Tianxu An Pianist
Pianist Tianxu An, from Beijing, China, is a sought-after young pianist in China, Russia and the United States. Highlights of his 2019–20 season include performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in St.Petersburg, and with the China Philharmonic Orchestra under Xia Xiaotang as part of the International Mariinsky Far East Festival, solo recitals at the Mariinsky Theatre and Shanghai Grand Theater, and a concert with the China NCPA Orchestra under Jia Lü at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. In November 2020, he will collaborate with the Macao Orchestra under Jia Lü again in the Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre.
In July 2019 he made his orchestral debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In June of the same year Mr. An won the fourth prize and a special prize for “courage and restraint” in the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, where his performance was lauded by the jury chairman Denis Matsuev as “sensational” and “beyond his years of maturity.” He has also received numerous top awards including first prize in the 2018 Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition; grand prize in the “Helen Cup” Shanghai International Piano Competition; second prize in the Wiesbaden International Piano, Beijing International Piano Festival Young Artists Concerto, “Lotto Cup” CCTV Piano and Violin Competition, third prize at the Concerto Competition ‘Theodor Leschetizky’ for Gifted Young Pianists; honorable mention from the 2017 San Jose International Piano Competition; and the Zhou Guangren Young Pianist Award.
Mr. An has attended the Beijing International Piano Festival, the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy, Morningside Music Bridge. He has participated in master classes with Klause Baessler, Andrea Bonatta,,and Maxim Mogilevsky.
Mr.An studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Meng-Chieh Liu and also privately studies with Dang Thai Son. He previously studied with Hua Chang at the Middle School affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
Zhengdao Lyu joined at Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 2008. After served in China National Opera Symphony Orchestra since 2007.
A graduate of the Central Conservatory Mr. Lu studied with distinguished professor Liu,Guangsi and Liu, Gang.
As an active percussionist soloist,he’s performed in Asia, North America and Europe. Zhengdao made his debut at the National Center for Performance Arts Concert Hall in 2008 as concerto soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra for the 2008 Olympic Music Season. and appeared in many major concert hall of China as a concerto soloist since than. He has performed as both soloist and chamber musician at countless music festivals and events, he is also the founding member of ‘Striking’ Percussion Ensemble,and play a Duo ‘LL’ with Simon Lin regularly. He can be heard as a soloist from Naxos Recordings as well.
As a member of the National Opera Orchestra, he has performed in every major concert hall and opera theater in China–and also has been a part of orchestra tours to Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and East Asia under the baton of many great maestros. He has also appeared as guest timpanist at major Chinese orchestras Hangzhou Phil, Qingdao SO, Guangxi SO, Fujian SO etc.
As a Clinician and Educator, he gives Clinics around Asia and North America,.
He was a prize winner awarded at 2nd Universal Marimba Competition in 2004.
He is a co-founder and organizer of the Shenyang International Percussion Festival and and aboard member of PAS China chapter. Also Committee Board member of percussion organizations such as China Percussion Association, Liaoning Percussion Society, China Marching Percussion Association and China Marimba Organization etc.
He is representing as Adams Percussion Artist, plays on Adams Timpani. And Marimba One Marimba Artist, JG Percussion I artist and Han Percussion artist. his Signature timpani mallet line made by JG Percussion and Snare drum sticks made by Han percussion of China.
Mozart: sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K 448, the 1st movement (Arr. Vassilena Serafimiva & Thomas Enhco)
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre, Op 40(Arr. Adélaïde Ferrière)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Winter Daydreams I. Allegro tranquillo (Arr. on two pianos)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps
Arranged for two pianos and percussion based on two-piano version
*The program may be subject to change without prior notice.
Colored drinks and food are not allowed to be brought into the venue. Bottled water is also forbidden in some performances.
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is totally banned in the theatre.
Improperly dressing or intemperance will not allowed to enter the theatre. Please understand.
Latecomers have to wait, and to enter quietly at intermission or scene break under the guidance of the usher.
Paper bags, plastic bags, carry-on bags (greater than 25×20cm) and photographic equipment are required to be stored.
To show respect for the artists, please do not take photos or audiotape or videotape recording during the performance.
To ensure the good acoustics during performance, mobile phone signals will be blocked during some performances.
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