Xiang Gao, violin

高翔, 小提琴独奏

Recognized as one of the world’s most successful performing artists of his generation from the People’s Republic of China, Xiang Gao is cited by the New York Times as “ a rare and soulful virtuoso.” He has performed for many world leaders. Most recently, he performed for the Chinese President Hu JinTao and the visiting King Carlos I of Spain. His musical integrity and virtuoso technique have gained accolades from audiences and reviewers around the world.

Xiang Gao is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he studied violin performance with Professor Paul Kantor and chamber music with Professor Martin Katz. In 1994, Gao became the first Chinese violinist to join the roster of Columbia Artists Management (Wilford/Tucker division) and began his professional solo career. He has soloed with countless symphony orchestras around the world, and is in high demand as a solo performer and collaborator. Mr. Gao’s master-classes and recital performances are given throughout North America, Asia, Europe and South America. As a devoted chamber music performer and promoter, Gao has collaborated with some of the world’s leading chamber musicians. Gao is the founder and director of three non-profit art organizations: China Music Foundation, “China Virtuosi” chamber ensemble and the University of Delaware’s “ Master Players Concert Series. “

As a creative musician, Gao composes, arranges, and performs in the styles of Jazz, Bluegrass, Asian folk, and South American music. He is a member of the renowned “China Magpie” ensemble established by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, which combines the styles of all music from Chinese folk to western classical and rock music. With “China Magpie,” Gao is frequently featured on China’s leading TV station CCTV’s live concerts for more than one billion TV audience worldwide.

Gao lives in Newark, Delaware, where he is the youngest Professor of Music at the University of Delaware’s Department of Music. He is also the winner of the 2002 State of Delaware Division of the Arts Established Artist Award. He performs on a violin made by master maker G. B. Ceruti of Cremona in 1794. This rare instrument was purchased by the University of Delaware to support Mr. Gao’s international performing career. In 2007, the Stradivari Society in Chicago selected Mr. Gao to be a recipient of world famous Stradivarius violins for his international solo concerts.

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二十七歲起在 特拉華州大學音樂學院 任教的的高翔教授,是當今美國最繁忙的中國小提琴獨奏家.他的精彩演奏曾被美國華盛頓郵報誉為"無與倫比的小提琴家".高翔是第一位被美國兩位總統福特先生及克林頓先生親自接見的中國小提琴家. 世界著名指揮大師尼米亞威(Neeme Jarvi)先生贊譽他“是可以與Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham,郎朗等相媲美的世界一流獨奏家!” 作爲國際大提琴家馬友友先生的“絲路計劃”之“中國喜鵲”樂隊成員,擅长演奏不同音乐风格的高翔2007年被美國 斯特拉迪瓦里協會 邀請做為協會的名琴演奏家,全球演奏價值連城的斯特拉迪瓦里等在克立蒙那制作的名琴。高翔在美国非营利性艺术组织运作上游刃有余,他身兼美國“天韻ICP國際室內音樂家協會”,特拉華州大學“ 名家音樂会系列”及“中国独奏家精英乐团”三家艺术组织音樂總監,意在推崇全球華人藝術家。

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