Meltdown Festival

Carnet de Voyage Debut at Meltdown Festival

Carnet de Voyage (traveling notebook) is a site specific sonic and visual live performance. A collaboration between Rosey Chan and Mimi Xu, Carnet de Voyage creates cinematic experience using analogue and digital languages as they revisit various music inspirations.

Invited by James Lavelle, curator of  Meltdown Festival 2014 at Southbank, Carnet de Voyage, along with Neneh Cherry, presents a site-specific 3-D visual and musical journey in collaboration with film director Mike Figgis and cutting edge animation maker UAU Studio.

Carnet de Voyage/Nenah Cherry
Meltdown Festival 2014
Queen Elizabeth Hall
18th June 2014

 

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Yundi – Emperor | Fantasy

Following Yundi’s successful ‘China Piano Dream‘ the classical star pianist is coming back to Europe with a 25 date tour throughout the continent in 2014.

At his concerts in Germany Yundi will perform romantic works by Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann as well as Ludwig van Beethoven. Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major op.17 is also on Yundi’s new album, which will be released exclusively at the start of the Germany tour. In 2007 he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra for the first time, being the first Chinese musician to work with them and now he is again collaborating with the prestigious orchestra and conductor Daniel Harding on his new album Emperor.

Yundi concert tour

 

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X+Q Art: Masterpiece of Chinese Paintings

X+Q Art, the brainchild of leading contemporary Chinese artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci is commissioned by the V&A museum to launch an exclusive range of scarves inspired by the major autumn exhibition Masterpiece of Chinese Paintings 700-1900.

Masterpiece of Chinese Paintings, 700-1900
26 October 2013 – 19 January 2014
The V&A Museum, London

The X+Q Factor – Financial Times How to Spend It

The Modern and the Tradition – ELLE Deco Taiwan

 

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Xuefei Yang: Wigmore Hall Concert

The finest classical guitarist Xuefei Yang gives the world premiere of Shuo Chang, the first classical guitar piece commissioned by a Chinese composer Chen Yi, at Wigmore Hall on 3 November, and will be giving the premieres in Korea, Taiwan and the USA in the coming weeks.

Xuefei Yang at Wigmore Hall
Sunday 3 November, 7.30pm

Featuring programmes by Benjamin Britten, Fraz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla and the World Premiere of Shuo Chang by Chen Yi, Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of Fondation Hoffmann

“One in a Million – talking to Xuefei on being the first Chinese classical guitarist and pushing the boundary of classical guitar.” – the Glass Magazine

Watch the exclusive interview video – BBC World Service in Chinese

 

 

Yundi: Beethoven

Yundi: Beehoven – Publicist

The Chinese piano phenomenon Yundi is releasing his first CD devoted to Beethoven and launching his 15-city tour of European capitals this Spring.

18 April 2013: Yundi, Piano
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London

For full details of the upcoming concerts in Europe, please visit YundiMusic

Review: Yundi and the chemistry of performanceGlass Magazine

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Hong Ling Contemporary Chinese Landscape – Exhibition Consultant

30 October – 12 November 2012

Soka Art at Asia House
In partnership with Asian Art in London, King’s College London China Institute and EMI Classics

Hong Ling, one of China’s most revered landscape painters is to unveil his first UK exhibition, Hong Ling: Contemporary Chinese Landscape, at Asia House, as part of the Asian Art in London 2012.

Hong Ling’s work is magnificent and has given us all great pleasure. I hope to see more of his work showing in the UK.
Sir John Boyd, chairman of Asia House, former chairman of British Museum

“The concept of landscape painting in the East and West is rather different in my view. My aim is to convey the Chinese aesthetics of the universe – ‘my mind is the universe; the universe is my mind’ – through oil painting, a medium with its roots in the West.”

Hong Ling on JMW Turner’s Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth (c.1842), TATE ETC, Spring 2013

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X+Q Art

September, 2012

Squint South Kensington, London Design Festival 2012

Leading contemporary artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci will be showcasing their design brand X+Q Art in London on 20 September during the London Design Festival (14-23 September 2012).

For Beijing Duo X+Q, home is where the art is Jing Daily

I always believe that being a sculptor is a spiritual profession that is closest to God, because as a sculptor you are creating and shaping lives, too – Dazed Digital interview with Qu Guangci

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Xuefei Yang: Bach Concertos – Publicist

27 March, 2012

Foyles Bookshop, London

The Beijing-born classical guistarist Xuefei Yang joins the audience at the Foyles Gallery to introduce her new EMI Classics album Bach Concertos, an all-Bach programme anchored by three concertos newly arranged for guitar and string quartet, which she describes as ‘a substantial and significant addition to the guitar repertoire’.

 

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Yundi: Red Piano – Publicist

22 February, 2012

The Chinese Embassy, London

Yundi, the charismatic pianist with a rock star following in China is releasing his first CD completely devoted to music from his homeland.

The centrepiece of Red Piano is one of the best-known works in the Chinese orchestral repertoire, Yellow River Piano Concerto, which is followed by a selection of classical pieces for solo piano based on traditional Chinese melodies and songs. Some have been specially arranged for this album and, as such, are world premiere recordings like Pi Huang, an old-fashioned Chinese name for Peking Opera.

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ART HK

14 – 17 May, 2009

Hong Kong International Art Fair

ART HK is Hong Kong’s largest and most important annual international art fair. Back for its second year, ART HK 09 attracted a balanced mix of established international collectors including private collectors, foundations, curators, dealers and museums. The fair also provided an intellectual and cultural platform for a series of successful and engaging discussion-based forums such as Intelligence², a leading global medium for intellectual and cultural debates.