Pianist Michel Dalberto, pianist Wei Cheng and oboist James Zheng Huang from China will present an exceptional concert at the Dorfkirche, presented by
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MARCELLO – Oboe concert in D minor
MOZART – Sonata for piano four hands C major, KV 521
SCHUMANN – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano op. 94
Michel Dalberto was born in Paris into a non-musical family which has its roots in Dauphiné and Italian Piemonte. He began studying the piano at the age of three and a half. When he was twelve, he was introduced to Vlado Perlemuter, a favourite pupil of Alfred Cortot, and entered his class at the Paris Conservatoire in 1969 where he completed his studies over a period of nine years. He first came to prominence winning the Clara Haskil Prize in 1975. Three years later he won First Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition.
Another influential figure in his musical development was Nikita Magaloff, with whom he has performed and recorded. Dalberto has been acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of Schubert and Mozart. Liszt, Debussy, Fauré, Schumann and Ravel are also among his favourite composers.
Mr James Huang is one of the most well-known oboist in China. He was born in Hunan, China, and began his musical career at the age of 12 at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. He later received a full scholarship to study his bachelor degree at the Oberlin Conservatory, USA, where he was the recipient of the 1999 Distinguished Oboe Award.
When he was just 22 he was the first Chinese-born oboist to serve as Principal Oboist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He also has served as Principal Oboist of the Macao Orchestra. Currently he is the Guest Principal oboist of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Huang was also the first Chinese-born oboist to perform as Guest Principal with the L.A. Philh., Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Singapore Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
Several music prizes attest to Huang’s consummate skills including the Grand Prize at the 2001 Kingsville International Competition and accolades at the New World Symphony Concerto Competition, Music Academy of The West Concerto Competition, Oberlin College Concerto Competition, 2002 New York International Competition for Solo Oboe Players, 2000 Sorantin Young Artist International Competition and the 1999 Fernand Gillet International Solo Oboe Competition. He has made critically acclaimed solo appearances with the New World Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra and The Music Academy of The West Festival Orchestra. He has also performed at the Bowdoin and Spoleto Music Festivals.
In 2011 he was selected as the No 88 Torch Bearer of The 26th World University Games Shenzhen, China.
In 2012 he and world famous pianist Lang Lang created together the Lang Lang Music World piano school in Shenzhen, China. Up to today it has taught more than 800 piano students.
In 2013 Mr Huang become the director of Guangzhou City Youth Elite.
In 2015 he was one of the selected artists traveling together with the first lady of China Mrs Peng Li Yuan to London to visit the Royal College of Music.
In 2016 Mr Huang was awarded Royal College of Music Honorary Member by the Prince Charles and was the only Chinese person to become the International Ambassador of the Royal College of Music. On Feb 9th 2017 he was invited by Prince Charles as a special guest to attend a Gala concert and dinner at the Buckingham Palace. In March the Royal College of Music director Colin Lawson announced to the public that the new organ of the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall would forever be named after Mr ZhengHuang.
In 2016 Mr Huang founded the Kingdom Music Education Group in Hong Kong and this company is the only company that received the authorization from the Royal College of Music to build music schools in China for students under 18. His future goal and focus is to build a better music education platform in China and raise the teaching level to a new height.
The Chinese pianist Chengwei Li was born in Xi’an in 1987 and shared his musical studies between Moscow and London. In Moscow he studied between 2004 & 2008 at the Central School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow in the class of Anton Ryabov. In 2008, he won the “Great Virtuoso” Prize of the Spivakov Foundation of Moscow. He is now the Foundation’s youngest non-Russian pianist.
Later, he was admitted to the Royal College of Music in London and was able to benefit from the advice of Dmitri Alexeev thanks to which he obtained his Master’s degree. He won the Chappelle Prize twice, an internal competition at the RCM, and was also the winner of the Kenneth & Violet Scott Prize.
He was also a winner of the Eugenia Verdet competition in Barcelona in 2014 and won the Greek Odyssey Prize in 2016. Since then, he has given concerts in Europe, the United States and, of course, Asia.
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