Bright Sheng - Biography Biography, reviews, articles, selected discography, upcoming performances, work list, links from Schirmer Category Arts Music Composition Composers S Sheng, BrightHome Composers Bright sheng bright Sheng. Born in 6 December 1955 in Shanghai,China, Bright Sheng began piano studies with his mother at the age of four. http://www.schirmer.com/composers/sheng_bio.html
Extractions: Photo: Wah Lui Proclaimed "an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries," Bright Sheng received the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowship the so-called "Genius Award" in November 2001. "Sheng is a fresh voice in cross-cultural music," the Foundation Committee further noted. "He will continue to be an important leader in exploring and bridging musical traditions." Indeed, the new millennium promises to be an exciting time for Sheng. Within the 21st century's first week, he had two world premieres: Nanking! Nanking! , an orchestral work honoring those who endured the atrocities of the Rape of Nanking, commissioned and premiered on 2 January 2000 by the NDR (North German Radio) Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; and Red Silk Dance , a piano concerto premiered on January 6th by the commissioning Boston Symphony, with soloist Emanuel Ax and conductor Robert Spano. In May-June 2000, the Spoleto USA Festival presented 8 performances of a visually stunning production of The Silver River (1997; rev. 2000), Sheng's multi-cultural, music theater tale of star-crossed lovers, set to a libretto by David Henry Hwang. Directed by Ong Keng Sen, it has been performed subsequently in Philadelphia at the Prince Music Theatre Festival, and in Singapore. In July 2002
Bright Sheng Faculty biography from the University of Michigan.Category Arts Music Composition Composers S Sheng, BrightBright Sheng. 734647-9413 email@example.com. In October 2001, Bright Shengwas named a MacArthur Genius Fellow with a cash prize of $500,000. http://www.music.umich.edu/faculty/sheng.bright.lasso
Bright Sheng Bright Sheng. Bright Sheng is a worldrenowned classical composer, who weaveshis heritage of China into his vast classical music expertise. http://www.exploredance.com/insideperspectives101202.html
Extractions: Bright Sheng ( See Bio ) is the Composer and Conductor of Chi-Lin , a Ballet choreographed by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, and presented in April, 2002, in San Francisco. The music for this ballet is drawn from Mr. Sheng's Flute Moon The Stream Flows , and "Fanfare", from China Dreams . Bright Sheng is a world-renowned classical composer, who weaves his heritage of China into his vast classical music expertise. Mr. Sheng began piano study at the age of four with his mother in Shanghai, China. Mr. Sheng teaches at the University of Michigan and has won three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MA from Queens College and a DMA from Columbia University. Bright Sheng and is the subject of this inside perspective October 12, 2002, with Bright Sheng by phone in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Bio Of Bright Sheng Bright Sheng. Bright Sheng, born in Shanghai, China on 6 December 1955, startedpiano studies with his mother at the age of four. Notes by Bright Sheng. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cyoungk/shengbio.htm
Extractions: Bright Sheng, born in Shanghai, China on 6 December 1955, started piano studies with his mother at the age of four. After graduating from high school during the Cultural Revolution he was one of the first students accepted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he earned his undergraduate degree in music composition. In 1982, he moved to New York, where he attended Queens College, CUNY, and Columbia University. Among his main teachers were Leonard Bernstein, Chou Wen-chung, Mario Davidovsky, George Perle, and Hugo Weisgall. Sheng has received a number of prizes in China including Chamber Music Composition and Art Song Competition. In the United States he has received awards and prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Illinois Council on the Arts, The Naumburg Foundation, The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Sheng was the artistic director of the San Francisco Symphony's "Wet Ink 93" Festival and composer-in-residence with the 1993 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. In April 1992 he began a two-year tenure as composer-in-residence with the Seattle Symphony; during 1994/95 he served as Artist-in-Residence for the University of Washington. Bright Sheng's music has been performed to great critical response by major ensembles and soloists around the world. The highly acclaimed H'un (Lacerations): In Memoriam 1966-76, his dramatic orchestral portrait of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, has been performed by the New York Philharmonic ("H'un is...naked emotionalism...a battle of the spirit" The New York Times), Chicago Symphony ("H'un...signaled the arrival of a significant young composer" Chicago Tribune), Cleveland Orchestra, the Baltimore, San Francisco, Honolulu, Milwaukee and Kansas City symphonies, and the Tokyo Philharmonic, among others. Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic performed
Past Events Fall 2002_novdec Past Events Fall 2002. China Dreams The Music of Bright sheng bright Sheng, Chinesecomposer/pianist begins his residency at OSU from November 713, 2002. http://www.acs.ohio-state.edu/ics/news_pastevents_fall2002_2.htm
Extractions: click to return to archive click here for page one Conferences Lectures ... Congratulations to Prof. Judy Wu for winning the 2002 Alumni Award for Distinguised Teaching! Click here for more details. OSU Events: LecturesWeek of Nov 4-8 Nov 11-15 Nov 18-22 Film Series ... Past Events Fall 2002 China Dreams: The Music of Bright Sheng
Sheng: The Song Of Majnun (Gesamtaufnahme) (Live) Sheng The Song of Majnun (Gesamtaufnahme) (Live). Houston Grand Opera sheng brightSheng The Song of Majnun (Gesamtaufnahme) (Live). Klassik Oper Audio CD http://www.best-of-classicalmusic.de/sheng-the-song-of-majnun-gesamtaufnahme-liv
Fall 1998 Michigan Today---Bright Sheng, Composer Fall 1998 Michigan Today interview includes his history, how he became a musician, the effect of the Chinese Communist government, leaving and returning to China, and his own name. http://www.umich.edu/~newsinfo/MT/98/Fal98/mt13f98.html
Extractions: 'PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGE ARTISTIC LICENSE; I EMBRACE CULTURAL LICENSE.' Since moving to the United States from China in 1982, the composer Bright Sheng has steadily built a world reputation for his fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles. Sheng's gifts of adaptability and openness were nurtured and steeled in his youth, as he struggled to maintain his passion for music in the anti-cultural climate of the Cultural Revolution . At Queens College, the City University and Columbia, his main teachers were Leonard Bernstein, Chou WenChung and George Perie. Sheng's one-act opera The Song of Majnun with librettist Andrew Porter was recorded on the Delos label by the Houston Grand Opera. His discography also includes a first runner-up for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, H'UN (Laceration): In Memoriam 1966-1976 , an orchestral portrait depicting the crimes and losses inflicted by the Cultural Revolution (New World label), and Two Folk Songs From Qinghai (Kock International). He was again first runner-up for the Pulitzer in 1991 for Four Movements for Piano Trio. Michigan Today
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Extractions: The province of Qinghai holds special importance for Bright Sheng , as he lived there for seven years, from 1971 to 1978, during China's Cultural Revolution. In this excerpt from the Fall 1995 issue of , Sheng introduced us to his adopted homeland: Infobytes about the Province of Qinghai: Itinerary G. Schirmer/AMP
Extractions: Bright Sheng, born in Shanghai, China on December 6, 1955, started piano studies with his mother at the age of four. After graduating from high school during the Cultural Revolution he was one of the first students accepted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he earned his undergraduate degree in music composition. In 1982, he moved to New York, where he attended Queens College, CUNY, and Columbia University. Among his main teachers were Leonard Bernstein, Chou Wen-chung, Mario Davidovsky, George Perle and Hugo Weisgall. Sheng has received a number of prizes in China including Chamber Music Composition and Art Song Competition. In the United States he has received awards and prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Illinois Council on the Arts, The Naumburg Foundation, The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Sheng was the artistic director of the San Francisco Symphony's 'Wet Ink 93' Festival and composer-in-residence with the 1993 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. In April 1992 he began a two-year tenure as composer-in-residence with the Seattle Symphony; during 1994/95 he will serve as Artist-in-Residence for the University of Washington. Sheng is the former composer-in-residence of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where his opera, 'The Song of Majnun', set to a libretto by Andrew Porter, premiered in April 1992. Sheng has received commissions and performances of his works from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, the Shanghai Symphony, Orchestra sinfonica dell'Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and from musicians including Leonard Bernstein, Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, Cho-Liang Lin, Gerard Schwarz, David Zinman, John Oliver, Kenneth Jean, Jahja Ling, and Hugh Wolff, among others. Sheng's 1993/94 premieres included 'String Quartet #3' with the Takacs Quartet in the fall of 1993, 'Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet' in March 1994 by David Shifrin and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall, and 'Fanfare I: Arrows to the Page' with the Singapore Symphony.
Bright Sheng he Living Composers Project sheng, bright (b. December 6, 1955, Shanghai). American composer of Chinese origin, he has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, and vocal works that have been widely performed to great acclaim and that appear on several http://www.composers21.com/compdocs/shengb.htm
Extractions: he Living Composers Project Sheng Bright (b. December 6, 1955, Shanghai). American composer of Chinese origin, he has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, and vocal works that have been widely performed to great acclaim and that appear on several recordings. He is also a very talented pianist and conductor, and gives concerts in each role. He will be artist-in-residence with the Washington Performing Arts Society until 2003 (a post he began in 2001) and will serve as co-artistic director of the Pacifika Music Festival with the Seattle Symphony in 2001. He will also serve as composer-in-residence at the Tanglewood Music Center for 2001. In the past, he served as composer-in-residence with the Lyric Opera of Chicago from 1989-92, for whom he wrote The Song of Majnun , a one-act opera in collaboration with librettist Andrew Porter. It subsequently received five other productions nationwide and was recorded by the Houston Grand Opera on the Delos label. In addition, he served as composer-in-residence with the Seattle Symphony from 1992-95 and was the artistic director of the San Francisco Symphony's Wet Ink 93 Festival. He has also served as composer-in-residence at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (1992-93, 1997), La Jolla Chamber Music Summerfest (1993) and the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival (1994-96), among others. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, since 1997 he has been artistic advisor to the Queens Symphony Orchestra and since 1998 he has been artistic advisor of the Silk Road Project.
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Extractions: In April of 1999, at the invitation of President Clinton, Bright Sheng received a special commission from the White House to create a new work for a state dinner, hosted by the President, honoring the Chinese Premier Zhou Rongji. In October 2001, Bright Sheng was named a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow with a cash prize of $500,000. The new millennium marks an exciting time for Bright Sheng: he had two premieres in the first week of the millennium an orchestral work in memory of the Rape of Nanking: Nanking! Nanking! , commissioned and premiered on the 2nd of January by the Northern German Radio Symphony in Hamburg, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; and on the 6th of January his Red Silk Dance , a piano concerto commissioned by the Boston Symphony, received its premiere with Emanuel Ax as the soloist and Robert Spano as the conductor. In May and June, Spoleto USA presented a new production (eight performances) of his opera Silver River with a libretto by David Henry Hwang, which was subsequently performed in Philadelphia and Singapore, and will be presented by the Lincoln Center Festival in July 2002. During the 2000-2001 season, he received the New York Premiere of
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Extractions: News and Information Services Sheng Since arriving in the U.S. in 1982, Sheng has developed compositions that are fresh characterizations crossing musical and cultural traditions. His vast array of works include: The Song of Majnun , an opera, which in one act, revisits an Asian tale of star-crossed lovers; Flute Moon , which reworks a classic Chinese art song from the 13th century; and Nanking! Nanking! a lamentation on World War II atrocities suffered by the Chinese. Affiliated with the U-M since 1995, Sheng has been commissioned by and performed at orchestras and opera houses in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Japan, Russia, Great Britain and Germany, and will present a full-length opera at the Sante Fe Opera in 2003. His national honors and recognitions include a Guggenheim Fellowship.