Chinese violin making maestro, member of the standing committee of EILA.Professor,former director of the Violin Making&Research Center,Central Conservatory of Music,China.
Prof.Zheng Quan was graduated from Cremona International Violin Making School&Parma Conservatory of Music in 1986. What is unique for Prof.Zheng Quan is that he established in 1988 the first Department for Violin Making&Research in China for under and graduate studies,and trained a lot of students since.Promoted the development of violin making industry of China.
He won more than 20 awards in the international competitions which including four gold medals. In 1987 he was awarded a Violin First Prize Gold Medal in Italy"BAVENO"First National Competition for Violin Making;and that year he got Violin&Viola First Prize Gold Medal in Bulgaria 2nd International Competition for Violin and Viola Making;In1990USSR,he obtained Violin First Prize Gold Medal in the 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Prof.Zheng served as judge of VSA International Violin Making Competition In 2008&Italy International Violin Making Competition In 2018. From 2010 to 2016,as the chairman of the jury,he successfully organized three China International Violin Making Competitions in Beijing.
He has been a member of the standing committee of the National People's Congress;a member of the cultural and health committee of the China National People's Congress;a member of the standing committee of the central committee of the China democratic league;vice president of the China musical instrument association and vice president of the European Union Association of China. He is the President of the violin maker branch of China musical instrument association and Standing Vice President of the Western Returned Scholars Association.
Giorgio Scolari was born in Casalbuttano (Cremona) on January 5th, 1952. He lives and work in Via Virgilio 1 in Cremona. He attended the International School of Violinmaking in Cremona where he studied under Master Pietro Sgarabotto and Gio Batta Morassi, and recieved his diploma in 1970. From 1970 to 1976 he worked out of the workshop of Morassi in Via Mantova, and later opened his own workshop in Via Trecchi 8. Giorgio currently works together with his brother Daniele in a new workshop situated in Via Virgilio 1. He continually searches out new forms and ways to improve sound quality, and studies to enrich his understanding of wood technology, chemistry, varnish, and the physical-acoustic phenomenon of instruments.
Since 1974 he has taught violinmaking at the School, and describes his students as attentive and conscientious. He also serves as vice president of the School. He has studied organ, piano and composition, and has an intense schedule as a director of several choral groups.
His production is inspired by the great Cremonese masters of the past; he uses models by Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri, as well as his own personal models. Every instrument he makes is the object of carful study. His varnish, produced in his workshop, is brillant, soft, and trasparent. He also performs expert repairs on all stringed instruments.
He has held various professional posts: Coordinator of Professional Courses in the State/Regional Project, internship Coordinator for the violinmaking workshops of Cremona (C.F.P), President – Violin Making Group Cremona Province of the Federation of Artisans, President of the Consortium of Violinmaking "Antonio Stradivari" Cremona.
Haide Lin was born in Guangzhou China and presently lives in California.
His musical life began with the piano at age 7 and with violin one year later.Eventually he became a professional violinist in the Zhujiang Movies Factory Symphony Orchestra.
Haide studied violin making in the Guangzhou technical school under master violin makers Liang Guo Hui and Xu Fu.He taught violin making at the technical school and studied exclusively under Maestro Liang,as his violin making assistant at the Guangzhou Musical Research Institute.In 1985 he moved to California to work for Jay Ifshin as shop foreman.In his making,
Haide has developed a unique sound and highly individual antiquing techniques.In addition to instrument making he is the principle restorer and repair of instruments at Ifshin violins.Haide presently teaches violin making as guest professor in the Guangzhou Xin Hai Conservatory of Music.His students have received many awards from the international violin making competitions.
The second prize in the Guangzhou Young Violin Making Competition 1982.
Violin workmanship certificate at the 7th Violin Society of America(VSA)International violin making competition 1986.
Violin workmanship certificate at the 8th VSA violin making competition 1988.
Three certificates of merit for viola tone,viola workmanship and violin workmanship at the 9th VSA International violin making Competition 1990.
Two certificates of merit for cello tone and quartet tone at the 19th VSA international violin making Competition 2008.
Two certificates of merit for viola tone and quartet tone at the 20th VSA international violin making competition 2010.
Two certificates of merit for cello tone and cello workmanship at the 21st VSA international violin making competition 2012.
Silver medal for cello tone and certificate of merit for violin workmanship at the 22nd VSA international violin making competition 2014.
The certificates of merit for quartet tone at the 23rd VSA international violin making competition 2016.
The Certificate of merit for viola tone at the 24th VSA international violin making competition.
After graduation from the mirecourt School of violin making in 1983, Pierre Caradot pursued his career with various leading members of the profession in Besançon, Paris and aix-en-Provence before taking up employment with Etienne vatelot in 1985. He was made supervisor with responsibility for workshop standards in 1988, working closely with the master on restorations, and dealing with musicians and their requirements. Over fifteen years in this workshop he learned to recognise the style of the classical masters, especially from france and italy, through restoring and adjusting their instruments. at the same time he made new violins, violasand cellos, following both vatelot's models and his own personal approach.
In October 2000 he teamed up with Philippe dupuy and Christophe Schaeffer, well-known luthiers and bow makers, with the aim of maintaining a french tradition of the highest standard.
Polish luthier.Violin making studied at The Violin Making Technical School in Nowy Targ.He practiced violin making at F.Mardula workshop in Zakopane,V.Blay in Dortmund,J.Kun in Ottawa and G.Batta Morassi in Cremona.Winner and gold medalist on International Luthier`s Competition in 1993 Prague, 1997 Nachod,1998 Moscow.Second prize:1991 Poznan,1997 Nachod,2013 Dolny Kubin.Third prize:2002 and 2007 Moscow.
He won many other prizes:6 times award of the highest violin making qualities,3 times in the category for the best sounds of instruments.
Repeatedly member of jury of international competitions for luthiers:
2004 Nachod,2006 Poznań,Dolny Kubin,Cremona,2007 Dolny Kubin,2008 Nachod,Dolny Kubin,2011 Dolny Kubin,2016 Poznań,2018 Malta.
In 2014 president of jury of Polish Violin-making Competition.
Member of Polish Luthier`s Association and active activist–currently member of head.
In his life has built about 310 instruments:260 violins,40 violas,11 cellos,inspired by Stradivarius art,which is used by musicians worldwide.At the moment leading his workshop in Jelenia Góra,Poland.
Shiquan Zhao started his violin-making career at the age of 18.In 1983 he graduated from the two year violin making school in Tianjin,China.He then became a maker in a violin shop in Tianjin.During the 6 years he worked in Tianjin he won third place at the Violin-Making Competition in China for one of his cellos.
In 1989,he was picked from many applicants to join the Violin-Making Department of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.Here he studied with Professor Quan Zheng and was asked to become a teacher in the Department after he graduated.
In 1995,he was admitted to The Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City,and studied with Peter Paul Prier.
In 1996,he started working for Morey's Music Inc.,String Department,where he is currently their Master Luthier.In 2003 he entered the 10th"Antonio Stradivari"International Luthiers Competition in Cremona Italy,where he placed 11th for his violin.At the 2nd International Violin-Making Festival and Competition of"Venceslav Metelka"in 2004,he won a silver metal for his violin.He also won first place for the"Best Scroll and Peg Box Carving Contest"held during this same competition.In the Fall of 2004 Shiquan Zhao was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his violin at the Violin Society of America competition held in Portland Oregon,U.S.A..In 2006 he entered the 11th"Antonio Stradivari"International Luthiers Competition in Cremona Italy,where he received Honorable Mention(Menzione d'onore)for his viola.In the Fall of 2006 Shiquan Zhao was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his violin at the Violin Society of America competition held in Baltimore,U.S.A..In the Winter of 2016,Shiquan Zhao was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his viola at the Violin Society of America competition held in Cleverland,U.S.A.In the Winter of 2018,Shiquan Zhao was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his viola at the Violin Society of America competition held in Cleverland,U.S.A.
He is a guest professor of Shen Yang Conservatory of Music since 2005.
Born into a family of artists in 1972, Doriane Bodart is the granddaughter of the great sculptor Marcel Bodart, and her parents were both violin makers (luthiers). She learned her craft from world-renowned master bow-makers, acquiring during her years of apprenticeship the century-old techniques in the tradition of French bow-making. She has worked together with great masters such as Stephane Thomachot, Noel Burke, Charles Espey, Pierre Guillaume. She attended master classes at Oberlin (Ohio) and has participated in numerous exhibitions. For the past 4 years she was invited at the “Bellevilloise” bow exhibition, a grouping which brings together the greatest contemporary bow-makers.
She has regular invitations to exhibitions in Paris, Frankfort(Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands),Zurich (Switzerland)and Cremona (Italy).
She recently won unanimously the First Price (« Grand Prix ») and a Special price for the sound, given by Jean-Charles Monciero (member of the jury, and violist) at the “international bow making competition, Viola’s 2019 in Paris”.
She chooses with great care the best Pernambuco wood, known for its excellence for bows. The name of Bodart is now renowned for its reliability, and high-quality workmanship. Doriane works from her beautiful Parisian studio in the famous Montparnasse district. Many gifted musicians use her bows, which are widely distributed abroad, in Vienna, the United States, Japan.
Ma Rong-Di’s bows are crafted from top-level materials with precision and unique workmanship. For the excellent performance, comfortable use and exquisite craftsmanship, his bows won the praise of performers all over the world.
In 1996 at the 12th VSA Violin and Bow Making Competition, he was awarded four Certificates of Merit for his violin bow, viola bow, cello bow and double bass bow.
In 2013 at the 2nd China International Violin and Bow Making Competition (CIVMC), he won two Gold Medals for violin bow and viola bow, and his cello bow got the highest mark for workmanship.
In 2016 at the 3rd CIVMC, he won two Silver Medals for violin bow and double bass bow, and he was granted Award of Merit Bow by the German Violin and Bow Makers Association.
Ma Rong-Di is currently a member of the China Violin Makers Association
Born in 1956 in Nice France
1967-72 Violin studies at the Toulouse Conservatory.
1972-75 Bowmaking studies at the Ecole Nationale de Lutherie de Mirecourt with the master Bernard Ouchard.
1975 Brevet de technicien,
He opened my first workshop in 1978 in Toulouse.
Since he make bows inspired by the great masters of the 19th century.
1999 Third prize at the Concours International de Lutherie et d'Archèterie de Paris for a viola bow.
Concertmaster and Assistant Artistic Director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra,Violin Professor and Director of the Chamber Music Division in the Orchestra Instrumental Studies Department at the Central Conservatory of Music,and the Chairman of the China Federation of Chamber Musicians(CFCM),
Mr.Chen Yun was born in China in 1955.He started to play the violin,taught by Mr.Zheng Ri-hua when he was only 4 years old.He has served as viola principal and violin soloist at the Beijing Opera Troupe's Orchestra in his hometown Guangzhou for 7 years since 1970.Among a very small group of outstanding students admitted to study at one of the top conser vatories in China when the Cultural Revolution ended,Mr.Chen Yun entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1978,studied violin with Professor Lin Yao-ji.He graduated in 1982 after winning the Menuhin Prize at the prestigious Portsmouth International String Quartet Competition in England as the first violinist of the China Youth String Quartet.In the subsequent year,he has been sent by the Chinese government to study chamber music with Professor Harry Curby at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in Australia.Upon returning to his homeland in 1985,Mr.Chen Yun became the head of the chamber music study program at the CCM in Beijing,and served as the concertmaster of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra,which has toured many major European cities under his leadership.
In 1989,Mr.Chen Yun joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and acting concertmaster,and founded the"Cheng"String Quartet as the first violinist,performing series of classical music concerts between 1994 and 1996,with repertoire ranging from Beethoven,Mozart to Bartok.In 1996,he became the concertmaster and Artistic Director of the Macao Orchestra.He has also served as concertmaster of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra,the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra,the Hong Kong Sinfonietta Orchestra,and the Beijing Concert Hall Concertmaster Chamber Orchestra.He has rich experience in classical music repertoire,and he has performed extensively in orchestra tours throughout Europe,Asia and America.
In 2000,Mr.Chen Yun helped build the China Philharmonic Orchestra and became the concertmaster since.As an excellent violinist,violist,orchestra leader,and a devoted string and chamber music teacher,Mr.Chen Yun became a Visiting Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in 2000,where his student Long Xi won the first prize at the Romania International Violin Competition in 2001.He has been appointed to the CCM as Violin Professor and the Director of the Chamber Music Division of the Orchestra Instrumental Studies Department in the CCM in 2006.The CCM has held the first China-South Korea International Chamber Music Festival and the 2nd China-Singapore Chamber Music Festival under his leadership.Under the tutorship of Professors Chen Yun and Yu Bing,the CCM Amber String Quartet has won the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne,Australia in 2013.
As a frequent judge of orchestral musician auditions for many orchestras,Mr.Chen Yun has trained string sections for establishing the China National Symphony Orchestra,the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Macao Symphony Orchestra.He has judged the Qingdao Violin Competition in 2005,the Andre Postachini International Violin Competition in 2009,the CCTV Violin Competition in 2010,the China's Association of Musicians"Golden Bell"String Quartet Competition in 2011,and the HKIVS-Shlomo Mintz International Violin Competition in 2017.
One of the most prominent and influential Chinese violinists today,Siqing Lu(pronounced See-Ching Lyu)performs regularly with major international and Chinese orchestras,in recitals and with the China Trio which he founded in 2011.As the first Asian violinist to win the prestigious International Paganini Violin Competition,Siqing has performed to acclaim in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls in more than forty countries and territories worldwide,including the Musikverein in Vienna,Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City,Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles,Southam Hall at National Arts Centre in Ottawa,Maison Symphonique and Place des Arts in Montreal,Barbican Centre,Royal Opera House and Wigmore Hall in London,Theatre Des Champs Elysees and Louis XIV Opera House at Palace of Versailles in Paris,the Great Hall in Moscow,Suntory Hall in Tokyo,Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre in Melbourne,Sydney Opera House,the Esplanade in Singapore,Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
Highlights for the past year includes a nationwide recital tour of more than forty cities in China,a series of concerts at the NCPA in Beijing,concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Xian Zhang at Lincoln Centre,with the London Symphony Orchestra and Tan Dun at the Barbican Centre,the 2018 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chinese New Year's Concert.Siqing was also invite as guest soloist on tour with the NCPA Orchestra at the Abu Dhabi Music Festival,the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bangkok International Dance and Music Festival,the China National Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House,as well as the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra on their historic first ever South America tour.
Siqing appears regularly at many of the top music festivals and prestigious music events around the world.He is the Artistic Director of the National Centre for the Performing Arts May Festival in Beijing,and is on the Jury of several prestigious international competitions such as the Menuhin Competition and the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition.In fall of 2016,he founded the Siqing Lu Shenzhen Futian International String Festival,of which he is the Artistic Director.
Siqing Lu has released more than 20 CDs and video recordings for Philips,Naxos,Marco Polo,and BIS.His five recordings of the"Butterfly Lovers"violin concerto,the most famous work among the Chinese violin repertoire,has sold millions of copies worldwide.His interpretation of this piece is widely considered the best and he has thrilled audiences in more than twenty countries worldwide performing this violin concerto.His latest recording of the Mendelssohn and Bruch violin concertos as well as Tan Dun's violin concerto Out of Beijing Opera with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was released worldwide by ABC Classics,Australia's largest and most influential record company,to acclaim in March 2018.
Over the past decades,Siqing Lu has received numerous honors worldwide for his outstanding artistic achievement and social contributions,including Honorary Certificate from the United States House of Representatives,New Jersey Outstanding Achievement in Arts Award for Asian,California Senate Honorary Certificate,Honorary Certificate from the California Executive Committee of the House on multiple occasions,the Montblanc Outstanding Artist Award, China Youth Magazine's"The 100 Most Influential Young People of the 21st Century in China"award.On September 16th of 2006,the City of Millbrae,California passed a legislation to have the date proclaimed as"Siqing Lu Day"in honor of Siqing's achievements.
Siqing Lu was born in 1969 in Qingdao,China.He began to study violin at the age of four.As an eight-year-old child,he became the youngest student ever to be admitted by the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing as a special talented student and studied with Prof.Zhenshan Wang. At the age of eleven,the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin chose Siqing to study at his school in London.In 1984,he returned to China for advanced studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.Five years later,he went to the Juilliard School and studied with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang.
Siqing Lu plays regularly ona 1734 ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesu violin,which is graciously loaned to him by his close friend Mr.J Zhou,a passionate music lover,collector and successful entrepreneur.
In summer of 1992,Mr.Ge-Fang Yang was named the new first violinist of the Alexander String quartet,joined the faculty at San Francisco State University and became one of the directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center in San Francisco.
For more than a decade,he performed in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls in London,Paris,Amsterdam,Munich,Prague,Madrid,Rome,Dublin,Toronto,New York city,Chicago,Philadelphia,Baltimore,Miami,Orlando,Cincinnati,Washington DC,Los Angeles,San Francisco,etc.He has
performed complete cycles of Beethoven quartets,Mozart quartets,Bartok quartets,Brahms quartets,Shostokovich Quartets,Janacek quartets and other master pieces.
He had appeared in radio and television programs in Europe and United States,featured in such international publications as Strad,Strings,Grammophon,BBC Classics,and Chamber Music America.
As both performer and producer,he made the Beethoven complete string quartet recording for Arte Nova label of BMG,Germany,which received the Boston Global best classic album of the year after the release in 1998.He also recorded for Foghorn,CRI,and Inova of USA.
During his tenure in the quartet,he was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree twice,by Allegheny College of Pennsylvania in 1995,and by St.Lawrence University of New York in 1998 for his outstanding achievements in music performance and education.
In 2010,he joined the faculty at Renmin University as professor in chamber music and violin and was the music department chair from 2012-2014.
In his latest move,he started his teaching post in the world class Central Conservatory of Music of China.
Mr.Yang obtained his BA degree from Wuhan Conservatory in China and finished his graduate study in College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati,USA.
His mentors included Prof.Kurt Sassmannshaus, Ms.Dorothy Delay of US, Prof.Gao Yi, Zou Ting-Heng,Lin Yao-Ji of China,The Tokyo String Quartet and La Salle String Quartet of US.
'Mr.Qin has a great deal going for him,including a meltingly beautiful tone,flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique'
-----New York Times
An exclusive Universal Music China Artist,Li-Wei Qin has appeared all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician. After achieving great success at the 11th Tchaikovsky International Competition where he was awarded the Silver Medal,Li-Wei has since won the First Prize in the prestigious 2001 Naumburg Competition in New York."A superbly stylish,raptly intuitive performer"(Gramophone Magazine,January 2015)was the description of the cellist's Elgar and Walton concerti recording with the London Philharmonic.
During the 17/18 season,Li-Wei will make his debut with the London symphony orchestra and the Russian philharmonic orchestra. He will also appear with the Melbourne Symphony as well as China National Symphony Orchestra 2018 North American tour.Other engagements including returns to the Finnish Radio Orchestra,Western Australian Symphony,China philharmonic and Auckland Philharmonic Orchestras.
Two times soloist at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall,Li-Wei has enjoyed successful artistic collaborations with many of the worlds great orchestras including all the BBC symphony orchestras,the Los Angeles philharmonic,London Philharmonic,the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin,the NDR-Sinfonierorchester Hamburg,the Konzerthausorchester Berlin,the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra,La Verdi Orchestra Milan,the Osaka Philharmonic,Hong Kong Philharmonic,China Philharmonic,the Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony among many others.Leading conductors with whom he has worked include Sir Andrew Davis,Vladimir Ashkenazy,Marek Janowski,Jaap Van Zweden,Jiri Belohlavek,Hans Graf,Yu Long,Lu Jia,the late MachelloViotti and the late Lord Menuhin.Li-Wei has also appeared with chamber orchestras such as the KremerataBaltika,Sinfonia Vasovia,the Munich,the Zurich,the Australian Chamber Orchestras.
In recital and chamber music,Li-Wei is a regular guest at the Wigmore Hall and for the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society,New York.He has appeared at the BBC Proms,the Rheinghau,the City of London,the Schlewigs-Holstein and the Mecklenburg Festivals.Li-Wei has collaborated with musicians such as Daniel Hope,Nabuko Imai,Misha Maisky,David Finckel,Wu Han,Vladimir Mendelssohn and Peter Frankel,among many others.
Li-Wei's recordings on Universal Music/Decca include the complete Beethoven Sonatas,Works of Rachmaninov with pianist Albert Tiu,Dvořák Concerto with Singapore Symphony Orchestra and conductor Lan Shui and Elgar/Walton Concerti with the London Philharmonic.Most recently,courtesy of Universal Music,Li-Wei's 2013 live concert with the Shanghai Symphony and Maestro Yu Long has been released on Sony Classical.
Born in Shanghai Li-Wei moved to Australia at the age of 13,before accepting scholarships to study with Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music,Manchester and with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,London.He was invited to join the BBC'New Generations'scheme in 2001 and in 2002,Li-Wei received the Young Australian of the Year Award.Other major invitations included appearances at both the 2008 Beijing Olympics(New Zealand Symphony),2012 London Olympics and the Davos World Economics Forum(Basel Symphony Orchestra).Recently,the World Fortune Global Forum opening ceremony in Guangzhou invited Li-weito perform as well.
Prior to teaching at the YST Conservatory,Li-Wei was a professor of cello at the Royal Northern College of Music,Manchester.He is also a guest professor at Shanghai and Central Conservatory of Music in China.Li-Wei plays a 1780 Joseph Guadagnini cello,generously loaned by Dr and Mrs Wilson.
International viola performer Su Zhen is currently a professor and the director of the viola section in the Orchestral Instruments Department in the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing.
In addition, she is a visiting professor at Royal Academy of Music in London, and a renowned instructor at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She also is ABRSM China Consultant and a much sought-after consultant for the Asian Youth Orchestra, the first Chinese judge in international viola competition and the member of Beijing Musicians' Association. She is highly honoured to be a representative of the Tenth Chinese National Women's Congress.
In 1996, Ms. Su Zhen played as the associated principal in viola section in China National Symphony Orchestra. Then she won a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London, where she pursued postgraduate studies with the distinguished professor John White. She won the majority of the viola awards at the RAM, and was a prize-winner at the 1997 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. Ms. Su Zhen was also the only violist ever to be awarded the Principal's Prize at the RAM (the highest prize for graduates issued by RAM) since the Royal Academy was founded more than 180 years ago. She is the Academician of RAM now.
From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Su Zhen held the post of assistant principal violist of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Furthermore, as a solo violist and chamber musician, she was invited to give solo and ensemble concerts all over the world, including the International Music Festivals in Edinburgh, Geneva, the International Arts Festival in Tokyo, and the International Viola Arts Festival in the UK.
In 2004, Ms. Su Zhen was invited to return to CCOM in Beijing to become the youngest professor in CCOM. She has been active on the stages of the well-known music festivals worldwide including the Great Mountains International Music Festival, Austria Academy of Music and the International Music Festival in France and gave masterclasses. Her album British Rhapsody was issued in London in 2014 and achieved a huge success. Her performing in the record was praised as "one of the most famous violists" and "brilliant performing" by GRAMOPHONE and Strad.
During more than ten years' teaching, many of Ms. Su Zhen's students performed in chief professional orchestras and worked as faculty in institutes both at home and abroad. Ms. Su Zhen was a member of the jury at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, being the first Chinese juror in such a top-leveled international viola competition. She was also the juror at Beijing International String Quartet Music Competition and the most important China National Music Prize "Golden Bell". She was also highly honored to play as the appointed artist in the concerts during the Menuhin Competition in Beijing in 2012 and China National CCTV Piano and Violin Competition.
Cello Professor in Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM for short)
Supervisor of Postgraduate
Principal of Middle School of CCOM
Resident Artist of Mount Royal Univercity Conservatory
Outstanding teacher of The 4th International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition
China Bao Gang Outstanding Teacher Award
Advanced Individual Excellent Teacher of"SanYnRen Teacher of CCOM
Excellent Tutor Of National Youth Committee
First Prize of National Ensemble&String Quartet Competition
Judge of Mexican Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition
Distinguished Guest Professor of CCTV Music Channel"Music Tells You"
Namula was born in a family of professional musician of Ewenki.Her father is a famous player of Matouqin and Cello.Her mother is an excellent dancer and educator.Namula's uncle is a prominent composer of Inner Mongolia,who has written hundreds of ethnic works loved by people,including Meet Before Aobao, Morning Melody on Grassland
Namula entered the High School Affiliated to Central Conservatory of Music in 1982,learning Cello from Professor Song Tao,a prominent Cello master as well as educator of the Conservatory.In 1988,Namula was exempted from the College Entrance Examination to CCOM.And at the same year,she won the second prize of the National Cello Competition(Junior).Namula graduated in 1992 with outstanding scores and became a teacher in this school afterwards.She has served as the director of the Cello course in the Middle School for 17 years from 1995.In 2011 she was appointed Principal of the Middle School.
Namula has participated in many major performances locally and abroad,and held a number of solo recitals,chamber music concerts and lectures in Switzerland,the United States,Canada,Japan,Hong Kong,Macau,Australia,France and other countries.She devotes to the education,training a large number of excellent cello talents.Namula put on many public performances in major cities both at home and abroad with the delegation of the Chinese Musicians.From 1997,Namula has become the permanent professor of Canada's Morningside Music Bridge.Many of Namula's cello teaching DVD have been published,such as Cello and Piano,Cello Classroom Teaching,New Works of Cello.She edited Three Cello Masterpieces, Amateur Graded Examination Cours(Two volumes),Cello Class etc.In addition,she also wrote A Brief Discussion of Cello Teaching and a series of articles on Cello teaching for the Magazine-Yang Musician including.
Being a cello educator,Namula has trained a lot of cello talents,most of whom have won international awards.