East Meets West Orchestral Concert
Presented by CAEG & AUSFENG
Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the performance of East Meets West in the Adelaide Town hall has been rescheduled from 19 February 2022 to 17 November 2022.
Enjoy a stunning concert combining traditional and contemporary music from the East and West. Luxuriate in a sublime program, including the acclaimed Chinese classics Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto and the Yellow River Piano Concerto, alongside other enchanting works.
This concert will be held in collaboration with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and led by the revered music maestro Guy Noble. The star-studded list of artists includes:
- Tony Lee Australia's top pianists,winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition
- SunYi accomplished violinist and Associate Concertmaster of Sydney Symphony Orchestra
- Victoria Lambourn Melbourne-based Mezzo soprano
- Sharon Zhai China-born Soprano from Opera Australia
- Angie Liu Leading Sydney-based Guzheng musician
The concert is an Image China cultural & arts event organised by China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd (CAEG) and presented by Ausfeng. They aim to introduce traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world. Since its inception in 2009 it has presented numerous inspirational works at venues across the globe.
A rare opportunity to experience an Australian tribute to eastern musical heritage, this will be an exceptional evening that must not be missed.
GUY NOBLE - CONDUCTOR
Guy Noble is one of Australia’s most versatile conductors and musical entertainers, conducting and presenting concerts with all the major Australian orchestras and performers such as The Beach Boys, Yvonne Kenny, David Hobson, Ben Folds, Dianne Reeves, Randy Newman and Clive James. He has cooked on stage with Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant, appeared as Darth Vader, and might be the only person to have ever sung the Ghostbusters theme live on stage accompanied by The Whitlams. Guy is a regular guest presenter on ABC Classic FM, writes a column for Limelight Magazine and presents the inflight classical channels on Qantas, Air China, China Airlines and Gulf Air.
SUN YI – VIOLINIST
Born in Hunan, China Sun Yi attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from 1988 to 1993, where he was the Concertmaster for the Youth Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. In 1990, he won the third prize for the senior section in the China National Violin Competition, and participated in the International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne, Australia. From 2002 to 2007, Sun Yi held the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and was appointed Associate Concertmaster with Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2007. He has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in Saint-Saëns's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.
TONY LEE – PIANIST
Winner of the Nancy Weir Best Australian Pianist in the prestigious 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Tony has appeared as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly across Europe, China, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
VICTORIA LAMBOURN – MEZZO SOPRANO
Victoria studied piano, cello, singing and composition at the Queensland Conservatorium Music School before continuing her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Postgraduate Diploma in Performance and Master of Music Performance. She performed her first operatic role at the age of 15, when she performed Dido in her school’s production of Dido and Aeneas. Her performance as Angelina in La Cenerentola for the RNCM led to an invitation to participate in the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro (Italy).
SHARON ZHAI – SOPRANO
Sharon graduated in Opera Performance from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing before obtaining a Masters in Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She recently returned to Sydney having spent 8 years based in Italy.
After private study with soprano Tiziana Fabbriccini and Maestro Leone Magiera, she won the OMEGA competition in Florence, the Umberto Giordano competition in Lucera, Foggia and the Magda Olivero award in Saluzzo, Cuneo; Sharon also won the Mietta Song Recital Award in Melbourne.
ANGIE LIU – GUZHENG
Angie Liu is a young professional Chinese Guzheng musician who began her Guzheng training at 8 years old. She graduated from the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music in China under the tutelage of highly regarded Guzheng Professors Xie Yingying , Song Tingting and Wu Li. In 2009 Angie won silver in the professional Guzheng performing category at the International Guzheng competition in Hong Kong. She won a gold medal for Guzheng performance at the 2012 Star of Hua Xia. She was invited to participate in the Lunar New Year celebration at Sydney Opera House as the GuZheng Soloist.