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Monthly Masterclasses at Negri Violin Program

Gstaad, Switzerland

From Sept. 2017 

http://www.negriviolinprogram.ch/cn/

 

 

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Jury member of The Seoul International Music Competition (Violin)

Arts Centre

Seoul, Korea

13th - 26th. Mar. 2018

http://www.seoulcompetition.com/

 

 

 

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Conducting / Masterclasses at China Violin Forum and Competition for Young String Players/Teachers

Chongqing, China

15th - 19th. Aug. 2017

 

 

 

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Masterclasses at International Music Festival

18th - 28th.July 2017

Hellas - Loutraki, Greece

http://www.imf.org.gr

 

 

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Conducting the Central Conservatory Virtuosi in Memory of Prof.Lin Yaoji

Conservatory Opera House

20:00, 19th.May.2017

Masterclasses at the Central Conservatory of Music

Beijing, China

11th - 19th.May.2017

 

 

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Master classes

San Vito al Tagliamento

Italy

18th-19th.Feb

11th-12th.Mar.2017

 

 

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Masterclasses at the Central Conservatory of Music

Beijing, China

27th.Oct - 2nd.Nov.2016

 

 

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Master classes at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (Middle School)

Lecture for Shanghai Violin Teachers' Association

Shanghai, China

1st-3rd.Sept.2016

 

 

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Conducting/Masterclass with Nier Symphony Orchestra at Li Zhi Li Music Festival

Kunmin

China

23rd - 26th. Aug. 2016

 

 

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2016华姐欧洲区决赛现场  2016华姐欧洲区决赛现场评委  2016华姐欧洲区决赛现场余欣领奖

2016华姐欧洲区决赛现场观众 

Jury member of '' Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant ''

Phoenix TV CNE Europe

Opera House, Manchester

UK

6th. Aug. 2016

http://misseu.pcne.tv/videos

 

 

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Conducting Mitteleurope Orchestra for the Final / Jury member / Masterclass at the Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition 2016

 

San Vito al Tagliamento

Italy

30th.June - 3rd.July.2016

http://www.mitteleuropaorchestra.it/en/concerto/finale-concorso-internazionale-il-piccolo-violino-magico/

www.accademiadarchiarrigoni.it

https://www.facebook.com/ilpiccoloviolinomagico/videos/266155867074196/

 

 

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Conducting Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie

Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth

Belgium

19:00, 20th.May.2016

 

 

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HU Kun - Worldclass Musician from Chengdu

(Walk in to the World of Music Explorer HU Kun)

世界级音乐骄子:胡坤【中欧40载 | 视频】

(第四十六期:走进音乐探险家胡坤的乐韵世界 | 鳳凰衛視歐洲臺 http://www.pcne.tv/episode/11484)

Sino - European 40th Anniversary filmed by Phoenix PNE Europe 2015

凤凰卫视中欧40载第46期

Aired over Europe, North America and Africa on 8th.Mar.2016

2016年3月8日在欧洲,北美及非洲播放。

 

 

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People TV Interview

London,UK

 22/5/2015

 

 

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" HU Kun and Friends " International Summer Camp - London

22nd.July - 2nd.August.2015

London, UK

hu kun and friends masterclass london 2015(chinese).pdf

hu kun and friends masterclass london 2015(english).pdf

 

 

 

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Masterclass at Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne

Sion, Switzerland

17th - 18th.Nov.2014

 

 

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" Music Inspires Young " Series

3rd.Nov.2014

Shanghai, China.

 

 

 

 

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Masterclass at Shanghai Conservatory Middle School

Shanghai, China

30th.Oct - 2nd.Nov.2014

 

 

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Ji-Won Song wins $50,000 first prize at China International Violin Competition - The Strad

http://lanmu.qtv.com.cn/system/2014/03/25/011257451.shtml

 

President of the Jury

4th. China International Violin Competition Qingdao 2014

Qingdao, China

16 - 29.10.2014

http://www.chinainternationalviolincompetition.com

 

 

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Masterclass at the Festival Alp

Tignes, France

30.7 - 11.8.2014

http://www.festivalmusicalp.com/indexE.html

 

 

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HU Kun and Friends International Masterclasses - Shanghai 2014

Songjiang, China

21.7.- 30.7.2014

http://www.aacshanghai.com/showproduct.asp?sid=138&piccat_id=144&pic_id=463

 

 

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Conducting and Masterclass at Iceland International Music Festival

Reykjavik, Iceland

10 - 18.6.2014

http://www.musicacademy.is/index.php/en/

 

 

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Masterclass at Central Conservatory of Music

Beijing, China

25th - 30th.May.2014

 

 

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Master Classes at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

(Middle School and College)

8 - 21.12.2013

17 - 23.11.2013

20 - 26.10.2013

22 - 28.9.2013

Shanghai, China

http://www.shcmusic.edu.cn/html/yuanxi/xinxidongtai/gxx/309558577.html

http://wmzx.shcmusic.edu.cn/news/html/?1079.html

 

 

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Masterclass at Nier Festival

Kunmin, China

16th.August

 

 

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Masterclass at the Great Wall Academy

22nd July - 2nd. Aug. 2013

Beijing, China

http://www.greatwallacademy.org/index_eng.html

 

 

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Conducting Hangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Hangzhou Grand Theatre

29th.June.2013

 

 

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Conducting Qingdao Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Bomsori Kim

(Gold Medalist of 3rd China International Violin Competition Qingdao 2011)

28th. June. 2013

Qingdao, China

http://www.qingdaoso.com/jiaoxiang.asp?pagenum=3&pagesize=3

 

 

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Music Salon with Qingdao Audiences

 

People's Hall

Qingdao

27th.June.2013

 

 

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Conducting Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra

Jiaozi Concert Hall

Chengdu

23rd.June.2013

 

 

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Conducting Sichuan Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Bomsori Kim

(Gold Medalist of 3rd China International Violin Competition Qingdao 2011)

Sichuan Conservatory Grand Hall

21st. June. 2013

Chengdu, China

 

 

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Conducting Hunan Symphony Orchestra

Hunan Concert Hall

Changsha

16th.June

 

 

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Conducting Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

Poly Theatre

Shenzhen

15th.June.2013

 

 

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Conducting Tianjing Symphony Orchestra

Concert Hall

Tiangjing

10th.June.2013

 

 

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Conducting Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra

Zijin Grand Theatre

Nanjing

9th.June.2013

 

 

 

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Menuhin's Un-published edition of Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas Masterclass

Shanghai Conservatory

Shanghai, China

3th-7th. June. 2013

 

 

 

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Conducting Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Lingnan International Conference Centre

Guangzhou

2nd.June 2013

 

 

 

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Conducting the Gala Concert of 20th "Andrea Postacchini" International Violin Competition

  with the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

Aquila Theatre

25th.May.2013

Jury member of the 20th " Andrea Potacchini " International Violin Competition

Fermo, Italy

16th-26th.May.2013 

http://www.concorsopostacchini.it/home_eng.php

 

 

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Masterclasses at the Shanghai Conservatory

Shanghai, China

16th-29th. March,

27th. April-4rd.May 2013

 

 

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Rehearsing the Elgar Symphony No.1 with Royal Academy Concert Orchestra

(For conductor Edward Gardner)

Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music London

28.1.2013

 

 

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Conducting Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, China

5th/6th. Jan. 2013

http://english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20130114/101954.shtml#.UPrLSGmL7N8.facebook

http://v.pptv.com/show/kz0opg505CKFA2s.html

 

 

 

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Conducting " Respighi Pines of Rome " with Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

 " The Favorite Italian Music / Paganini Gold medalist " Concert

Soloists: Ning Feng (former student) and Huang Bin

Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre

Shanghai, China

19:30  16th.Nov.2012

http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/features/Performing_Arts-Performing_Arts/8760/QA-Hu-Kun-and-Ning-Feng.html

http://www.musicticket.com.cn/TicketDetail.aspx?id=59c57475-6910-4a2e-83c2-ef4afc898fe3

http://www.shoac.com.cn/PlayInfo.asp?playid=2576

 

 

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Masterclasses at Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shanghai, China

8th-13th. Oct. 2012

http://www.shcmusic.edu.cn/html/yuanxi/xinxidongtai/gxx/309558577.html

 

 

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Masterclass at Seoul Arts Center Music Academy

and Competition for Talented Students

Seoul, South Korea

31st.August---8th.Sept.2012

 

 

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Masterclasses at Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shanghai, China

27th-31th. August. 2012

 

 

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HU Kun Masterclasses

China Conservatory of Music

Beijing, China

2nd-5th.August.2012

 

 

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Conducting Great Wall Academy Orchestra

Beijing Concert Hall

Beijing, China

14th.July.2012

 

 

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Masterclass at the Great Wall Academy

Beijing

10th---20th.July. 2012

http://www.greatwallacademy.org/index_eng.html

 

 

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" The Chinese World "

China Central TV

July. 2012

( Due to air end of August.2012)

 

 

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Conducting Sichuan Symphony Orchestra

Students, family and friends came from all over the world to celebrate Prof. HU Wei Min's 80th birthday and 57 yeas career in music.

Grand Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

5th.July.2012

Chengdu, China 

 

 

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Masterclasses at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

From 16th---22nd. April 2012

Shanghai, China

http://www.shcmusic.edu.cn/html/zuzhi/wb/wsdt/4972520949.html

 

 

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Conducting the China Youth Symphony Orchestra
 

( Opening Concert of Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition )

Soloist: Tasmin Little
 

National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA)

Beijing, China
 

19:30   6th. April. 2012
 

http://www.menuhincompetition.org/index.html
 

http://ent.cntv.cn/enttv/yinyueting/classpage/video/20120518/100009.shtml

 

 

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 Yehudi Menuhin Competition
 

(Conducting/Jury/Masterclass)

Beijing,  China
 

6th---15th. April  2012
 

http://www.menuhincompetition.org/jury-2012.html
 

 

 

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Conducting YBP Music Festival Strings Orchestra

Japan

30th.Mar.2012

 

 

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Masterclasses at YBP Music Festival in Tokyo

Japan

26th-31st. Mar.2012

 

 

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Conducting "HU Kun and Friends Orchestra London"

for the Chinese New Year Celebration of UK Chinese Student Union

19:00  20th. Jan. 2012

Logan Hall, London

 

 

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Masterclasses in Hong Kong and Guangzhou

China

29/30/31st Dec.2011 and 1st.Jan 2012

 

 

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Masterclass at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (Middle School)

Shanghai, China

25th---27th.Oct.2011

 http://www.shmusicschool.com/Intro.asp?sid=105

 

 

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China International Violin Competition (Qingdao) 2011
 

President of the Jury
 

Qingdao, China
 

12th.---24th. Oct. 2011
 

 http://www.qdviolin.cn/en/Default.aspx
 

 

 
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Conducting " HU Kun and Friends Orchestra London "

19:30,   6th. Oct. 2011

Logan Hall, London

http://cbmusician.jimdo.com/

 

 

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Masterclass at Hochschule fur Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden


Dresden
, Germany
 

26th. Sept --- 1st. Oct.2011
 

http://www.violine-dresden.de/Meisterkurs/Meisterkurs-Lehrer.html
 


 

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Conducting  Enescu Chamber Symphony for 12 Soloists London Premiere

with London Schubert Players and Enescu Quartet
 


http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/enescu-s-farewell-a-symphony-for-twelve
 

Kings Place,  London
 

20:00, 19th.Sept.2011



 

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Conducting the Great Wall Academy Virtuosi
 

Beijing, China
 

2nd. August. 2011
 

http://www.greatwallacademy.org/concert_110802_eng.html

 

 

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Masterclasses at the Great Wall Academy
 

Beijing, China
 

25th.July---5th. August. 2011
 

http://www.greatwallacademy.org/index_eng.html 

 

 

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Conducting Lin Yao Ji Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
 

Hong Kong Culture Centre
 

17th. July. 2011
 

http://www2.lcsd.gov.hk/cf/search/culture/list.cfm?lang=en&type=loc&dist=hong kong cultural centre&txtStartDate=7-17-2011&txtEndDate=8-1-2011&fil5=all&LocType=&opt=&opt2=all&fil1=all&pageno=1
 

 
 

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Conducting Qing Dao Symphony Orchestra
 

Qing Dao Grand Theatre, China
 

26th.  March. 2011
 

 http://www.qingdaonese.com/qingdao-symphony-orchestra-3-26/
 

 
 

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International Violin Competition Freiburg i.Br.

Freiburg, Germany

23rd-31st August 2010

Internationaler Violinwettbewerb 2010 - Freiburg

 

 

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III INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

SUMMER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC

HELLAS -  RHODES

Capsis Hotel Rhodes & Convention Centre "Marika Capsis 2000″

July 23  August 1,  2010

http://www.imf.org.gr/master-classes

 

 

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Conducting  Lin Yao Ji  Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra 

National Centre of Performing Arts, Beijing

10th. June. 2010

http://www.chncpa.org/n16/n1062/n8576/3958947.html

 

 

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Conducting Chongqing Youth Symphony Orchestra

Chongqing, China

13th-16th.June.2010

 

 

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Masterclasses at the Southwest University School of Music

Chongqing, China

13th-19th.June.2010

 

 

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Conducting Young Virtuosi String Orchestra


Holy Trinity Church
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London

19:00 on 6th.May.2010

www.youngvirtuosi.com

 

 

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Served as a jury member of the Menuhin Violin Competition

Including:  Eric Gruenberg, Arve Tellefson, Kyoko Watanabe, Renaud Capucon...

16th---25th.  April. 2010

Oslo,  Norway

http://www.menuhincompetition.org/COMPETITION-2010.html

 

 

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Masterclasses at the Central Conservatory of Music

13th---20th. Mar. 2010

Beijing, China.

 

 

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International Music Festival

27th.July--5th. August. 2009

Rhodes, Greece

International Music Festival MASTER CLASSES

 

 

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'' Music Life ''

China Central Television

Beijing, China

Aug.2009

(Due to air in 2010)

 

 

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Jury member of the International Max Rostal Competition for violin and viola

Berlin,  Germany

22nd --- 29th   March  2009

http://www.udk-berlin.de/sites/max-rostal-competition/content/index_eng.html

 

 

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Master Classes at the Euro Music Festival / Academy Leipzig

Leipzig,  Germany

6th---16th. August, 2008

www.euroarts.kr

 

 

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Conducting National Broadcasting & Film Symphony Orchestra

at the Great Wall Academy/Festival

Soloist: Li Chuan Yun

Beijing Concert Hall

22nd. July 2008

www.greatwallacademy.org

 

 

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Master classes at the Great Wall International Music Academy

Beijing,  China

16th --- 30th. July, 2008

www.greatwallacademy.org

 

 

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The Canetti International Music Course

 

Rousse,  Bulgaria

7th -- 14th, July, 2008

www.canettifestival.com

 

 

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Charity Concert for the Sichuan Earthquake Victims

Sichuan Symphony Orchestra

Ning Feng, violin

Beijing  Century Theatre

31. 5. 2008

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  这场音乐会的倡导者和发起者、著名音乐评论家刘雪枫说,筹办这个活动的倡议一传出,就得到了很多人的响应,首先是我身边的朋友,然后是朋友传给朋友,音乐家们反应之迅速让我非常感动。许多身在国外的音乐家,像胡坤、李云迪知道这个消息之后,第一时间就表示千方百计一定要回来。据介绍,四川每年的新年音乐会都想把川籍著名音乐家全部请回来,但从没有像这次音乐会一样齐全。他还介绍,音乐会从艺术的角度需要能够代表沉重、追思、哀伤气氛的大提琴,但是川籍音乐家中没有被推荐一个好的大提琴家,并非四川人的大提琴家朱亦兵完全无条件地接受了音乐会的邀请。他说,大家都知道我不是四川人,但是我朱亦兵在5月31日晚上肯定是四川人,我们中国的音乐人在那天晚上都是四川人。

  音乐会的标题是为了校园与心灵的重建,音乐家们倾其全部、发自身心表达了作品中或伤感忧郁或炽烈奔放,或温柔平和或刚健粗犷的感情。他们带着痛苦,也带着爱,带着希望,呼唤在地震中夭折的花朵,想用音乐给遇难的孩子们插上翅膀,让他们在天堂里继续飞翔。张怡演唱的拉赫玛尼诺夫的《练习曲》忧郁而优美,如叹息如抚慰;陈萨弹奏的《摇篮曲》温暖安详,文薇演奏的《G大调浪漫曲》如充满激情的倾诉,富有人情味;李云迪的一曲《奉献》抒情浪漫,华丽典雅;宁峰演奏的《卡门幻想曲》,技巧高难,忧伤而充满温情。廖昌永的《我爱你中华》、范竞马的《我心悲伤》、肖玛的《天使送粮》,唱出的都是在场观众和所有关注着震区的过去、现在、未来的人们的心声。

  给观众无可言喻的感动与震撼的,还有晚会上那些激昂的乐章。当沈文裕弹奏的《命运》第一乐章响起,刚劲沉重、气势恢弘的乐曲,仿佛让我们听到了音乐家的名言:我要扼住命运的咽喉,他不能使我完全屈服。音乐会的最后,来自成都的四川交响乐团与陈萨、沈文裕共同演奏起钢琴协奏曲《黄河》,那磅礴的气势,那黄河上船夫与波浪搏斗的英勇,那乐曲描绘的黄河与中原大地的美景,那些百转千回的愤恨、无奈、伤痛以及最终与庄严雄浑的旋律交织的、取得胜利的巨大喜悦,无比激动人心。一曲终了,全场响起热烈的掌声,这掌声里,有追忆,有思考,有对生命的强韧和人性尊严的认同,更有对未来的无限憧憬

 

 

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Dartington International Summer School

Dartington,  U.K.

11th. --- 18th.  August  2007

http://www.dartingtonsummerschool.org.uk/

 

 

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Great Wall International Music Academy

Beijing,  China

25th.July --- 8th.August. 2007

www.greatwallacademy.org
 

 

 

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Conducting Debut in Beijing with the

National Broadcasting & Film Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Liu Yang

Forbidden City Concert Hall

19:30  Mon  30th. July, 2007

www.greatwallacademy.org

 

 

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The Canetti International Music Course / Competition

Antalya,  Turkey

7th.---23rd. July  2007

  www.canettifestival.com

 

 

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Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Auckland,  New Zealand

30th. May --- 10th. June   2007

www.violincompetition.co.nz

 

 

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XIV International Violin Competition "Andrea Postacchini"

Fermo,  Italy

 21st  ---  26th. May 2007

www.concorsopostacchini.it

 

 

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Artistic Director of  the Guangzhou Ballet Company of China London performance

Logan Hall,  London

19:00 24th. Oct. 2006

 

 

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HU Kun and Friends Orchestra performing at the International Canetti Festival / Competition

Moulin d'Ande, France

20th. July  2006

 

 

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Conducting London Chinese Choir (80 members) for the China Central TV1 production of    

" Talking Again About Yangtze River "

at the London Bridge / London City Hall.   18th. June  2006

CCTV 1 Broadcasting date: 20:00, 12.7. 2006 (local time)

Phoenix TV CNE Europe / North America:  21:30, 1.7 & 13:00 2.7. 2006 (local time)

 

 

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Chengdu Conducting Debut

Beethoven 5th Symphony with Sichuan Symphony Orchestra

Grand Hall, Sichuan Conservatory of Music

Soloist: Ning Feng

(Gold medalist of Paganini Competition 2006, former student)

Chengdu. China.

4.2006.

 

 

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Conducting Debut in Xiamen

Richard Strauss " Till Eulenspeigle " with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra

Xiamen Grand Theatre

Xiamen, China

4.2006

 

 

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Guangzhou Conducting Debut

Beethoven 7th Symphony with Xinhai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra

Grand Hall of Xinhai Consrvatory Middle School

Guangzhou, China

21.4.2006

 

 

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Shanghai Conducting Debut

Mozart " Prague " Symphony with Linhua Symphony Orchestra

Heluding Concert Hall at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shanghai, China

16.4.2006

 

 

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Conducting London Schubert Players

Classicalive Exhibition at London Olympia

Leader: Alexander Sitkovetsky (former student)

3/2005

London, UK

 

 

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Conducting Enescu Octet with London Schubert Players

Purcel Room, South Bank Centre

London, UK

2.2005

 

 

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HU Kun and Friends Orchestra London Inaugural Concert hosted by His Excellency the Ambassador of China

Mr. Zha Pei Xin

(with Sir. Colin Davis and the Ambassador's 100 VIP guests)

Chinese Embassy

London, UK

18.2.05

 

 

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First private lesson with Sir. Colin Davis on Beethoven Symphony No.1 

Received a gift baton from Sir. Colin Davis after the first private lesson

Highbury Islington

London, UK

3.7.04

 

 

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" The Story of HU Kun "

Phoenix TV CNE Europe

London, UK

2003

" HU Kun has built one of the best studio any where in the world "

(Students including Ning Feng, Simone Lamsma, Sasha Sitkovetsky, Natalia Lomeko...)

--- Curtis Price (former Principal of RAM)

 

 

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Bestowed as an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music ( Hon RAM )

( The highest award for a musician with limited 300 living members in the world )

英国王妃格露思特授予胡坤皇家音乐学院最高荣誉-皇家音乐学院院士头衔。(伦敦玛丽本教堂。2002年3月7日)

by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester

Saint Marylebone Parish Church‬

London, UK

3.7.02

" Still a young man, HU Kun is one of the world's greatest violin virtuoso, a legend in China and a living chapter of music history. He was the first person from mainland China to win a prize at the international violin competition, signalling in the west and indeed around the world that ancient country possesses huge reserve of musical talent which the Cultural Revolution did not destroy.

Bone in Chengdu,HU began studying the violin with his distinguished father HU Wei Min at the Sichuan Conservatory and later with Prof. Lin Yao Ji at the Central Conservatory in Beijing.Hu's exceptional talent was discovered by Yehudi Menuhin who became guiding spirit and a close friend. In an astonishing short period and one still a teenager, HU won prizes in the Sibelius Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Concours in Bruxelles, the Menuhin Young Violinists Competition and the First Zino Francescatti Competition.He has subsequently performed with many of the world's major orchestras including the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the Halle, the BBC, the Moscow States Symphony, the Leipzig Radio Orchestra.

He has made many recordings with EMI and Nimbus of music by Vivaldi, Bach, Sibelius, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Barber and Bernstein.

Having been a successful and popular teacher at the Menuhin School for many years, HU Kun was appointed a professor of Violin at the Academy four years ago.He announced his arrival with astonishing fete by playing all 24 Paganini Caprices from memory, with repeats, in a single concert(wow... cheered by the crowds)!

As esteem and much loved teacher at the Academy, HU Kun has developed one of the greatest studios in the world. In just past two years, most of his pupils have won prizes in major international competitions, naturally there is a long waiting list to join his class. His genius as a teacher is the supreme of music talents and have done it all himself, the ability to instil similar profits in his own students. I have the pleasure in representing HU Kun for Honorary Membership of Royal Academy of Music."

---Citation from the Royal Academy of Music London (Narrated by BBC presenter John Suchet)

 

 

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"Together With You"

A film inspired from HU Kun's true story directed by Chen Kaige has been released worldwide.

21st Century Shanghai Film Company

2002

 

 

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Performing " Butterfly Lover Concerto "

In dedication of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 60th. Anniversary

at a sale-out concert in Lincoln Centre, Alice Tully Hall

played on the " Habeneck " Strad 1734 from Royal Academy of Music

3.2001

New York, USA

 

 

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China Tour 2000

Manager: Peng Shi Jun

Beijing Central Conservatory Chamber Orchestra / Sichuan Conservatory Chamber Orchestra

Piano: Olga Sitkovetsky

Beijing Concert Hall (dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Central Conservatory of Music. Beijing)

 Chengdu Jiaozi Concert Hall

Chongqing People's Grand Hall

Kunmin Grand Theatre

4.2000

 

 

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Playing Bach Double Concerto with sister Zen Gothoni

at Rauma festival

Rauma Festival Orchestra

Rauma, Finland

7.1999

 

 

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Barber Concerto and Saint-Seans Introduction Rondo Capriccioso

10th Anniversary of winning the Lipizer Violin Competition 1988 with Orchestra Philharmonic de Macau Romania on Italian tour.

Auditorium di Gorizia

12.1998

Gorizia, Italy.

 

 

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Performed All Paganini 24 Caprices

with a single break between!

HU Kun 胡坤 plays Paganini 24 Caprices (No 5) at RAM London 24 10 98. More on www.hukun.net - YouTube

Recital Room, Royal Academy of Music

24/10/1998

 

 

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Chinese Violin Music recording on ASV Records

(Sponsored by Sinochem UK Ltd, played on the " Habeneck " Strad 1734 from Royal Academy of Music)

Piano: Olga Sitkovetsky

16/17.2.1998

St.Silas' Church, Kentish Town

London, UK

 

 

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Elgar Concerto Chinese Premiere with China National Symphony Orchestra

( The lesson at Maestro's London Home 10.1997)

Conductor: Lord Yehudi Menuhin

Beijing Concert Hall

CCTV (China Central TV) coverage

16/17.10.1997

Beijing, China

 

 

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Bruch Concerto with China National Symphony Orchestra (on its debut tour)

Conductor: Chen Zuo Huang

Shanghai TV Centre

China

9.1996

 

 

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Masterclass at Central Conservatory of Music Beijing

during the Forbidden City Music Festival

Student: Lu Lu

8.1996

China

 

 

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Performing Saint-Saens  Rondo Capriccioso with Britten Pears Symphony Orchestra

at the Chinese Embassy London

London, UK

6.1996

 

 

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Arjeplog Festival

7.1995

Arjeplog, Sweden

 

 

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Live Recording with Chamber Sound Records (Sponsored by Sinochem UK Ltd)

Piano: Per Tengstrand

 Concert Hall

Vaxjo, Sweden

29.5.1996

 

 

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Strad Magazine Article " Mao to Menuhin "

London, UK

7.1992

 

 

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Debut Tour in South Africa

Cape Town Symphony, Natal Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra

Pianist: Lamar Crowson

Cape Town, Durban, Port Elisabeth, Johannesburg.

11.1993

 

 

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The New York Times / International Herald Tribune / Hong Kong Evening Standard.

London, New York, Hong Kong

10.11.91

 

 

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Mozart Concerto No.4 with Asian Youth Orchestra on debut tour

Conductor: Lord. Yehudi Menuhin

National Concert Hall

August.1990

Tokyo Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Japan

Taipei National Concert Hall, Taiwan

Victoria Hall, Singapore

Culture Centre, Hong Kong

 

 

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Croisiere Musicale - Danae

 

Monaco, Villefranche, Malte, Delos, Mykonos, Volos,  Meteores, Le Piree, Athenes, Palerme

10th-20th.May.1990

 

 

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Winner's Concert for the 2nd Zino Francescatti Violin Competition

Khatchaturian Concerto with Orchestre de Gdansk

9.Sept.1989

Opera de Marseilles, France

with Henry Roth (well-known critics)

 

 

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Won the 2nd Prize at The 5th Greater Palm Beach Symphony Invitational International Competition.

 

Palm Beach, USA

12th-16th.April.1998

 

 

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Beethoven Concerto with Queensland Theatre Symphony Orchestra

Concert Hall of Performing Arts Complex

23/3/1989

Brisbane, Australia

 

 

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Beethoven Concerto with Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra

Sao Paolo, Brazil

8th.Jan.1989

 

 

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Signed exclusive Recording contract with Nimbus Records

with critics acclaimed recordings

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

English Symphony and Strings Orchestras

Conductors: Lord Yehudi Menuhin / William Boughton / Tadaaki Otaka

Wyastone Leys

Monmouth, UK

1989

 

 

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法国总统希拉克夫人与前总统蓬皮杜之女在专场音乐会后接见胡坤。(巴黎市政厅1988年9月)

 

Concerto Concert with Orchestre de Chembre Lyonnais

hosted by Madame Chirac for her friends including Madame George Pompidou

Hotel de ville Paris

9/1988

Paris, France

 

 

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Won the 1st Prize at the Lipizer International Violin Competition

Gorizia, Italy

18.9.1988

 

 

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Playing with Bella Davidovich at Arjeplog Festival

Arjeplog, Sweden

7.1988

 

 

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Berlin Debut Sibelius Concerto with Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

(SFB Christmas Eve Broadcasting Concert)

Conductor: Lord.Yehudi Menuhin

GroBer Sendesaal Haus des Rundfunks

 8.10.1987

Berlin, Germany

 

 

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Won the Top prize at the 1st Zino Francescatti International Competition

Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille

Place de L'Acheveche

Aix en Provence, France

9.87

 

 

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Debut tour in Japan with Yehudi Menuhin Conducting

Camerata Lysy Gstaad

Tokyo Suntory Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall

3.1987

 

 

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London Concerto debut with Tchaikovsky Concerto

Yehudi Menuhin conducts Philharmonia Orchestra

Barbican Centre

London. UK

30.12.1986

(On the BBC Breakfast Show with Yehudi Menuhin prior to the concert)

 

 

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London Evening Standard, 22/2/1988

Moved to London to become Sir. Yehudi Menuhin's only private student

Chester Square

London, UK

10/1986

 

 

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Performing Bach Double Concerto with Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Festival

 August. 1986

Gstaad, Switzerland

 

 

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Gidon Kremer Festival

Lockenhaus, Austria

July. 1986

 

 

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A surprise performance of Ysaye Solo Sonata No.6 on Menuhin's 70th Birthday Celebration

German national TV

1/6/1986

Bonn, Germany

 

 

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This article was sent to Kun from "007" Roger Moore who's son Christian was Kun's first European student!

Sibelius Concerto with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

Conductor: Andre Bernard

Antibes Juan-les-Pains

France

May.1986

 

 

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Performing Vivaldi Concerto with Ivry Gitlis and Michaea Martin

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Ulf Bjorlin

Stockholm, Sweden

1986

 

 

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London Debut Recital at Wigmore Hall

London, UK

12/3/1986

 

 

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EMI Recording with Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy

Bach Triple Concerto

Camerata Lysy Gstaad

No.1 Studio, Abbey Road

London, UK

28/30.12.1985

 

 

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梅纽因大师与法国总统夫人希拉克授予胡坤梅纽因国际小提琴比赛大奖(巴黎Salle Player 1985年9月)

 

 

Bestowed the 1st Prize of the Menuhin International Violin Competition "Grand Laureate de la ville de Paris"

" Concerto " Prize

" Musicque de Salon " Category Prize

" Musique de Classique " Category Prize

" Prokofiev Solo Sonata " Prize

by Yehudi Menuhin and Madame Chirac

Sibelius Concerto with Orchestre de Paris

Salle Player

9.1985

Paris, France

 

 

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Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival

with Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kogan, Pavel Vernikov

Kuhmo, Finland

7.1985

 

 

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Won 4th. Prize and the TV/Radio Public Prize " Jacques Stehman " of the Queen Elisabeth Competition

Juror: Henryk Szeryng, Yehudi Menuhin, Josef Gingold, Igor Oistrahk, Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis...

Palais des Beaux Arte

May.1985

Bruxelles, Belguim

A special live recording edition was issued for Kun from the final of Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Bruxelles, Belgium

5.1985

 

 

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Debut Conducting

(a last minute request by former teacher Alberto Lysy)

Camarata Lysy Gstaad

Soloist: Alberto Lysy

Salle Partino

Geneve, Switzerland

3.1985

 

 

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First performance for Yehudi Menuhin with Bartok Solo Sonata Chaccone

on Kun's arrival from Beijing to International Manuhin Academy

Kirchgemeindehaus

Gstaad, Swizterland

2.9.1984

 

 

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China Records debut concerto recording

Central Ballet Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Bian Zhu Shan

China Central Radio Studio

3/1983

 

 

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A poem dedicated to Kun by the China States Vice Minister Zhang Ai Ping after winning the Sibelius Prize.

Meeting Zhang Ai Ping (China Vice Prime Minister) and Lui Ji (Chairman of the Chinese Musician's Union) after the ceremonial concert

Central Opera Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Zheng Xiao Ying

Central Conservatory of Music Concert Hall

Beijing, China

3. 81.

 

Front Magazine Covers

1981

 

Final rehearsal with Jorma Panula and Helisinki Radio Symphony Orchestra at Finlandia House.

 

 

Awarded 2nd Grade PLA military medal for winning 5th Prize at the Sibelius Competition prize.

Beijing, China

3.1981

 

Confirmed by Chinese Ministry of Culture as the first international violin competition winner in Chinese music history.

 " Sensational Chinese Teenager Stunned the Helsinki Audiences ".

--- Beijing Evening Stadard.18.12.80.

Beijing, China

3.1981.

 

第四届西贝柳斯国际小提琴比赛评委主席颁奖授予胡坤第五名 1980年12月(芬兰大厦,赫尔辛基)

 

 

Won 5th. Prize at the Sibelius International Violin Competition at age of 17

Jury: Josef Gingold, Valery Klimov, Igor Ozim, Arve Tellefson...

Prize winners: Victoria Mullova, Sergey Stadler, Andres Cardenes, Oliveira Charlier...

Kun was depicted by the Finish press as "The Dark Horse" during the competition

12.1980.

Helsinki, Finland

 

 

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Studied with Prof. Lin Yao Ji

from 1977-1981 privately

1981-1984 at the Central Conservatory of Music

Beijing, China

 

 

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Won Outstanding Artist Award

 National Army Artist Troupes Festival in Beijing

Playing at Zhongshan Park Festival

Piano: Zhang Shen

Beijing, China

7.1977.

 

 

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Appointed the Soloist of the National Defence Army Artist Troupe

The youngest member amongst the group of 300 artists.

Beijing, China

7.1976

 

 

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Debut performance with his mother Prof. Peng Shi Jun on piano

Eastern District Youth Palace

1970

Chengdu, China

 

 

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Play a toy violin with father Prof. Hu Wei Min

Sichuan Conservatory of Music

1966.

Chengdu, China