广州青年交响乐团 Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra

广州青年交响乐团是广州交响乐团的附属乐团,成立于2011年7月,是中国首个由职业乐团建立和管理的青年交响乐团。自2012年5月开始,由广州市教育局与广州交响乐团合作共建,简称“广青交”。2020年7月,广州市人民政府与广东省文化和旅游厅签署《广州市人民政府与广东省文化和旅游厅共建广州青年交响乐团合作协议》,为广青交进一步创新发展模式、提高乐团艺术水平和管理水平提供高层次的发展平台。

现任音乐总监是广州交响乐团常任指挥景焕,她同时担任国际青年音乐联盟执行委员和广东国际青年音乐周艺术委员会秘书长。

广州交响乐团(简称“广交”)是目前中国最优秀的交响乐团之一,广青交的培训及排练地点设在广交,广青交的导师均由广交的各声部首席及资深演奏家担任。广交参照职业乐团的建制和管理体系对广青交进行专业化管理,对所有入选的青少年乐手进行免费的、全面的交响乐演奏技术训练。

2014年12月,开设以10岁至13岁年龄段学生为主体的少年交响乐团,2019年3月,增设“少年基础班”,招收6-9岁具有音乐潜质的小学生,从零基础开始接受专业规范的乐器演奏技术训练,人才梯队和培训体系的不断完善使广青交形成了良好的可持续发展态势。

广青交曾得到众多音乐名家的热情关怀和悉心指导,其中包括广州交响乐团音乐总监余隆、美国指挥家约翰·尼尔森、新泽西交响乐团音乐总监张弦、台湾爱乐乐团音乐总监吕绍嘉、香港小交响乐团音乐总监叶詠诗、上海歌剧院首席指挥张国勇、杭州爱乐乐团艺术总监/中央歌剧院音乐总监杨洋、著名作曲家陈其钢和中国爱乐乐团首席陈允、著名小提琴演奏家林昭亮等。此外还得到了著名钢琴家郎朗和著名小提琴家文格洛夫的特别支持。

广青交首演于2012年5月13日,成立至今,在国内外举行了过百场音乐会演出。

广青交常驻演出地点是广州星海音乐厅,自2015年9月开始,广青交建立了“音乐季”,成为中国首个拥有“音乐季”的非职业青年交响乐团。

2013年12月,广青交与澳门青年交响乐团在星海音乐厅联合举行音乐会,随后在澳门文化中心联合演出“澳门新年音乐会”。

2014年8月与香港青年爱乐乐团在粤港二地联合举行音乐会。

2015年8月,广青交与著名大提琴家秦立巍、钢琴家张昊辰合作赴德国法兰克福市,在克拉拉·舒曼音乐厅进行友好城市访问演出。同时参加第十六届“欧洲青年古典音乐节”,在柏林音乐厅举行音乐会,精湛的演出获得德国各界人士的赞誉。

2016年10月20日,著名作曲家和指挥家谭盾与广青交成功演绎了他的管弦乐曲《风与鸟的密语》,完成了这部新作品与中国乐团的首演。10月22日,广青交应邀参加第19届北京国际音乐节,由音乐总监景焕执棒演出“纪念莎士比逝世400周年音乐会”。

2017年7月23日,广青交在2016/2017音乐季闭幕式音乐会上,在景焕执棒下与著名青年钢琴家陈萨合作演绎肖邦《平稳的行板与辉煌大波洛奈兹舞曲》。
2017年8月6日,广青交与著名大提琴演奏家王健、笙演奏家贾磊合作在澳大利亚悉尼市政厅音乐厅进行友好城市访问演出。随后于8月11日和13日,分别在印度尼西亚首都雅加达音乐厅和新加坡维多利亚音乐厅举行音乐会。

2017年9月24日在广州交响乐团2017/2018音乐季开幕式暨乐团成立六十周年音乐会上,广交音乐总监、著名指挥家余隆指挥广青交与青年钢琴家张昊辰合作演出肖邦的《平稳的行板与辉煌大波洛奈兹舞曲》。

2017年10月,广青交赴香港参加庆祝香港回归祖国20周年演出活动,在伊丽莎白体育馆与香港青年交响乐团、澳门青年交响乐团联合演出“乐聚粤港澳”音乐会。

2017年12月6日,应“广州2017财富全球论坛”主办方邀请,广青交在论坛开幕式文艺晚会中进行了精彩的音乐表演。

2018年7月29日,广青交与著名大提琴家王健和小提琴家高参合作在法国里昂市古罗马剧场为广州与里昂缔结友好城市30周年举行了访问演出。8月1日,在捷克布拉格鲁道夫宫德沃夏克音乐厅为广州与布拉格缔结友好合作城市5周年举行音乐会演出。8月4日赴意大利里瓦市参加“加尔达湖音乐节”演出。

2019年7月21日,广青交与著名小提琴家吕思清合作在东京三得利音乐厅举行音乐会,7月24日在福冈交响乐大厅,为广州与福冈缔结友好城市40周年举行了访问演出。

2020年1月11日,广青交与著名大提琴演奏家马友友在第四届广东国际青年音乐周开幕式音乐会上联袂演出了巴赫的三首作品。之后,马友友与广青交的“少年交响乐团”重奏组在广州六个著名文旅景区进行演出,并出席了广青交“少年基础班”的汇报演出,与大提琴的小学员们一起演奏。马友友在音乐周期间与广青交三个团队的精彩合作引发了媒体及公众的高度关注。

2021年7月,广青交在成立十周年之际首次举行国内巡演,与著名青年小提琴家高参先后在武汉琴台音乐厅、成都城市音乐厅、西安音乐厅及捷豹上海交响音乐厅举行四场音乐会。曲目从德奥传统到近现代及当代作曲家代表作,展示了广青交超越年龄的专业水平及昂扬向上的音乐情怀。演出深受欢迎,反响热烈,获得各地媒体的广泛报道。

广青交一直在努力探索和创新非职业青年交响乐团的发展模式,目前已成长为中国优秀的青年交响乐团,同时在广州与国际的文化交流中发挥着积极的作用,作为这座城市的文化名片,向世界展现中国青年的精神风貌和艺术风采。

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The Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO) is an affiliate of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Founded in July 2011, it is the first-ever youth orchestra in China organized and administered by a professional orchestra. Since May 2012, the GSYO has been jointly run by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Bureau of Education of Guangzhou Municipality. In July 2020, the Guangzhou Municipal Government and the Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism signed an agreement to provide a further platform for the GSYO in advancing new models of development and elevating its artistic and administrative standards.
The GSYO’s current Music Director is Jing Huan, the Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, who also serves as an Executive Committee Member of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) and Secretary-General of Youth Music Culture Guangdong.

The Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is one of the most distinguished ensembles in China today. Its multi-venue facility—where GSYO trains and rehearses, guided by GSO principal players and other veteran musicians—is one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced in China. The GSO administers the GSYO—a free orchestral training program for all participants—following management and training guidelines of a professional ensemble.

In order to sustain growth and development, the GSYO expanded in December 2014 by adding a Junior Orchestra for 10- to 13-year-old musicians, providing training for the next generation of gifted players. In March 2019, the GSYO established its inaugural “Children’s Foundation Program” for 6- to 9-year-old talents, providing instrumental training starting at the beginner’s level. This program operates as the key initial component of GSYO’s sustainable, comprehensive music education system.

From the GSYO’s inception, many musicians have lent support to its institutional and training programs, among them Long Yu (Music Director, GSO), American conductor John Nelson, Xian Zhang (Music Director, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Shao-Chia Lü (Conductor Emeritus, Taiwan Philharmonic), Wing-sie Yip (Music Director Emeritus, Hong Kong Sinfonietta), Zhang Guoyong (Principal Conductor, Shanghai Opera House), Yang Yang (Artistic Director, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra; Music Director, China National Opera House), Qigang Chen (distinguished composer), Yun Chen (Concertmaster, China Philharmonic Orchestra) and celebrated violinist Cho-Liang Lin. The young musicians have also benefitted from the support of internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and violinist Maxim Vengerov.

On 13 May 2012, the GSYO appeared on stage for the first time, and to date has performed more than 100 concerts at home and abroad.

The GSYO’s regular performance venue is the Xinghai Concert Hall. Beginning in September 2015, the GSYO established its own concert season, the first of its kind among China’s non-professional orchestras.

In December 2013, the GSYO and the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra took part in a cultural exchange project, leading to joint concerts held at the Xinghai Concert Hall and a “New Year’s Concert” at the Macao Cultural Centre.

The GSYO and the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Orchestra held a joint concert at the Xinghai Concert Hall in August 2014, with the GSYO visiting Hong Kong the following month on tour.

In August 2015, the GSYO was invited by the Municipal Government of Frankfurt and the “Young Euro Classic” Festival to perform two concerts: at the Clara Schumann Hall of the Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium, Frankfurt for the Frankfurt-Guangzhou sister city cultural exchange with internationally-celebrated cellist Li-wei Qin and pianist Zhang Haochen, and the renowned Konzerthaus Berlin as part of the 16th “Young Euro Classic” Festival. The Orchestra’s superb performances were widely praised by German audiences and critics.

On 20 October 2016, leading composer and conductor Tan Dun led the GSYO for the first time at the Xinghai Concert Hall in Secret of Wind and Birds, marking the first performance of this work by a Chinese orchestra. Two days later, the GSYO participated in the 19th Beijing Music Festival and performed “In Love with Shakespeare,” a special program led by Music Director Jing Huan to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

On 23 July 2017, the GSYO collaborated with renowned pianist Chen Sa in Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante under the baton of Jing Huan, marking the closing concert of its 2016/2017 season.

The GSYO made its critically-acclaimed 2017 Asia-Pacific tour with cellist Jian Wang and sheng virtuoso Jia Lei. On 6 August, the GSYO performed at the Sydney Town Hall in celebration of the Guangzhou-Sydney sister city relationship. On 11 and 13 August, the orchestra performed at the Aula Simfonia Jakarta and Singapore’s Victoria Concert Hall respectively.

At the GSO’s 60th anniversary and 2017/2018 season opening concert on 24 September 2017, GSO Music Director Long Yu led the GSYO in Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante with pianist Zhang Haochen, which garnered much praise.

In October 2017, the GSYO was invited by Hong Kong’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department to join the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra and Macao Youth Orchestra in a “Music Spectacular” at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of China.

On 6 December 2017, the GSYO was invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, receiving much acclaim.

On 29 July 2018, the GSYO performed at Lyon’s Ancient Theatre of Fourvière to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Guangzhou and Lyon as sister cities. On 1 August, the GSYO appeared at the famed Rudolfinum in Prague to mark the fifth anniversary of Guangzhou and Prague as friendship cities. On 4 August, the GSYO was invited by the Musica Riva Festival at Lago di Guarda for their final orchestral presentation. This tour featured two special guest soloists: cellist Jian Wang and violinist Gao Can.

The GSYO made its debut in Japan on 21 July 2019 at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, with violin soloist Lü Siqing. Three days later, the orchestra performed at the Fukuoka Symphony Hall as part of a cultural exchange commemorating the 40th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Guangzhou and Fukuoka.

On 11 January 2020, the GSYO collaborated with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the opening concert of the annual Youth Music Culture Guangdong, performing three works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Later that week, Yo-Yo Ma and ensemble groups of the GSYO’s Junior Orchestra performed in six iconic Guangzhou cultural and tourist sites. Yo-Yo Ma also took part in a GSYO Children’s Foundation Program concert, sharing the stage with young cellists. All of these exciting events have attracted tremendous media and public attention.

In July 2021, to mark its tenth anniversary, the GSYO launched its first China tour. Along with violin soloist Gao Can, the orchestra performed four concerts nationwide—in Wuhan’s Qintai Concert Hall, Chengdu City Concert Hall, Xi’an Concert Hall and Jaguar Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall—presenting Austro-German masterpieces as well as iconic modern and contemporary works, displaying professional maturity and musicality far beyond their youthful years. Local media outlets lauded the GSYO for its achievements.

The GSYO is dedicated to discovering and creating a working model for non-professional youth orchestras. It has now become the most outstanding youth orchestra in China, shouldering the mantle of international cultural exchange and representing Guangzhou’s own culture by displaying the energetic spirit and artistic achievements of China’s youth to the world.