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Siqing Lu

As the most celebrated and well-known violinist of his native land, Siqing Lu has appeared with all major orchestras in China. In June 1996, Mr. Lu became the first Chinese instrumentalist to present a personal music week, Siqing Lu Music Week," during which in four concerts performed seven concertos and several virtuoso pieces.

His special guest appearances on all Chinese major arts and culture shows include China Central Television Chinese New Year Show (the most watched show in China, with more than one billion viewers), New Year Concert, China Film Festival, Qingdao Beer Festival and " 20th Century Chinese Masterpieces " Festival. Mr. Lu performances are broadcast on television and radio stations throughout China, including one in 1994, attended by Mr. Jiang Ze-min, the President of China, at Beijing Concert Hall.

Siqing Lu records exclusively for Naxos International (Far East), and has made four recordings of the most famous Chinese violin work, Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto." His interpretation has been widely considered the best among more than 30 available recordings of this work. Mr. Lu 1997 release, Traumerei-Romantic Violin Favorites, with pianist Robert Koenig, was awarded CD of the month by All Music Magazine and China Times in Taiwan and was voted one the best 100 CDs of 1997 by Sound Symposium. He has made more than dozen CD and video recordings for several other labels in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mr. Lu performances have been carried on China national television station-CCTV, New York? Sinovision and WQXR , Chicago WFMT, Germany WDR and more than 30 other TV and radio stations throughout China and other parts of the world.

Siqing Lu was born in 1969 in Qingdao, China and began violin study with his father at four. As an eight-year-old, he was accepted by the Central Conservatory of Music as a special student--the youngest student ever accepted at the famed institution--and studied with Prof. Zhenshan Wang. At 11, Lord Yehudi Menuhin chose Lu to study at his school in London. In 1984 he returned to China for advanced studies at the Conservatory in Beijing, and, five years later, he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School.

In addition to the Paganini First Prize, Siqing Lu has won numerous international competitions including those in Beijing, England, and the U.S. Mr. Lu holds the post of Director of the Violin Department at the Naxos International Music Center, Hong Kong, and Honorary Guest Soloist of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and Kunming Symphony Orchestra, China. Mr. Lu makes his home in Edgewater, New Jersey.
 


呂思清


呂思清出生於中國的青島,他四歲開始學小提琴,八歲被中央音樂學院破格錄取,成為該院當時最年少的音樂神童,在校期間,他師從小提琴教育家王振山教授。十一歲時,呂思清被世界小提琴大師耶胡迪.梅紐因看中,選派其赴英國梅紐因天才音樂學校留學,十九歲時赴美國紐約,在著名的朱麗亞音樂學院學習,期間隨世界著名小提琴教育大師蘿賽.迪蕾深造。

作為第一位奪得國際小提琴藝術最高獎──義大利帕格尼尼小提琴大賽金獎的東方人,他的琴聲早已遍佈美國紐約林肯藝術中心,洛杉機好來塢碗型劇場,加拿大多倫多福特中心,英國倫敦皇家歌劇院,威格莫爾音樂廳,瑞士日內瓦維多利亞音樂廳,俄羅斯莫斯科音樂大會堂,克林姆林宮以及日本東京山托利音樂廳等世界著名的演出場所。

與呂氏合作過的國際知名樂團包括英國皇家愛樂樂團,Halle交響樂團,Guildford愛樂樂團,瑞士伯爾尼交響樂團,義大利熱那亞歌劇院交響樂團,西班牙Bibao交響樂團,葡萄牙愛樂樂團,挪威斯塔凡格交響樂團,加拿大溫哥華交響樂團,美國好來塢碗型劇場樂隊,阿斯彭節日樂團,辛辛那提室內樂團,俄羅斯國家交響樂團,俄羅斯愛樂樂團,日本讀賣新聞交響樂團,九州交響樂團等。他還多次受邀以客座演奏家身份參加美國阿斯彭,羅文尼亞,瑞士日內瓦,蒙特瓦維,阿斯柯那,芬蘭薩沃林納,西班牙,法國,義大利,日本,北京,香港,澳門,台灣等多個重大的國際音樂節活動。

呂思清目前是HNH國際唱片公司及拿索斯(Naxos)錄音公司旗下的專屬簽約演奏家,他最新錄製的CD專輯是 “韋華弟〔四季〕名琴版”。專輯中他使用了六把斯特拉迪瓦裏、瓜內裏及阿瑪蒂義大利名琴。他還曾錄製過四版 “梁祝” 小提琴協奏曲,其發行量數以百萬,並被喻為當今最佳版本。呂氏的專輯 “夢幻曲──呂思清浪漫小提琴曲” 97年在香港發行後,即被台灣 “音樂時代”,“中國時報” 評為每月最佳唱片,音響論壇97年最佳100張唱片。此外,他還曾為中國、香港、台灣的錄音公司及飛利浦唱片公司錄製過多套個人專輯及小提琴教材。呂思清演奏的小提琴曲經常在上百個電臺電視臺播出。

呂思清目前使用的是一把1640年尼古拉──阿瑪蒂小提琴。