4

1.Allegro con brio
2. Allegretto Semplice
3. Allegro Vivace

SSO Principals Wind Quintet

György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet

1.Allegro con spirito
2.Rubato. Lamentoso
3.Allegro grazioso
4.Presto ruvido
5.Adagio. Mesto
6.Molto vivace. Capriccioso

SSO Principals Wind Quintet

The Artisan Quartet of China Philharmonic

Established in 2018, the Artisan Quartet consists of four outstanding musicians from the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), namely Jiang Shuai, first violin; Xu Wenchao, second violin; Zhang Jianli, Viola; and Zhang Ji, Cello. As the backbone of the CPO chamber music ensembles, the Artisan Quartet has presented the pieces in the China Philharmonic Orchestra season as follows: Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in d minor “Death and the Maiden” and Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1 ); Performed in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra concert hall’ s season: Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 18, No. 4 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110; Performed Robert Schumann’s piano quartet in E ­flat major on behalf of the China Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salon des Artistes in Budapest. Performed at the “Always with the Party” Quartet Concert held by the Shanghai Huangpu District Government with the invitation of Shanghai Musician Association) in 2021.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet

Flute: He Zhe
National Class I Performer He Zhe joined the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra directly after graduation from the Affiliated Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He is a board member of Asia Flutists Federation and the Shanghai Flutists Association, and a member of the China Musicians Association. Since 2013, Hu has served on the faculty of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy. In 2016, he was recognized by the Ministry of Culture as an outstanding talent nationwide.

Oboe: Zhang Xin
Zhang graduated in 1993 with top marks and joined the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, rising in the ranks from section player to associate principal. Since 2004, Zhang was promoted as principal oboe. He currently serves not only as oboe principal but also head of the woodwind section and the musicians union. He is a board member of the Shanghai Wind Music Association.

Clarinet: Dai Le
Dai Lei, principal clarinet of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, also serves on the faculty of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and is an official Buffet Crampon artist. Dai holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria. Her rich and expressive tones, excellent technique and exquisite interpretations have won her critical acclaim at home and abroad.

Peter Solomon
Currently Principal Horn of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Peter Solomon has performed to great acclaim all over the world. Prior to his appointment in Shanghai, he was the Principal Horn of the Daegu (S. Korea) Symphony Orchestra as well as the Atlantic and New Bedford Symphonies. He is Horn Faculty at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy. Mr. Solomon holds a BM in Horn Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music where he was awarded the George Chadwick Medal as top undergraduate performer and student.

Chan Ting Yuen
Chan Ting Yuen holds degrees from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and the Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 2017, Chan has been principal bassoon of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He currently teaches at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and the HKAPA. Ting Yuen is a core member of the NOVA Ensemble. He is equally passionate on playing the baroque bassoon and works closely with the Cammer Musicus. Ting Yuen is also keen on promoting the bassoon to the community. He is the chairman of The Bassoonion, Hong Kong.