Qian Zhou Biography

Chinese-born American violinist Qian Zhou is recognized internationally as a world-class violinist, recording
artist and teacher.  After winning the First Grand prize and all five major prizes at Marguerite Long-Jacques
Thibaud Competition in 1987, her career took off by extensively performing throughout the North America,
Europe, Asia and Africa as soloist with orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, BBC Symphony, Radio de
France, New Japan Philharmonic, and the Russian Philharmonic. Her performances have been quoted by the critics
with comments such as: “a significant world-class artist”, “her performance was an inspired force, accompanied
by a technical polish,  communicative capacity, and an expressive candor that was absolutely enchanting.”

Zhou is the founding Head of Strings at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, where her past students hold
active positions in the profession, performing and teaching throughout the world.

Zhou is also the Chair of the Artist Committee and Jury of Singapore International Violin Competition, as well
as the Artistic Director of Singapore Violin Festival.

Zhou plays a
1757 J.B. 
Guadagnini, on
 generous loan from the Rin Collection, Singapore.

小提琴家 – 钱舟 簡歷

钱舟,当今活跃在世界小提琴乐坛的演奏家、教育家,现任新加坡国际小提琴比赛艺术家委员会主席,评委会主席、新加坡国际小提琴节艺术总监、新加坡国立大学杨秀桃音乐学院弦乐系主任。1987年,钱舟以一鸣惊人的成绩荣获玛格丽特·隆─雅克·蒂博大赛金奖及六项奖项,在乐界中备受瞩目。其中包括大赛首奖、最佳莫扎特作品演奏奖、最佳独奏会奖、炫技奖、最佳协奏曲奖及观众投票奖,她是首位在该音乐大赛赢得奖项的中国公民。其美妙琴音遍布美国纽约卡内基音乐厅、华盛顿肯尼迪艺术中心、伦敦皇家节日音乐大厅、荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅、日本东京三得利音乐厅、维也纳金色大厅、法国巴黎香榭丽舍音乐厅、台北国家音乐厅、香港艺术中心、北京音乐厅及意大利、德国、瑞士、俄国、匈牙利、希腊、以色列、新加坡、西班牙、阿根廷、韩国、澳门等全世界近30个国家及地区,所到之处都受到热烈欢迎及如潮的好评。《读者文摘》以“中国人的光辉”为题介绍钱舟,盛赞她为“名扬四海的小提琴奇才”。
钱舟被国际权威音乐杂志《The Strad》誉为“杰出的世界一流演奏家”,目前是拿索斯录音公司旗下的专属签约演奏家。与她经常合作的国际知名乐团有伦敦BBC交响乐团、BBC苏格兰交响乐团、伯恩茅斯交响乐团、巴尔的摩交响乐团、罗马交响乐团、法国广播爱乐乐团、法国国家交响乐团、俄罗斯爱乐乐团、西班牙国家交响乐团、维也纳室内乐团、新加坡交响乐团、上海交响乐团、香港爱乐乐团、北京中央乐团、约翰尼斯堡国家交响乐团、台北交响乐团、开普顿交响乐团、新日本爱乐乐团及大坂交响乐团等等,并与英国广播电台管弦乐团、法国广播爱乐乐团共同演出并录制唱片。
钱舟曾被20多个国家的一百多家媒体采访和报道过,包括《人物 PEOPLE》、《读者文摘 READER’S DIGEST》、《BBC》、《GOOD MORNING USA》、《东方时空》等。全球各大报刊给予她高度的评价,《英国STRAD》杂志的著名乐评大师亨利·罗斯(HENRY
ROTH)评论:“如此纯艺术的演奏,技术上完美无缺,音乐充满感情,琴弦的震动似乎跨越所有的色彩。她的演奏使人屏息凝神,没有一个音符是多余的,使人感到一种罕见的高贵气质,她是当之无愧的世界级艺术家。”《纽约时报》曾报道:“她的音乐能满足任何的要求,从纤细到迷惑……”钱舟的演奏经常在伦敦斯特拉斯电台、香港电视时代、台湾音乐生活频道、以及台湾CD
地带电台等全球众多电视台、电台中播出。 因其杰出的艺术成就和广泛的社会影响,钱舟曾获得过众多社会荣誉,如19岁时入选美国名人录(Who’s Who)、2000年被选为全国百强杰出中国人等。 钱舟9岁进入上音附小,14岁获得全国小提琴比赛少年组第一名,随后于1985年赴美留学,师从伊丽莎白终身评委西诺夫斯基。在攻读艺术家硕士文凭期间师从艾萨克·斯特恩。
钱舟现在所使用的是意大利制琴大师瓜达尼尼于1757年制作的小提琴,这把名琴由林启明夫妇慷慨借予。

Qian Zhou Biography,
Artistic Director

Petru Munteanu

Petru Munteanu Biography

Petru Munteanu has been the founder and director of the Kloster Schöntal International Masterclasses since 1986.
As the former chair of the jury at the Leopold Mozart (Augsburg) and Louis Spohr Competitions, he is also a regular
jury member of prestigious competitions such as the Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski and Queen Elizabeth Competitions.
Prof Munteanu frequently conducts masterclasses in conservatories around the world, including Russia, China,
America, and Spain. His students have clinched important awards including First prize at the Queen Elizabeth
Competition and first prize at the Walter W. Naumbung-Competition. They have also secured positions in top orchestras,
such 1st concertmaster position at the Vienna Philharmonic, Robert Schumann Philharmonie, and Lower Saxony State
Orchestra of Hannover.    

Petru Munteanu简历

Petru Munteanu是欧洲着名的小提琴家和教授。 自从1986年以来,Petru Munteanu一直是Kloster Schöntal International Masterclasses大师级的创始人和总监。 作为利奥波德·莫扎特(奥格斯堡)和路易斯·斯波尔比赛
评审团的前任主席,他还是 柴可夫斯基,维尼亚夫斯基和伊丽莎白女王 等知名比赛的评委常客。 2000-2004  德国ESTA 欧洲弦乐教师机构主席。 Munteanu教授经常在世界各地比如俄罗斯,中国,美国和西班牙等地的音乐学院开设大师班级的课程。
他的学生多次获得国际小提琴比赛重要奖项,其中包括伊丽莎白大赛金奖,Naumbung国际小提琴大赛头奖及帕格尼尼,Lipizer等奖项。 世界顶级乐团首席包括维也纳爱乐乐团,罗伯特·舒曼爱乐乐团, 和 汉诺威下萨克森州立乐团
第一小提琴,包括柏林爱乐乐团,汉堡爱乐乐团,巴伐利亚歌剧院及维也纳爱乐乐团。

Florin Parvulescu Biography

Florin Parvulescu was born in 1971 in Bucharest, Romania. He started playing the violin at the age of six at
the Georges Enescu music school. In 1978 he attended the Juilliard School Pre-College division, studying
with Shirley Givens. In 1989 he went on to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where his principal
teachers were Sylvia Rosenberg and Herbert Greenberg. He also worked closely with pianist Leon Fleisher,
and violinists Berl Senofsky and Valery Klimov. In addition to earning Bachelors and Artist Diploma degrees
at Peabody, Mr.Parvulescu was awarded numerous prizes, among them the Marbury Award and Yale Gordon award.

Mr. Parvulescu studied conducting with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival and Michael Tilson-Thomas. As
a conductor, Mr.Parvulescu has led the New World Symphony, the Aspen Academy Orchestra, the Icicle Creek
Festival Orchestra, the Academy Orchestra of San Francisco. The San Francisco Classical Voice wrote: “ In
The Pulcinella, Mr. Parvulescu conducted handsomely, using clear, unexaggerated gestures free of grandstanding.
He set solid, appropriate tempos throughout, not blinking when Stravinsky asked for breakneck speeds……..
the orchestra responded with faith in him and the music”. In addition, he led performances of Stravinsky’s
“a Soldier’s Tale” and works by Charles Ives and Scott Joplin with members of the San Francisco Symphony
as part of the Symphony’s “ Keeping Score” project.”. In August 2013 he conducted the Macau Youth Orchestra
in an all-Mozart program for their US debut at Merkin Concert Hall in Lincoln Center, replacing the regularly
scheduled conductor on two days notice. In 2014 he guest conducted Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra
featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s “ Scheherazade”,Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances” from his opera Prince Igor and
a concert featuring John Williams’s famous movie scores.

Mr. Parvulescu joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1998. From 1996 – 1998, he was a member of the St. Louis
Symphony. As soloist and chamber musician Mr. Parvulescu has appeared in recital series at the Walters Art
Gallery in Baltimore, the Kennedy Center in Washington,DC, Icicle Creek Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival,
Berkeley Chamber Music Series, Johanessen International School of the Arts in Victoria British Columbia,
San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series, Chamber Music Series St. Louis, Heidelberg, Germany and Fontainebleau,
France and as soloist with the Xiamen Philharmonic in 2009 and 2010. In 2014 Mr. Parvulescu performed Shostakovich’s
Piano Quintet with renowned pianist Kiril Gerstein and also Thomas Ades’s Piano Quintet with the composer
at the piano and members of the San Francisco Symphony.

He has given masterclasses at the Beijing Conservatory and at the School for the Arts in Macau. He has been featured
on the McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase on WQXR radio NY and on National Public Radio. The San Francisco
Chronicle praised him for his “gleaming tone and pyrotechnics,”

Contact: tel: 415-613-5892

Email: florin.parvulescu@gmail.com

Florin Parvulescu 簡歷

Florin Parvulescu 1971年出生于罗马尼亚首都布加勒斯特市。他在六岁的时候开始在Georges Enescu music school(乔治 埃奈斯库音乐学校)学习小提琴。1978年,进入Juilliard School(茱莉亚音乐学院)的预科部学习,师从Shirley
Givens。1989年进入Peabody Conservatory of Music(皮巴迪音乐学院),师从Sylvia Rosenberg 和 Herbert Greenberg. 在此期间,他也和钢琴家Leon
Fleisher 和 Berl Senofsky有过密切的合作。除了取得了学士学位和艺术学历之外,Parvulescu先生还获得了多次的奖学金和奖励,其中有Marbury大赛一等奖和Yale Gordon赛奖。
Parvulescu先生师从David Zinman(在Aspen音乐节)和Michael Tilson-Thomas, 学习指挥。作为一名指挥家,他曾经指挥过新世界交响乐团,Aspen 学院管弦乐队,Icicle
Creek 节管弦乐队(华盛顿),Sutter Creek节管弦乐队(独奏兼指挥)以及旧金山学院交响乐队。旧金山古典声乐报中写道:“在演奏Pulcinella的乐曲中,Parvulescu先生指挥的很丰厚。用清晰,但不过份的手势在无哗中取宠。整个曲子的演奏过程中,他很沉着的设置了适当的节奏。即使在Stravinsky的曲子中要求极快的速度时,他也掌握的条条有理……..乐团对他和他对音乐的理解爆满了充分的信心。”
此外,作为“ Keeping Score “这个项目的一部分,他也率领过旧金山交响乐团的成员表演了Igor Stravinsky和Charles Ives的作品。在2013年8月,在短短两天的通知时间里,他取代了澳门青年交响乐团的常驻指挥,率领团队在林肯中心梅尔金音乐厅举办了他们在美国的首演。在2014年,他受邀在“Music
in the Mountain”音乐节中指挥了 Rimsky-Korsakov的“Scheherazade”, Borodin的歌剧“Igor 王子”中的“ Polovetsian Dances” 。他还指挥了John
Williams的著名电影音乐专场,包括星际大战三部曲,ET,哈利波特等等。 Parvulescu先生在1998年进入旧金山交响乐团。1996-1998年间,他曾是圣路易斯交响乐团的小提琴手。作为一个对室内乐热爱的音乐家,Parvulescu先生在许多地方进行了独奏音乐会,如在巴尔的摩的沃尔特艺术节,华盛顿的肯尼迪表演艺术中心,Icicle
溪谷音乐节,Aspen音乐节,伯克利室内音乐节系列,Johanessen 国际艺术节(维多利亚市,英属哥伦比亚),旧金山交响乐团室内音乐系列,圣路易斯室内音乐节,海德堡,德国和法国的枫丹白露城的音乐系列。在2009和2010年,他以独奏身份与厦门交响乐团合作了数次。在2014年,Parvulescu先生与著名钢琴家
Kiril Gerstein 合作,表演了 Shostakovich的钢琴五重奏。他还与作曲家和旧金山交响乐团的成员一起表演了Thomas Ades的钢琴五重奏。 Parvulescu先生多次在北京音乐学院和澳门艺术学院教授大师班。在纽约WQXR电台和华盛顿州的全国公共广播网的McGraw
Hill年轻艺术家推介的节目里都有介绍到Parvulescu先生。旧金山记事报对他及他“闪烁的曲调和强有力的技术”给予了很高的赞赏。

Florin Parvulescu Biography