TRACE - Solo Pipa recital
Friday 15 August 2014 / 7.30pm / The Gallery / £12
Pipa virtuoso Yang Jing returns to The Rodd to give her only 2014 UK performance. Her programme will include the world premiere of three compositions inspired by her 2013 Residency at The Rodd:
- Valley on the March
- Memory of the Stone
She will also perform some of her most well known works:
- Dance along the Old Silk Road
- Fire Dragon
- Nine Jade Chains
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
The performance runs for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes without interval. Drinks served from 7pm. To book please send an email or phone 01544 260149.
"...The main attraction of the concert however was the phenomenal composer and virtuoso pipa-soloist Yang Jing. ... Her performance was just astonishing... a floating glissando made one hear the pearls dropping and in 'Geyser' Yang Jing conjured the vigorous forces of nature, from tender and impressionist sound-effects à la Debussy to the explosive force of a firebird. It was simply breath taking yet always presented with charm and grace like it was child's play. Ovations for Yang Jing, ovations for all..." Susanne Rudolph, Südwest Press
Renowned Pipa virtuoso Yang Jing maintains an extensive performance schedule throughout Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, bringing a mixture of musical styles and cultures to the stage. Combining her love for the millennium-old tradition of Chinese music with an innovative spirit of exploration, Yang Jing builds on a vast amalgam of musical history from both Asian and Western traditions to create a musical experience that transcends boundaries.
She is equally comfortable whether performing solo concerts, chamber music or concertos, and frequently appears in jazz and improvisatory settings as well. From the Golden Hall in Vienna to the Barbican Center in London; from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Tokyo's New National Theatre; from the Lucerne Culture and Congress Hall in Switzerland and the Jerusalem Concert Hall in Israel to the Beijing Concert Hall in China, audiences have experienced her distinct mix of virtuosity and lyricism, tradition and innovation. In 1999 She performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales during the BBC Last Night of the Proms UK-wide broadcasts.
Yang Jing won the Chinese National Pipa performing Prize in Beijing 1989 by playing the ancient piece in her performing score 'Ambush from Ten Sides'. Since 1986, her compositions for Pipa such as 'Nine Jade Chains','Dance Along the Old Silk Road', 'Disclosure', 'Geyser' not only won the composition prize, also have been performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa. 'Dance Along the Old Silk Road' was chosen as a compulsory piece for the 2004 National Pipa Competition.