Xilin Wang, Composer in Residence
Xilin Wang is one of the most significant composers in China, distinct for his expressive dramatic and subversive musical language. Wang was born in Kaifeng in Henan Province of China. His father’s untimely death and family poverty led him to join an art troupe in the Chinese PLA in September, 1949 and in 1955, at the age of 19, he was sent to the Central Military Music Conducting School in Beijing. (more)
Mainzer Virtuosi, Orchestra in residence
Mainzer Virtuosi is a young chamber orchestra ensemble founded in 2007 by Prof. Anne Shih and based in the Rhineland in Germany. The orchestra is comprised of top young players from Europe, North America and Asia. The soloists who perform with the orchestra are from the orchestra itself, creating a very collegial and unique atmosphere, inspiring both the players and the audience.
Pavel Kolesnikov (Pianist)
Following Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’s Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Daily Telegraph gave his recital a rare five-star review and called it “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while”.
Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens International Piano Competition in 2012, Kolesnikov has performed around the world. Significant recital and festival appearances include Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Kumho Art Hall (South Korea), the Louvre (Paris), Vancouver Recital Society, La Jolla Music Society, Spoleto Festival USA, Canada’s Ottawa ChamberFest and Banff Summer Festival, Plush Music Festival, and the BBC Proms.
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