China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

10 – 22 March 2024

Conductor: Daye Lin

Soloist: Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Jiapeng Nie (cello)

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 China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

In the late 1970s, with cannons roaring cutting mountains, a small fishing village in south of the Five Ridges has undergone earth-shaking changes. This is a miracle in south of the Five Ridges, as well as a miracle in China. All this happened in that unforgettable spring.

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SZSO) was founded under the background of this era.

In 1982, bathed in the spring breeze of reform and opening, young musicians with ideals and ambitions flooded into Shenzhen. The flourishing laterite and the burning passion coexisted, sounding the clarion call for the expedition.

The orchestra has grown from small to large, endured great hardships in pioneer work and been working unceasingly regardless of difficult situations during its development. Fortunately, every step the orchestra takes is under the leadership of the pioneer city, following the vigorous pace of urban development, dare not neglect and never fall behind. 2022 is the orchestra’s 40th anniversary of founding.

After 40 years of hard work and 40 years of unremitting pursuit, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra has become a strong force in the industry at home and abroad. It has spread the voice of Shenzhen on the international stage and won the respect of its peers. SZSO is recognized as one of the outstanding professional symphony orchestras in China and has become a beautiful business card for Shenzhen.

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Daye Lin, conductor

Lin Daye, music director and principal conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, special guest conductor of China National Symphony Orchestra, associate director of Composition & Conducting department at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, adjunct professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Conservatory of Music, key member of First-Class Orchestra Talent Cultivation and Practical of Shanghai Innovation Team, board member of Chinese Musicians Association and member of Shanghai Youth Association. Besides, he has received the He Luting Art Achievement Award for year 2020 and 2022, China National Arts Fund Youth Performing Artist 2020 and won the 6th International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti in 2012.

He has successively studied under Prof. Xu Xin, a conductor educator from the Central Conservatory of Music, Prof. Zhang Guoyong from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Prof. Christian Ehwald of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Germany, and obtained the Konzertexam certificate.

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin

Born in London, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Hallé, Liverpool Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Royal Northern Sinfonia and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has twice been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton, Vasily Petrenko, Ben Gernon, Ryan Bancroft and Tamás Vásáry.

Her duo partners include George Fu, James Baillieu and Huw Watkins. She gave the premiere of Watkins’ Concertino, and in Autumn 2020 premiered his Violin Sonata with him at Wigmore Hall. Working closely with composers remains central to her output. She is thrilled to be a Signum Classics Artist, for whom she has recorded over a dozen discs, ranging from CPE Bach to John Adams, Dvorak to Carter, and frequently winning 5 star reviews, and Editors and Critics choice accolades.

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Jiapeng Nie, cello

Jiapeng Nie is currently a cello faculty at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou and School of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, board member of Shenzhen Cello Association, Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Young Musicians Association.

Jiapeng Nie was enrolled at the National University of Singapore – Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the age of 16 under the tutelage of renowned cello player Li-Wei Qin. At the age of 20, he was awarded a full scholarship to study for a master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany, where he studied with the renowned cello master Arto Noras. He has granted the Germany highest degree Konzerexamen at the age of 26.

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