Yundi & Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Li Yundi was propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18, becoming the youngest and first Chinese winner in the history of the renowned competition. Since then, Li has been regarded as a leading exponent of Chopin’s music. The New York Times praised his performances: “the brilliant young Chinese pianist has proved a technically astounding pianist who is by turns elegant and rambunctious, coolly expressive and white-hot.” For his regular recital tours, Yundi performs at many prestigious venues and festivals. In addition, orchestras and conductors with whom he has collaborated include the Berliner Philharmoniker and Seiji Ozawa. He has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington), Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and NHK Symphony. Warsaw Philharmonic gave its first concert on November 5, 1901 in the Philharmonic’s newly built concert hall. The Orchestra was conducted by Emil Młynarski – co-founder, first music director and resident conductor of the Philharmonic, while the solo part was played by Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Under its new director Witold Rowicki, Warsaw Philharmonic regained the reputation of Poland’s leading symphony orchestra.
Date: September 5, 7:30 pm Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Centerഏ ݡ ױ١ၣඓᇖྖ Address: 425 Dingxiang Road ק བྷ425ރ Admission: 80 yuan to 1,280 yuan Call 6854-1234 for more details