Vengerov performs Tchaikovsky

The New York Philharmonic

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Vengerov Performs Tchaikovsky

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$33.00 - $129.00

Duration

1 hour 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

22

Jan, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

23

Jan, 2015

Friday, 8:00 PM

24

Jan, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

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Shostakovich

Symphony No. 5

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Artists

Long Yu

Conductor

Long Yu

Conductor

Long Yu

Conductor

Chinese conductor Long Yu is music director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, and music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. He is also principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Yu is the founder of the Beijing Music Festival and was its artistic director from 1998 to 2018. He is co-director of the MISA festival in Shanghai and founding president of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, created through a partnership among the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the New York Philharmonic. 

Mr. Yu has conducted a highly acclaimed list of orchestras and opera houses throughout the world, including the New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Hong Kong, and Tokyo philharmonic orchestras; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Orchestre de Paris; Hamburg Staatsoper; Philharmonia Orchestra; and the Chicago, Montreal, National, Cincinnati, Bamberg, Berlin Radio, MDR Leipzig Radio, NDR Hamburg, Sydney, BBC, and Melbourne symphony orchestras. As music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Yu has embarked on European and Egyptian tours with the orchestra, performing at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Conservatoire de Luxembourg, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, and Cairo Opera House. He continues to collaborate frequently with many of the world’s most celebrated soloists, such as Alison Balsom, Sumi Jo, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, and Yuja Wang.

In June 2018 Mr. Yu signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. As part of the label’s 120th anniversary celebrations in 2018–19, he conducted a launch concert at Beijing’s Forbidden City.

Long Yu is a Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the recipient of the 2002 Arts Patronage Award of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation. In 2005 the Italian government honored him with the title of L’onorificenza di commendatore. He was awarded France’s highest honor of merit by joining la Légion d’Honneur in 2014. The following year, Mr. Yu was awarded the title “National Literature and Art Worker of Excellence ” by the Chinese government, the Global Citizen Award from the Atlantic Council, and the Samuel Simons Sanford Award from the Yale School of Music. Most recently, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Long Yu is currently vice president of the Chinese Musicians Association and a member of the 11th, 12th, and 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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Maxim Vengerov

Violin

Maxim Vengerov

Violin

Maxim Vengerov

Violin

Grammy Award–winning violinist Maxim Vengerov enjoys international acclaim as a conductor and soloist. Born in 1974, he began his solo career at the age of five, won the Wieniawski and Carl Flesch international competitions at ages 10 and 15, respectively, and went on to record extensively for high-profile labels including Teldec and EMI.

In 2007 Mr. Vengerov followed in the footsteps of his mentor, the late Mstislav Rostropovich, by turning his attention to conducting. In June 2014 he graduated with a Diploma of Excellence from the Moscow Institute of Ippolitov-Ivanov, studying with professor Yuri Simonov, and subsequently enrolled in a two-year opera conducting program. Mr. Vengerov is scheduled to conduct his first performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in Brisbane and Moscow in November and December 2017, respectively.

Highlights of Maxim Vengerov’s 2016–17 season have included the season-opening concerts of the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, and beginning his tenure as the 2017 artist-in-residence with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In May and August 2017 he tours Europe with the Toronto Symphony and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. As guest conductor, his engagements include the RTE National Symphony Orchestra Dublin, Munich Philharmonic, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Vengerov is currently ambassador and visiting professor of the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland (IMMA) and the Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music London. He also holds the position of artist-in-residence with the Oxford Philharmonic. In 1997 Mr. Vengerov became the first classical musician to be appointed International Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF. He plays the ex-Kreutzer Stradivari (1727).

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