Young performers at Beijing International Music Festival pay tribute to Beethoven

▲The press conference to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth

  2020 coincides with the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The 23rd Beijing International Music Festival will start on the evening of October 12 and will launch a concert of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas for three consecutive nights to pay tribute to the "Saint of Music."

  In these three concerts, 10 young violinists born in the 90s to 00s, including Liu Ming, Zhang Runluo, Dang Huali, and Chen Yige, brought all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas.

Among them, the young violinist Jiang Yiliang, who was supposed to be on stage at the first concert, was unable to perform at this festival due to his stay in New York. The young violinist Zhu Wenjia was temporarily rescued to take over.

  A week ago, Zhu Wenjia, a graduate student at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, received a temporary notice and got the opportunity to perform at the Beijing International Music Festival.

At that time, Zhu Wenjia was excited and nervous, "I am very excited to be able to perform at the Beijing International Music Festival. This is also my first very formal performance since the epidemic, and I hope it can be well presented to everyone."

  The Beijing International Music Festival has been providing a broad stage for young musicians for many years. Many outstanding young musicians, including Lang Lang, have been on the stage of the festival early in their brilliant career.

This time, it was a pioneering work to give a blockbuster performance such as the Complete Works of Beethoven's Violin Sonata to 10 young performers from the post-90s and post-00s generations.

The youngest of these performers, Su Qianxun, is only 15 years old, and the eldest is just entering his early years.

Art director Zou Shuang believes: “The music festival should be a festival for young people to carnival. The platform of the music festival is to let everyone know about these outstanding young musicians and let them know the level of Chinese classical music. The Beijing International Music Festival has always All have the mission of promoting young performers, and they are the seeds here."

  It is reported that before the concert on October 14, Fang Juntao, Vice President of Group Affairs of Nestlé Greater China, will present this year's Beijing International Music Festival "Young Musician Award-Nestlé Cup" to 10 young performers. Awarded to multiple musicians at the same time.

  Text/Reporter Tian Wanting

  Photography/Reporter Cui Jun