ENSEMBLES 2010

Shenzhen Middle School Symphonic Orchestra

Shenzhen Middle School Symphonic Orchestra

 

The Shenzhen Middle School Symphonic Orchestra was founded in September 1998. It has more than 10 years of experience in music education for students. The group has become a symphonic orchestra with a high level. Mr. Li Lanqing, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, visited our school in November 2009 and listened to the performance of the ensemble. He highly commended the ensemble. The ensemble has won three Golden Prizes on an international level and, two first places at a national level, as well as many first places on a provincial level.

 

 

 

Lei Yu

Lei Yu

Conductor

Lei Yu is presently the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of Shenzhen Arts School, a member of Chinese Musicians Association and Chinese Conductors Association and Honorary Chairman of Shenzhen Music Society.
In 1982, Lei graduated with distinction from Tianjin Conservatory of Music. He then worked with Tianjin Symphony Orchestra where he learnt conducting from Wang Junshi and began his career as a conductor. In 1986, he learnt from an accomplished conductor Professor Huang Feili in the Conducting Department of the Central Conservatory of Music and he also received training from Li Delun, Zheng Xiaoying, Xu Xin, Chen Yixin and Herbert Zipper (USA), Micheal Zilm (Germany). In 1993, Lei received an award in conducting Chinese music in the first National Conductors’ Competition. In 2002, he furthered his studies in conducting with Professor L.Hagger and Professor W. Lajiovc in the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he was awarded a graduate certificate.
Lei was Resident Conductor of Tianjin Symphony Orchestra in 1989, Principal Conductor of the Song & Dance Ensemble of the Navy Political Department of the People’s Liberation Army in 1992 and Resident Conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Lei conducted the Central Symphony Orchestra, Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Oradea in Romania, the Orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and Beijing Jinfan Symphony Orchestra. Lei founded the Beijing Jinfan Juvenile Symphony Orchestra and served as its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. He has been the Head of the Faculty of Strings and Winds of Shenzhen Arts School and guest conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra since 2007.

 

 

 

Competition Program

 

Robert Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, op. 38, 3rd movement Scherzo (molto vivace)
Dvorak Overture Carnival
Teng Shichu Chinese Jasmine
Bao Yuankai The Sun Came Out

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

J. Strauss Kaiserwalzer
Verdi La Forza del Destino
Dvorak Overture Carnival
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, op. 38, 3rd movement Scherzo (molto vivace)
Teng Shichu Chinese Jasmine
Bao Yuankai The Sun Came Out
Wang Xizang Torch Festival (Oriental Carnival)