Chinese musician Xiang Zepei（向泽沛）will stage a violin solo concert on May 5 at the Guangzhou Museum of Art. The performance will commemorate the centenary of the birth of his teacher Ma Sicong(马思聪), a Chinese virtuoso and pioneer in violin performance as well as composing. Over 300 free tickets will be available to the public.
Ma Sicong (1912-1987)
In the concert, Professor Xiang will play "Violin Sonatas without Company" composed by Ma Sicong during his stay in the US. Other world-famous masterpieces will also be performed, including renowned violist Nathan Millstein's adapted version from Variation on a Theme by Paganini. In addition, Professor Xiang will introduce and share his personal understandings of the music.
Xiang Zepei began playing violin when he was just five and studied under Ma Sicong for 14 years from 1952.
Xiang Zepei was playing violin in a concert held in GuiYang University on Nov. 24, 2010
Xiang's talent in music was confirmed when he won a gold medal in the first National Children's Music Composition at the age of 11. After a series of musical tuition in China and later in Austria, Xiang took the positions of violin soloist, the second then the first violin successively in Beijing Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of The China National Opera House. Xiang has cooperated in a slew of solo concerts with many prestigious conductors from home and abroad such as Herbert Zipper, Li Delun(李德伦), Han Zhongjie(韩中杰).
Now the first violin in Beijing Xinhua Symphony Orchestra and concurrently a visiting professor in many musical institutions in China, Professor Xiang embarks on a music career as well as delivering teaching methods of Ma Sicong in an effort to develop future musical talents in China.
When: 10:00, May 5, 2012
Where: Lecture Hall, Guangzhou Museum of Art （广州艺术博物院报告厅）
Address: No. 13, Luhu Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou （广州市越秀区麓湖路13号）
Ticket Booking: 020-83659337 83659202
Free of charge
(By Pan Hui, Richard Glauert, photo source: China.org.cn )