IMPRESSIONS OF CHINAHAOHAN SUN (b.1999): The Echoes of Tianchi, EMILE NAOUMOFF (b.1962): Celestial Parade, SHUYING LI (b.1989): Five, PENGFEI YU (b.1988): The Field of my Hometown, BO LIU (b.1986): Gasuo, ZHILIANG ZHANG (b.1987): The Beauty of Six Operatic Female Roles.
Catalogue Number: 05V069
Description: All of the works in this program were prize winners in the hotly contested 2018 Huang Zi International Chinese Piano Composition Competition, an event marking the 80th anniversary of the death of this influential composer and educator. Themes explored include the charm and unpredictability of China’s landscape, alongside elements of Chinese musical and theatrical aesthetics. Joint First Prize winners were Emile Naoumoff, whose Celestial Parade describes the composer’s wonderful experiences while in Shanghai, and Zhiliang Zhang, whose Qiao Ling Liu Dan portrays six widely differing ‘Dan’ or female characters in Sichuanese opera. Gianluca Luisi (piano).