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Gao Can Violin Recital

We are going to hold a concert Gao Can Violin Recital in the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre at 8:00pm on April 24, 2015. Gao Can, violin, accompanied by Dr Cheng Wai, piano, will set the stage for the Enchanting Series 3 gala presented by CCOM (HK), which strives to provide support and incentives to promote excellence in all aspects of music education. Mr. GAO Can enjoys an international career, appearing with major orchestras and at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world. He was the youngest-ever Associate Professor at Beijings Central Conservatory of Music; He was also the youngest professor granted foreign-guest teaching status on Cincinnati Universitys. Mr. Gao will play the 1727 "exGeneral DupontGrumiaux " violin made by Antonio Stradivari in the concert. Please find more information of the concert as below. Enchanting Series Gao Can Violin Recital Date: April 24th,2015 Friday Time: 8:00 PM Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre Violin: Gao Can Piano: Cheng Wai

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Mr. Gao holds over 30 violin concerts annually, touring around five continents and gaining international acclaim from both audience and critics. Eminent music critic Rosalinda L. Orosa once described Mr. Gaos performance in Philstar as follows: I cant recall any other violinist, within recent memory, matching the superb mastery of Chinese violinist Gao Can. His energetic, forceful bowing producing luminous, shimmering tones, he played the pyrotechnic passages with unequalled intensity, passion and fire, his cadenza burning with ardor. Mr. Gao s teacher include world famous violin educators such as Prof. LIN Yao Ji, Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus and Prof. Zakhar Bron. He has won numerous prizes and awards including the top violin prize of the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition, the silver medal in the 15th "Alberto Curci" Violin International Competition in Naples, Italy, the Special Recognition Award of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, and the gold medal in National Violin Competition of China. Since 2009, he has served as the Oriental Express Artist by the Chinese Cultural Ministry. When hes not performing, Mr. Gao dedicates his time to mentoring the next generation of violinists through teaching, lecturing and giving master classes. He was the youngest-ever Associate Professor at Beijings Central Conservatory of Music; from 2007 to 2012, he was also the youngest professor granted foreign-guest teaching status on Cincinnati Universitys music faculty. This made him the decades only violinist who divided his time between prestigious institutions both in China and the United States.

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Pianist Dr. Cheng Wai, Vivian (Accompanist) Cheng Wai awarded Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2009, is a renowned pianist in Hong Kong. She obtained a bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She later obtained her masters degree and artist diploma at Yale University and received her doctoral degree from New York State University at Stony Brook. She is an active pianist with footsteps in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in USA, National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre etc. The conductors with whom she has collaborated include Gustave Meier, Lawrence Smith, Samuel Wong, Yip Wing-sie, Zheng Xiao Ying, Mak Ka-lok, Hu Yong Yan, Yan Hui Chang etc. She is now the chairlady of the Central Conservatory of Music (HK) Foundation, and currently teaching at THKAPA, HKBU and CUHK, and has also frequently adjudicated in numerous local and international competitions.

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