TCG Nordica http://en.tcgnordica.com Stimulating reflection on human worth as expressed in various Art Forms. Thu, 18 May 2017 05:49:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Mime masters Carlos Martínez China tour Kunming station http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/carlos/ Tue, 16 May 2017 10:30:17 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7708    

    TCG Nordica’s old friend the Spanish mime master Carlos Martínez will give Kunming the last station show of his China Tour at 5.20.2017 in Kunming Theater. After that he will stay in Kunming one more week, together with TCG Nordica he will have Master WorkShop. Collage Students and Kunming mime fans will have wonderful time.

Carlos Martínez  was born the 30th September, 1955 in Pravia (Asturias), Spain.

At the age of 12, he moved to Barcelona and soon discovered his love for the dramatic arts while working in neighbourhood theatre. He attended the pantomime school Taller de Mimo y Teatro Contemporáneo (1980), the performing arts school – El Timbal (1981) and studied under professors such as Manuel Carlos Lillo and Jorge Vera (1982 – 1987).

 From 1982 onwards, Carlos Martínez has worked professionally as a mime actor creating a world of gestures that combines his Mediterranean spirit and humour with precise technique and rhythm.

This very personal language has proved to be universal and has given him the freedom to perform not only throughout Spain but in the rest of Europe – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden and the Ukraine – Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

Maintaining a rigorous performing schedule, Carlos Martínez has taken his imaginative silence to Arts Festivals (St Wenceslas in Prague, Nuorten Kesä in Finland), Conferences (Amsterdam 2000, Mission in Holland), Conventions (Rotary Club in the USA), Embassies, Performing Arts Festivals (Mime Champagne and Mim D’Or in France, Almada Theatre Festival and TeatroAgosto in Portugal, Mindelact Drama Festival in Cape Verde), Television (BBC, TVE, TV3, ZDF), Theatres (Byzantine Music Theatre in Thessaloniki, Deutsches Theater in Berlin, Kuppersaal and Kunstlerhaus in Hannover, National Theatre in Riga, Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, Theaterhaus in Stuttgart, ) and Trade Shows (Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany; Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain; Rockwell in Madrid).

 He is constantly moving the boundaries of silence, working on new pieces for his own shows and commissioned work for special events.

 Hand Made, a compilation of his most emblematic pieces, has become a genuine mark of identity.

 Carlos Martínez has developed shows such as Books without Words, Silent Night, performed in ensemble with his best students, PianOmime, with the German pianist-composer, Johannes Nitsch. To commemorate his 25th stage anniversary, Carlos Martínez presented his show, Time to Celebrate.

 In 2012, another jubilee year, he toured with Mirage, inspired by the discussion around climate change and water shortage. The show is also a homage to his craft, all mime is mirage, creating life from gesture. His programme Books without Words was the audience choice at the 2009 Teatro Agosto summer festival in Fundão, Portugal and Hand Made received the prize of honour at the 2004 edition of the Almada Theatre Festival, Portugal.

 While Carlos Martínez continues to explore the intimate world of silence, he has never abandoned his first love, theatre.

He has toured extensively in Europe with the Zahori theatre company presenting The Golden Rule/Learning by Doing – A Celebration of our Differences in an Open Europe.

This innovative project involved drama in adult education and was sponsored by the Socrates Fund of the European Union. Carlos Martínez has participated in the formation of various theatre groups and has taught mime and theatre in public schools, at the University of Zaragoza and at numerous international art seminars. He runs elite mime workshops, tutors advanced students, gives Master classes, and presents interactive seminars at top level corporate events.

 He has published four DVDs, Books without Words, Hand Made, two manuals on mime In Silence and Word of Mime and most recently, the hardcover book, From the Dressing Room.

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America Jazz and Blues Saxphone: George T. Gregory http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/george-t-gregory/ Tue, 16 May 2017 09:53:42 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7691 The Blues is such a great style of music because it provides a vehicle to convey many emotions. I have hand picked some of my favorite blues numbers . as well as some classic jazz ballads and good old R&B tunes to get you up and movin. Hope you enjoy these and thank you for listening…

—- George T. Gregory

May 20, Saturday at 20:00, the United States jazz master George T. Gregory come back again to the TCG Nordica stage, He will let Kunming audience feel the America Jazz and passion by saxophone unique style . At the same time Mr. George will play the blues, the soul jazz and the New Orleans style rock. Welcome enjoy the saxophone with us at TCG Nordica.

American Jazz Master :George T. Gregory

George T. Gregory is a saxophonist and director of the San Francisco Bay N.A.R.A.S (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) sub-council. He has directed two Grammy Awards all-star band shows. George in 2006 released his new album “Love of Life”, which is available on Apple iTunes, Amazon and many website.

George and his band have been on performance tours in different places in the United States  and Canada. He was named the best musician for the”The James Cotton” of the Buddha Records blues album and was invited to attend the Monterey Jazz Festival and the San Francisco blues festival as a honored guest.

萨克斯风手/Saxophonist George T. Gregory
时间/Time
2017/5/20   20:00
电话/TEL
0871-64114691
网址/Web:  www.tcgnordica.com
门票/Ticket: 预售/Presale:80 RMB
                        现场/At Door:100 RMB
学生/Student:60 RMB
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地址
昆明市西坝路101号TCG诺地卡文化中心
ADD:TCG Nordica Culture Center,Chuangku,Xiba Road NO.101.Kunming.

Jazz

Jazz comes from the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. Bornin the southern port city of New Orleans, Jazz’s foundation is Blues and Ragtime. Jazz is an exaggeration of improvisation. It is based on the Shuffle rhythm with swing characteristics and is a combination of African and European culture.

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Romantic Era Concert | Love Story http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/love-story/ Wed, 10 May 2017 10:55:42 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7675 Love takes place in all our lives, it is as universal and natural as life and breathing. Anyone alive can speak of love in one way or another. But it is not always pleasant. Just as it can bring joy and fulfillment, it can also bring sorrow and anger. The pain brought through heart break is just as much a part of love as the happiness found in new relationships.

Love Story explores those emotions in the medium of instrumental and vocal music. Six performers from China and America have come together to present these songs hailing from both Eastern and Western traditions. A world-touring Chinese Instrumental group Zhao Manli,Sun Yuming, Zhou zhou will play Japanese pieces exemplifying the light and soaring happiness of a new relationship. Yunnan Normal University Pianist Wang Dong Yang will perform Schubert’s Grazer Fantasie, a powerful and emotional romantic piece.

American performers Michael Peng and Dr. John Friesen will present Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a song cycle. Dichterliebe is German for ‘love poem’, and traces the feelings of a man for the woman he loves, from the first meeting, to heartbreak, to sorrow, to forgiveness. The 16 song cycle present the very best of Schumann’s powerful vocal melodies and complex, emotive piano accompaniments.

Time
2017/5/13   20:00
Tel
0871-64114691
Website
www.tcgnordica.com
Ticket
Presale  80 RMB / Person
At Door  100 RMB / Person
Kid 40 RMB / Person( 6-12 y/o)
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Add
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 About Musicians 

Piano: Wang Dongyang (China)

Wang Dongyang is the young piano teacher of the School of Dance and Music of Yunnan Normal University with a master degree. He is an lecturer and the member of the Central Committee of the Jiusan Society, Yunnan Musicians Association, Yunnan Piano Association, Yunnan Chorus Association, the committee, executive directorand deputy secretary-general of Shanghai Conservatory of Music Arts Examinations, the judge of Shanghai Conservatory of Music Entrance Examination sand the artistic director of Yunnan Yuandong Theater.

Er Hu: Zhao Manli (China)


Zhao Manli, National class players, working in the Yunnan Provincial Lantern Theater National Orchestra, good at playing erhu and folk musical instruments, won the CCTV National Instrumental Competition Best Performance Award,  Yunnan Youth actor competition second prize and other awards.

Pipa:Sun Yuming (China)

Sun Yuming, National class players, worked at the Yunnan Provincial Lantern Theater National Orchestra, good at playing pipa, national music and other musical instruments.

Cello: Zhou zhou (China)

Zhou Zhou, cellist, now working in the Yunnan Provincial Lantern Theater National Orchestra, has participated in several important performances, is a young and promising musicians.

Singer: Michael Peng (USA)

Michael Peng studied Vocal Performance in Boston University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has also studied and practiced scenes with the Hungarian Opera and the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Past roles include Don Giovanni, Antonio, Papageno, and various supporting roles. Michael has taught music and voice in Kunming for three years.

Piano: Dr.John Friesen (USA)

Dr.John Friesen was born in Minnesota, USA, graduated from the University of Nebraska. He is experienced in organ, also directed the choir. Dr. John came to Kunming in August 2015, study Chinese and work for Church in Kunming as a music guide.

 

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GÅ I STÅ | Ester Haslund- Gjerrild’s Concert http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/ga-i-sta/ Wed, 10 May 2017 10:42:25 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7661 GÅ I STÅ

GÅ I STÅ is a danish saying that means when a clock or a person stops  moving. With this concert TCG Nordica will invite you all to take some time to “GÅ I STÅ” and think of where to go next!

Singer and songwriter: Ester Haslund- Gjerrild
Special guest: Rebekka Madsen
Time: 2017/5/12   20:00
Tel: 0871-64114691
Website:  www.tcgnordica.com
Ticket: Presale: 30 RMB    At Door: 50 RMB
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Singer and songwriter:Ester Haslund- Gjerrild (Denmark)

Ester Haslund- Gjerrild is from Denmark.This concert has the name “GÅ I STÅ” which is a danish saying that express when a clock or a person stops  moving. With this concert Ester Haslund- Gjerrild will invite you all to take some time to “GÅ I STÅ” and think of where to go next. This theme is one that she has been working with for about two years now, in a forest in Sweden and in a big city in China. These two very different circumstances has affected her music a lot, and throughout the concert you will probably hear the difference.


Special guest :Rebekka Madsen (Denmark)

Ester Haslund – Gjerrild is a singer and songwriter. All the music is written by herself and throughout the concert she will take time to explain the stories behind the songs. We also invited the special guest Rebekka Madsen who is from Denmark will accompany in some of the songs.

The money from the concert will go to a project in Trinity International Church Kunming, who is working with disabled with different disabilities. Three years ago they started a Saturday school where many disabled children come to learn and get help for their problems.
Now there is a need for a Day Centre where special needy children can come and get love, care and help from Monday to Friday. Some of these needy disabled children now stay at home alone while their parents are at work. Some of them need help with everything.

The church now wants to buy an apartment where 15 children in need of help can come during the week. I’ve been Lucky to be an art teacher every Saturday, and get to know these children very well, it is a really good project, and a hope that this concert can help a little in buying this apartment.

 Trinity International Church Kunming

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11+1 Art Exhibition http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/7630/ Wed, 03 May 2017 09:37:00 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7630

Curator: Wang Bei
Art Director :Luo Fei
Art Mentor:Alfred Vaagsvold

Artists:
Alfred Vaagsvold, Ding Aichun, Wang Wei, Yan Wan, Zhi Xinke, Zai Pengfei, Zhong Yuting, Ester Haslund-Gjerrild, Zhang Jin, Yang Hui, Li Zhiyang

Guest Musician:Rune Alver

Opening:
2017-4-29 15:00——17:30 Shun Cheng Shopping Mall
2017-4-29 20:00——22:00 TCG Nordica

“11+1” Art Exhibition will be hosted together by TCG Nordica Culture Center and Shun Chen Shopping Mall.

The exhibition will be in two parts, each will be exhibited in Shun Chen and TCG Nordica.
For the part in TCG Nordica, curator arranges each artist’s artwork in each specific area, at the end, the exhibition will be as a group of small solo exhibitions. Artists could freely show their characteristics in the specific area, and magnify their art language to the most. In TCG Nordica, it is mostly an experiment about art language and form, such as image and sound. Rune Alver, a Norwegian pianist will play piano to interact with an installation from Alfred Vaagsvold, a Norwegian visual artist, as well as 10 other artists.
For the part in Shun Chen, it is more about the audience, the venue. It is an experiment about the relation between venue and artwork. The curator puts more concern into how audience would see the artworks, how the artwork would interact with the open space, what it’s the safe distance for the artwork in an open space, and how to guide the audience to the exhibition actively.
Exhibition duration:
TCG Nordica: April 29th – May 20th, 2017
Shun Chen: April 29th – May 30th, 2017
There are 11 artists joining this exhibition “11+1”, the oldest is in his 80s, the youngests are in their mid 20s. They work with different art forms, which are paintings, installations, multi-materials, and sound.
“11+1” is my understanding of this exhibition, as well as the combination. Eleven artists join this exhibition. “One” refers to individual, which is each artist, each audience, each artwork, and each dialogue in this exhibition. This is why we host this exhibition together with Shun Chen. In my opinion, audience is of the same importance with the artwork, artwork stands among audience, and audience connects with the artwork, this is the reason I plan this exhibition. – Wang Bei
The vision of TCG Nordica is “Stimulating reflection of human worth through various art forms”. This is also the reason we cooperate with Shun Chen. We present art in various ways, through various art forms to invite audience to experience art and to sense it.

The exciting opening ceremony will focus on the well-known Chinese composer Bright Sheng and his piano work My Song performed by the Norwegian pianist Rune Alver. Bright Sheng lives in New York and says about his work: “My Song” (m’ai-sang) is the folk music and dance of my native land.
The opening ceremony will also contain famous Norwegian music like In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Griegand Ballade of Revolt by Harald Saeverud.
2nd May Rune Alver will give a concert lecture about his life and music with images from his native country. There will be a conversation with Chinese folk musicians as well and some musical examples.
6th May there will be an exciting concert containing Chinese and Norwegian music, classical and modern, including duets with Chinese folk musicians.


Stigma, Alfred Vaagsvold, 199x300cm, Aclylic on Paper, 2016


Stream, Ester-Haslund-Gjerrild, 50X60cm, Aclylic on Canvas, 2017


23rd Stair, Li Zhiyang, 120X150cm, Oil on Canvas, 2016

Prologue
By Wang Bei
2017-04-16

“11+1” is my understanding of this exhibition. “One” refers to every individual, which is artist, audience, even artwork and dialogue in this exhibition.
Alfred Vaagsvold is a Norwegian artist who works with multi-materials, painting, installation, and performance art. This time he adds sound into his installation, makes the artwork more open to the audience. The other ten artists are younger, they are in their mid 20s. They live and work in Kunming. I invited them to join this exhibition because of their openness and experimental artwork. Their artworks, from the form to the dialogue, make me observe and reflect on the influence that big data has towards art in our time.
When we talk about exhibition, we often talk about artist, artwork, art history and etc. Perhaps other than that, we could also pay attention to the exhibition venue and audience. When I planed for the exhibition this time, I thought more about the connection between the exhibition itself and the venue.
An artwork displays in a space, visual art is visual only when audience sees it.
When one is in an exhibition hall to see an exhibition, that is definitely different than knowing the exhibition from paper. I always believe that exhibition is present. The present lies on atmosphere, lighting, artwork, and dialogue about the artwork. Without these elements, exhibition can be only expressed by words. Words about the exhibition can clarify the theme. This is part of it, and wholeness couldn’t be shown.
TCG Nordica venue
When I invited artists, I tried to invite those who are very different, from theme, art language, and form. Each of the eleven artists has one wall to display. He or she could offer idea of how to arrange the artwork and to arrange it themselves. Audience can watch the artwork on one wall alone, or the whole venue. I’d like to invite artists to identify themselves, and let audience to sense the art language of each artist.
Shun Chen venue
People identify the function of a location and then remember it. When they mention certain place they will associate the place with the function, for example, gallery is for displaying artwork, and clothing shop is for shopping clothes. This is not the first time that shopping mall displays artwork. When art comes into a commercial open space, how would the audience see the artwork? In my opinion, artwork can be most consumed in the process, meanwhile to win lots of audience. Other than the function of a shopping mall, I’d like to observe that how the artwork influences people when it is displayed in a public area. Vise versa, can artwork be influenced when it is showed in a public and open area. Would the way of arranging art and seeing art be changed? Would the passiveness of visual art be changed? I’ve got many questions, only can be answered through the exhibition.


One day wake up in the morning,Wang Wei, 40x50cm,Oil on canvas, 2015


No Title, Zhang Jing, 160x110cm, Pencil on Canvas, 2017


Head, Yan Wan, 50X60CM, Oil on Canvas, 2017


Sleeply, Yang Hui, 180X194cm, Ink on Paper, 2015


E, Zai Pengfei, 100X120cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017


Da Chun, Zhi Xinke, 27.3×39.3cm, Pen on Canvas, 2016

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Rune Alver Classical Concent http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/rune-alver-classical-concent/ Wed, 03 May 2017 07:40:21 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7603

TCG Nordica Culture Center x Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Rune Alver’s Classical Concert

Norwegian Famous Pianist: Rune Alver

Guest:Chinese Firs-Class Artist Yang Yu

Norwegian Composer: Edvard Grieg

May 6th 20:00, Rune Alver will also hold an international high-quality classical concert at TCG Nordica. The concert will not only be Chinese and Norwegian, classical and modern music, but also with the Chinese lute player Yang Yu for piano and pipa joint play. This will also be the two most attractive artists, passion and strength of thedepth of collision, inspiration and rhythm perfect fit duet.


Norwegian Famous Pianist: Rune Alve


National First-Class Artist: Yang Yu


Norwegian visual artist: Alfred Vaagsovld

In this exciting concert, the famous Norwegian pianist Rune Alver  will use the Norwegian artist Alfred Vaagsvold (Alfred Vaagsvold) sound device to interact and play the famous Chinese Composer. Bright Sheng now lives in New York, where he describes his work: “My Song” belongs to my hometown music and dance.

Time: 2017/5/6   20:00
Tel: 0871-64114691

Website:  www.tcgnordica.com
Ticket:  Presale  100 RMB / Person
                  At Door  120 RMB / Person
                  Student 80RMB / Person
Kid 50 RMB / Person( 6-12 y/o)
Wechat:   tcgnordica (please click to buy ticket on line)

TCG Nordica Culture Center,Chuangku,Xiba Road NO.101.Kunming.

ABOUT MUSICIANS

Rune Alver

Rune Alver made his debut 20 years old. He is born in Bergen and educated at Bergen Music Conservatory and the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo where he received his Diploma in 1986. He has studied for two years in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter and he has participated in international master classes.

Rune Alver has performed in Norwegian Television and Broadcasting as well as in the French radio channel France Musique. Rune Alver is a freelance musician with an extensive activity as a soloist and chamber musician.

*Oslo Nasjonal biblioteket Recital, klaververk av Catharinus Elling februar 2017

*BergenTroldhaugen Ukens Pianist 2016

*Leipzig Edvard Grieg Begegnungsstätte, Recital 2016

*USA New York Gallery Tygve Lie, David Monrad Johansen Recital 2015
*USA Minnesota Northfield / Minneapolis St Olaf College UrnessRecital Hall /Mindekirken Recitals 2015
*Tysnes Tysnesfest Recital 2015

*Oslo Nasjonal bibloteket,Recital komplett klavermusikk av D. M. Johansen 2014

*USA-turnétil New York, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Minneapolis 2014

*China Kunming RecitalsTCG Nordica 2014
*South-Afrika Cape Town Recital St. Georges Cathedral 2014

*USA New York RecitalWeill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall 2013

*Bergen Troldhaugen Ukens Pianist 2012
*Norges-turné med Toralv Maurstad 2012

*Beijing Recitals White Box Museum Chaoyang District 2011
*Leipzig Recital Meldelssohn Haus 2011
*Paris / Normandie Recital l’Egliseluthérienne Saint Marcel / l’Eglise d’Authevernes dans l’Eure St. Claire surEpte 2011

*Berlin Recital Joseph-Joachim-Kozertsaal, Universität der Künste 2008

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*Roma Collegium Musicum Universale Recitals 1982/ 87

* Belfast Festspillenemedverknad ved Performance 1987

*Bergen Hammer klaver-sonateop. 106/ Beehoven-serien 1981

 

Yang Yu

* National First-Class Artist.

* Deputy Head of Yunnan NationalOrchestra, Plucked String Instruments Player.

* Good at playing wildrange of musical instruments, including Chinese lute, Ruan (a plucked stringedinstrument), Yu-Kin, and other unique Yunnan national plucked stringinstruments, such as Ding of Dai nationality, Qiben of Lisu nationality,4-stringed instrument of Yi nationality, 3-stringed instrument, etc.,

* Owner of national andprovincial level awards and commendations for my performance, compiling andcreating capability by using different styles of music and differentinstruments.

* Visited USA, Norway,Finland, Hungary, Singapore, HK, Macro and other countries and regions forperformance and culture exchange.

*Once in Hangzhou Grand Theater hosted the” young performers Yang Yu — the Pipa,Yueqin solo concert”

* My composed workshave been performed for many times in CCTV, Grand Theatre of China, BeijingConcert Hall, Lincoin Center etc.

* Published worldwidethe Chinese lute album < <Raining in vogue> No.1 and No.3 by ShanghaiMusic Publishing House.

* Representative works: Chinese lute concerto<The Dream of Earth Forest>, Zhong Ruan concerto <Ni Ma>, Yu-Kinconcerto <Caprice of Grassland>, self-composed 4-stringed instrument solo<Playing with liquor>, <Coquetry>, self-composed <Chasing theClouds> by Qiben instrument of Lisu nationality, self-composed <NIA>performed by Ding instrument

THANKS

挪威驻北京大使馆

挪威MUSIC NORWAY机构


挪威AREOPAGOS机构


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【YI FORUM】Norwegian Famous Pianist: Rune Alver http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/norwegian-famous-pianist-rune-alver/ Wed, 03 May 2017 07:39:22 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7615 TCG Nordica Culture Center + Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing

Yi Forum
Research of the Golden Sounds

Norwegian Famous Pianist: Rune Alver
Speak about life and music

Guest:Chinese Firs-Class Artist Yang Yu

DATE
2017/5/2 20:00—21:00
TEL

0871-64114691

FREE ENTRANCE

TCG Nordica Culture Center
Chuangku,Xiba Road NO.101.Kunming.

          TCG Nordica Culture Center is cooperate with Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, Norway Music Organization and Norway Areopagos Organization .On May 2, 2017, TCG Nordica Yi Forum will be held music life story sharing about Norway famous pianist: Rune Alver. He will share the story behind the music including his life, creation, inspiration. we also invited the famous Chinese lute musicianYang Yu to join us, The two top artists meet , is the integration of music and culture.

          On May 6 ,There will be a fantastic Rune Alver piano concert at TCG Nordica, with not only classical and modern music, but also Rune Alver will perform with Chinese lute player Yang Yu. When the two most attractive artists meet, It must be full of inspiration and passion. Welcome join us.

With the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, plus the strong combination of two contemporary top performers. Such an international concert, Will offer you an rich night.

Norwegian Famous Pianist: Rune Alver

National First-Class Artist: Yang Yu


ABOUT MUSICIANS

Rune Alver

         Rune Alver made his debut 20 years old. He is born in Bergen and educated at Bergen Music Conservatory and the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo where he received his Diploma in 1986. He has studied for two years in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter and he has participated in international master classes.

         Rune Alver has performed in Norwegian Television and Broadcasting as well as in the French radio channel France Musique. Rune Alver is a freelance musician with an extensive activity as a soloist and chamber musician.

*Oslo Nasjonal biblioteket Recital, klaververk av Catharinus Elling februar 2017

*BergenTroldhaugen Ukens Pianist 2016

*Leipzig Edvard Grieg Begegnungsstätte, Recital 2016

*USA New York Gallery Tygve Lie, David Monrad Johansen Recital 2015
*USA Minnesota Northfield / Minneapolis St Olaf College UrnessRecital Hall /Mindekirken Recitals 2015
*Tysnes Tysnesfest Recital 2015

*Oslo Nasjonal bibloteket,Recital komplett klavermusikk av D. M. Johansen 2014

*USA-turnétil New York, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Minneapolis 2014

*China Kunming RecitalsTCG Nordica 2014
*South-Afrika Cape Town Recital St. Georges Cathedral 2014

*USA New York RecitalWeill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall 2013

*Bergen Troldhaugen Ukens Pianist 2012
*Norges-turné med Toralv Maurstad 2012

*Beijing Recitals White Box Museum Chaoyang District 2011
*Leipzig Recital Meldelssohn Haus 2011
*Paris / Normandie Recital l’Egliseluthérienne Saint Marcel / l’Eglise d’Authevernes dans l’Eure St. Claire surEpte 2011

*Berlin Recital Joseph-Joachim-Kozertsaal, Universität der Künste 2008

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*Roma Collegium Musicum Universale Recitals 1982/ 87

* Belfast Festspillenemedverknad ved Performance 1987

*Bergen Hammer klaver-sonateop. 106/ Beehoven-serien 1981

Yang Yu

* National First-Class Artist.

* Deputy Head of Yunnan NationalOrchestra, Plucked String Instruments Player.

* Good at playing wildrange of musical instruments, including Chinese lute, Ruan (a plucked stringedinstrument), Yu-    Kin, and other unique Yunnan national plucked stringinstruments, such as Ding of Dai nationality, Qiben of Lisu            nationality,4-stringed instrument of Yi nationality, 3-stringed instrument, etc.,

* Owner of national andprovincial level awards and commendations for my performance, compiling andcreating            capability by using different styles of music and differentinstruments.

* Visited USA, Norway,Finland, Hungary, Singapore, HK, Macro and other countries and regions forperformance and culture exchange.

*Once in Hangzhou Grand Theater hosted the” young performers Yang Yu — the Pipa,Yueqin solo concert”

* My composed workshave been performed for many times in CCTV, Grand Theatre of China, BeijingConcert Hall, Lincoin Center etc.

* Published worldwidethe Chinese lute album < <Raining in vogue> No.1 and No.3 by ShanghaiMusic Publishing House.

* Representative works: Chinese lute concerto<The Dream of Earth Forest>, Zhong Ruan concerto <Ni Ma>, Yu-Kinconcerto <Caprice of Grassland>, self-composed 4-stringed instrument solo<Playing with liquor>, <Coquetry>, self-composed <Chasing theClouds> by Qiben instrument of Lisu nationality, self-composed <NIA>performed by Ding instrument


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WOULD MUSIC CONCERT:TOUCH http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/would-music-concert/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:07:53 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7590 Would Music Concent:Touch

time:

2017/4/25 20:00

地点Address
TCG Nordica Culture Center

Tickets
Presale 80RMB   In Door 100 RMB

This concert featured Nordic folk music and traditional Chinese folk music, four musicians, with music as a medium, across regional and cultural exchanges, various genres of different styles of adaptation, will bring an unprecedented music night.
Guzheng, Pipa, Bass, and Guitar,  breaking the traditional way of playing and sound, flowing from the line, creating a deeper musical mood. Style beautiful harmony, hardness and softness, quite rich appeal.
Anne Marte Eggen (bass) from Norway and Nils Andersson (guitar) in Sweden, as the first collaboration between the artist and the domestic musician Xu Xiao (guzheng) and Du Yichen (pipa), is not only a music docking Communication, but also the interaction of Eastern and Western cultures.

Whether it is Western music lovers, or familiar with the East folk music audience, will be through the performance of the world into the charm of music works.

Musician Introduction:

Du Yichen(Pipa)

           Du Yichen, since childhood with the Yunnan Art Institute of the current Department of folk music Professor Zhang Yikun study Pipa; Graduated from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, under the tutor Lei Guoxiong associate professor. In 2013 by the Swiss Embassy invited to Switzerland to participate in Switzerland, “China Year” Pipa performance; has repeatedly went to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou to visit the teacher, the Chinese Academy of Music Professor Wang Fan, Shanghai Music Institute Professor Li Jingxia, String lute master, instrument collector Fang Jinlong teacher’s careful guidance and performance on the same stage. Many times to hold a personal pipa concert and premiere of modern experimental works “Pipa and Guitar – The Night Sky Whisper”. Participated in Yang Liping’s “Dance Theater” in 2015, he played as a lute, zheng and Nguyen. So far, the show went to the country and Europe to show the audience and the artists alike.

           Nils Andersson. Since childhood learning guitar, graduate students graduated from the Swedish Malmö music school. Nils has several of his outstanding bands such as Ava, Ljom, Fixity, often active in the Nordic performances, the current Nils taught at the Malmö International School in Sweden, is a professional guitar teacher. 2016 by the musical smash-up invited to become a musical performer. He also participated in major music festivals, such as the 2014 Invitation to the American Music Festival, touring in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and New York. This time came to Kunming TCG Nordic card he was extremely excited, non-stop with the local artists began to exchange dialogue, the new music works will immediately meet with you.

Chinese Musicians Association guzheng professional committee members
China National Orchestra Association guzheng professional committee members
Vice chairman of Yunnan Guzheng Association
Member of Yunnan Musicians Association
President of Kunming Xuhua Art Training School in Yunnan Province

           Xu Xiao, 1997 in the first professional results admitted to the Yunnan Provincial Academy of Arts Department of music guzheng professional, under the tutelage of the Central Conservatory of Music Professor Zhu Meng and the Chinese Academy of Music Professor Guozhi Wang Zhongshan, in 2001 by the Chinese Ministry of Culture hosted the country Outstanding art talent selection national finals professional group gold medal, then founded the Xu Xiao art training school. In 2004 by the Swedish official invited representatives of Yunnan Province to visit the Nordic cultural exchanges, respectively, respectively, in the Spring City Theater, Yunnan University and other places successfully held the guzheng concert. In 2014 invited to participate in the famous dancer Yang Liping novel “House of Flying Daggers” music creation and performance.

Anne Marte Eggen, born in Norway, loves music she has been following her desire for music, junior high school began to learn electric guitar, high school into the Norwegian and Swedish professional music college, to explore new forms of music. During this period Anne combined the jazz and world music, through the electric guitar. 2015 in the famous band in Europe as an electric guitarist, and to participatethe major music festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia,. At the same time created a lot of different styles of works, this time to Kunming, China, Anne ‘s biggest wish is commuicate with local musicians to explore a wide range of music, music will be rubbed in the West music in the East, the full color of music presented to everyone!

Anne formed a total of eight bands, each band is a good interpretation of the tension and depth of music.

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Artist in Residence Nils Andersson http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/artist-in-residence-nils-andersson/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:33:31 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7585 This year artists Nils Andersson and Anne Marte Eggen were couples who stationed in TCG Nordica, and this time Nils chose to display the instrument as Bass. Nils learned guitar when he waas young, has entered the professional music school. After that becoming a professional guitar teacher. 2016  the theatre musical smash-up invited him to perform. In addition to being fixed in Nordic performances, Nils’s life in recent years is traveling, communication and performance at the music festival. This time came to Kunming TCG Nordic he was very excited. The non-stop conversation with local artists and began to create new music works. We are looking forward to the performances of Nils Andresson and Anne marte Eggen on the TCG Nordica Grand Stage.

BANDS AND MUSICAL PROJECTS

Ava plays gentle guitar-based music with influences from pop, jazz and classical music. All music and lyrics are written by me . Ava’s debut album was released in April 2014 and received good reviews.

Ljom Norwegian-Swedish folk jazz band Ljom have collected old Norwegian folk melodies (kulningar) and arranged them in a modern style. In Ljom I compose and arrange and play the guitar. Ljom’s debut album has received much attention and good reviews in the Norwegian media. We will release a new album in May 2017.

Fixity: Fixity is an improvisation project led by Irish drummer Dan Walsh. In December 2016 we released the double vinyl The things in the room on the Irish record label Penske Recordings. A new album is in the making and will be released in late 2017.

Andersson/Eggen/Rauh Andersson/Eggen/Rauh is callaboration between me the Norwegian bass player Anne Marte Eggen and the American guitarist Charlie Rauh. We play original compositions that are woven together with long collective improvisations. We have been touring in Sweden and Denmark. In May 2017 we will tour in Scandinavia again.

For more information please check :http://www.nilsjohanandersson.com

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TCG Nordica AIR Norwegian musician Anne Marte Eggen http://en.tcgnordica.com/2017/anne-martte/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:54:31 +0000 http://en.tcgnordica.com/?p=7578

Norwegian musician Anne Marte Eggen‘s trip to China will be started from TCG Nordica  Culture Center Kunming.  This spring is destined for Anne to start a different experience and cultural collision.  Anne has passion for music when she was a child , during secondary schoo lshe  began to learn electric guitar,and  high school into a professional art institutions continue to explore new forms of music. During this period Anne combined the jazz and world music in electric guitar. After graduating from college, Anne continued to study film drama and added depth and tension to his later performances on music. Starting in 2015 in Europe, more than well-known band as an electric guitarist, and to participate in Europe, the Americas and Asia’s major music festivals. From this period Anne began to write his own music. This time came to China Kunming Anne’s biggest wish is work with variety of Chinese musicians and participate in folk music forms about westen and easten comunication.

BANDS

We Float (www.wefloatband.com) We Float is a pop-jazz group fouded by me who is the groups bass player and composer. We have played at some of Swedens most famous jazz festival and in April 2015 we released our debut album Silence on the label Havtorn Records. Silence was very well received by the critics.

Ljom (www.ljom.net) Ljom is a Norwegian/Swedish folk-jazz group who rearanges old traditional melodies from the small village Snåsa, in Norway. The band released their first album Seterkauk in 2014 on the record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted. Since our debut we have toured frequently in Norway, Sweden and in the US.

Cure-a-Phobia (www.cure-a-phobia.com) Cure-a-Phobias music can be described as art pop with a good portion of improvisation in it. With viola, accordion, piano, musical saw, vocals and electric bass the band creates new and exiting music. I have been a member of Cure-a-Phobia since 2015.

Apolonia (www.apolonia.se) Apolonia playes music inspired by balkan, klezmer, reggea and swedish folk music. Apolonia have done a lot of theatre performances and also collaborated with cirkus artist. I have been a member since 2015.

Eka trio (www.ekatrio.com) Eka trio is a swedish/finish/norwegian jazz trio based in Malmö, Sweden. We play music written by the guitarist Tomas Hörnberg and in February 2017 we released our debut album “Eka” on the label Pälsrobot Recordings.

Pahaska Pahaska is a trio that concist of Emma Swensson (Obo), Sille Ellehammer (saxophone) and me on the electric bass. The bands members have different backgrounds from folk- jazz and world music which affects the music we make.

Andersson/Eggen/Rauh Andersson/Eggen/Rauh is a collaboration between the Swedish guitarist Nils Andersson and the American guitarist Charlie Rauh and myself. We play original compositions that are wowen together with long collective improvisations. In 2015 we did a tour in Sweden and Denmark and in May 2017 we will tour in Scandinavia again.

 

PERFORMANCES

We Float – European tour together with the photo artist Miriam Semb Namork, September 2016. Concerts in Germany and Austria.

Cure-a-Phobia – European tour together with the artist Sara Gunnarsson, March 2016. Concerts in Denmark, Germany, Austria, Holland and France.

We Float – Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival, 31/7 – 2015 Hos Mårtens Café, Ystad, Sweden

We Float – Sommarscen Malmö, 25/7 – 2015 Borggården, Malmöhus Slott, Sweden

Concerts in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 2014 – January 2015 Different concerts with local jazz musicians. Among the concerts we played at Hanoi Social Club, DoMiFa Jazzbox, Don’s Bistro and the The Polite Pub.

Masterclass for the jazz students at the Music Academy in Hanoi (VNAM), 23/12 – 2014

Support job for The Supertrio (Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin and Gary Novak), 30/10 – 2014 With We Float – duo Victoriateatern, Malmö, Sweden

USA-tour, October 2014 With Ljom. Concerts in New York, Illinois, Iowa, North-Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Among the veunues are: The Norwegian Seamens Church in New York, St. Olaf College in Northfield MN, Swedish Museum in Chicago, IL and Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND.

Norway-tours, June – August 2014 With Ljom. Concerts in Oslo, Trondheim, Levanger, Namsos, Steinkjer, Verdal, Inderøy, Grong and Snåsa
For more information on Anne Marte Eggen’s work, please visit http://www.annemarteeggen.com

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