Join our summer concert series at downtown JC! Enjoy the live music from different genres, including classical, pop and country music.
Performers: Violinist Shuqi Luo and Cellist Qianci Liu.
Dates: July 16th, 2022 & August 6th, 2022.
Presented by Brighter Bee Academy of Jersey City.
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[Photo by Mr. Liang Pan]
Shiqi Luo, a Chinese-born violinist, joined Paulus Hook Music Foundation in 2022 as a soloist in concert performance, and an educator in music enrichment program for children. Shiqi received Master Degree and Professional Studies in Classical Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 2021.
Shiqi Luo, a Chinese-born violinist, joined Paulus Hook Music Foundation in 2022 as a soloist in concert performance, and an educator in music enrichment program for children. She is also a core violinist at The Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA. Shiqi received a Master Degree and Professional Studies Certificate in Classical Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 2021.
Shiqi began her violin studies at the age of four. Later, she was admitted to the Primary School and Secondary Professional Music School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She studied under Professor Yu Lina, one of the most famous violinists and educators. At the age of 11, she appeared on the stage of Shanghai Grand Theatre, where she performed “Butterfly Lovers” with renowned violinists such as LiNa Yu, Zhijiong Wang and Mengla Huang. During her school years, she was awarded with the People’s Scholarship and the Tang Scholarship. Her live recording of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 was included in the album celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She was also invited to perform at Shanghai Weekly Radio Concerts in Shanghai Concert Hall.
In 2014, Shiqi was admitted to the Manhattan School of Music in New York City with scholarship, studied under Professor Lucie Robert and Professor Malkin Iscca, two renowned contemporary violinists.
She also studied chamber music with the violinists from American String Quartet members, Peter Wingrad、Laurie Carney and the cello professor David Geber at Manhattan School of Music. She was invited to perform at the MusicAlp International Academy Festival in France and the Beijing International Music Festival… In 2018, She performed in the United Nations at the Summit Health Industry. In the same year, as a rising classical music star of Ningbo City, she performed in the concert “Coming Home”. In 2020, She performed with the famous vocalist Ruston Ropac at the Columbia University Concert Hall – – “Thinking for solo voice and Two Poems of Li Bai”, a contemporary work for soprano and violin by young composer Keyin Lou. In 2022, she was invited by Brighter Bee Academy to perform Midsummer Night’s Dream Concerts for Children in New Jersey, and performed in the Mid-Autumn Concert with the Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA at Lincoln Center. In October, she was invited by the Association of Classical Musicians and Artists to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.
After graduating, Shiqi joined the Paulus Hook Music Foundation and began teaching violin in the New York and New Jersey area. With many years of teaching experience, Shiqi has in-depth study and research on violin enrichment education. Two of her students were admitted to primary school affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Her teaching is deeply appreciated by students and their parents.
Celebration the New Year at Carnegie Hall !
From Chinese gongs to Salad Bowls, multi-percussionist Shiqi Zhong will surely dazzle your senses this holiday season with a wide range of instruments and musical genres in his upcoming Carnegie Hall debut. The percussion solo recital will feature works by Gerassimez, Santamaría, Psathas, Cardoso, Nørgård, as well as two emerging Chinese composers, Liu and Wang. As a rising star of Chinese young percussionist, Mr. Zhong’s interests in ethnomusicology and new music have led him to curate a concert program that is culturally diverse and artistically innovative.
The program takes in several pieces with strong influence from East Asian Culture, specifically ancient Chinese texts. Two world premier pieces in the program, Kind as Water and When the Sun Goes Down, both adopt electronic music, live percussion and visual arts to express very specific visual images and spiritual ideas, which are deeply imbedded in traditional Chinese culture. Kind as Water, a gesture-based electronic percussion piece, not only tells the story through the subtlety of music status and the philosophy around water, but also brings new sensorial experience from the phenomenological perspective. When the Sun Goes Down, a piece for hand percussion instruments and digital audio, portrays the changing color of time and space during the sunset. Moreover, the last piece on the program is named after an ancient Chinese divination text—I Ching (The Book of Changes). Inspired by this ancient text suggesting that different states of being for all living things should be considered as an eternal, hidden cycle that are behind everything we do, the composer Mr. Nørgård selects four states, in which forms a sequence that reflects such ancient philosophy.
Mr. Zhong will also perform two transcriptions of music from South America—Afro Blue and Milonga. Afro Blue has been one of the most widely interpreted pieces in the field of Latin Jazz; it blends Cuban rhythm with a melody simulated from an African tribal chant. Milonga is also a popular piece, originally written for guitar from Jorge Cardoso’s guitar solo book, 24 Pieza Sudamericanas.
Another unique jazz repertoire in the program is Piazonore, a work composed by Gerassimez in 2014 for vibraphone and piano duo. The composer originally intended to write an arrangement for Piazzolla’s popular Libertango, however, shifted over to something more personal along the way. Lastly, as one of the favorite virtuosic marimba works among solo percussionists, One Study One Summary includes optional junk percussion that puts frying pan and salad bowl to great use. This is also the first piece that composer John Psathas uses audio backing track; not only does it gives the piece a motoric texture, but also set in motion an entirely new way of writing for the composer.
The concert is presented by Paulus Hook Music Foundation as a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between China and the United State. It is our pleasure to invite you to this special concert at the Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) on December 27th, 2019, 8:00 pm.
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