2023 Youth Music Culture the Greater Bay Area Chamber Concert 2

Date / Venue

  • Feb 18, 2023 16:30
  • Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall


Pavel Haas (1899-1944)
String Quartet No.2 “ From the Monkey Mountains”, Op.7

1.Landscape. Andante
2.Coach, Coachman and Horse. Andante
3.The Moon and I. Largo e misterioso
4.Wild Night. Vivace e con fuoco

Magnolia Quartet
Liu Ming, first violin
Zhu Wenjia, second violin
Ba Tong, viola
Zhu Lin, cello
Hsieh I-Chien (Guest Artist), percussion

Tylman Susato (1510-1570)
Renaissance Dances

GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet
Hu Jian, Yang Chieh, trumpets
Li Qingfeng, horn
Sun Yushu, trombone
Zheng Yuyang, tuba
Hsieh I-Chien (Guest Artist), percussion

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) (arr. Fred Mills)
“Musetta’s Waltz” from La Bohème

GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) (arr. David Marlatt)

Paul Nagle (1941-)
Jive for Five

Hayato Hirose (1974- )
Cotswolds Pictures

Magnolia Quartet

Magnolia Quartet was established in 2019 under the strong promotion of Long Yu, the music director of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. The four female members are Liu Ming (concertmaster of SSO), Zhu Wenjia (concertmaster of Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra), Ba Tong (Viola Principal of SSO) and Zhu Lin (Cello Principal of SSO). Each of the members is the soloist who has performed with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and other top orchestras in China almost every Season. They actively participate in chamber music performances, serve as principals, and become leaders in the orchestras. They are passionate about chamber music and come together with the same belief. Based in Shanghai, Magnolia Quartet demonstrates the strength and responsibility of young generation of Chinese musicians with impressive power and grace, and makes music “bloom like magnolia.”

GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet

The GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet was formed in March 2009. In November 2009, they participated in the 7th China Music Golden Bell Awards Chamber Music (Brass Quintet) Competition and won the gold medal and the “Chinese Works Performance Award”.

They have been invited to participate in the “2010 Lantern Festival Gala” hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. They have been also invited to perform at the National Day reception at the Chinese Embassy in Canberra and give a live performance in the BBC Radio 3 Friday evening “In Tune”.

Since its establishment, the GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet has been attracting music lovers with various works and performances. The artistic propositions the ensemble presents make the audience feel different and wonderful. In 2019, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra produced and published “GSO Brilliant Brass Quintet 10th Anniversary” album. This album has a variety of genres, covering classical, jazz and Chinese elements.

Percussion: Hsieh I-Chien

Hsieh I-Chien is a percussionist with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. At age 16, he was enrolled in the high school division of the Tainan University of the Arts Chinese Music Department. In 2011, Hsieh was accepted at France’s National Conservatory of Rueil-Malmaison, graduating with highest honors in performing, chamber music and music education three years later. Hsieh received his Master’s degree from the National High Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon in 2018. During his years in France, he was a member of “Percussions Claviers de Lyon.”