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Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

13 & 14 APR 2018
Fri & Sat 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

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Zhang Guoyong

Zhang Guoyong began his study in conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the direction of the renowned conductor and music educator Huang Xiaotong. In 1993, he was transferred by the government to study at the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire, named after the great composer, where he studied under maestro Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He is currently Artistic Director of the Shanghai Opera House, as well as Professor and Dean of Conducting Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

He has collaborated with many prestigious orchestras and renowned musicians, both at home and abroad. In China, he is widely regarded as one of the leading interpreters of Shostakovich’s symphonies. In addition to the symphonic repertoire, he also conducted numerous operas, such as Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme; La Traviata, and Otello; ballets including Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote and the Nutcrackers; as well as choral masterpieces including Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Requiem, Song of the Forest, Carmina Burana, among others.

In 2006, he was invited to be a member of jury of the 8th Cadaques Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Spain.

In 2007 he toured with China’s Zhejiang Traditional Orchestra to Europe. Subsequently, he also collaborated with many other traditional orchestras such as Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan and Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
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