Showcase Recital II

22 July 2012; 20.00h Professor Shengqi He – Flute Amanda Sabelhaus – Piano Szabolcs Szilágyi – Flute Mirko Maltoni – Piano

Melodies from China
He Shengqi Flute Recital He Lvting (1903 – 1999) Fan Dinghao (*1936) Chenxin Tan Mizi (*1936) Huang Anlun (*1949) Meditation The Buggalo Boy's Bamboo Flute Themes from the White-haired girl Fantasia – Beatuiful Taxkorgan Jasmine Xin tian you Flute and Drum Under the Setting Sun Poem for Dance

Professor Shengqi He Professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, flute instructor of master graduate student, famous flute performer and educator. Professor He’s students have won the international and domestic competition awards; he was invited to Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing to give a teaching demonstration concert and lectures with his students; he had started cross-strait flute public exchange, performance and lectures between Chinese mainland and Taiwan; he was invited to hold solo concert and master classes lecture in U.S. by Yale University; he had been invited many times for international and domestic competition judges and international flute festival special guests, with the world famous flutists for all athletes review, lecture and performance; he had German Music Festival special invited to the Berlin Music Hall with the famous German pianist for cooperated performance; he was invited for Flute Concerto with the famous German Orchestra, and he had organized the “Shanghai Flute Carnival” activities, with the attendance of E. Pahud and Sir, James Galway, the world new and old flute master who knew Prof. He many years, the activities left immortal stories. Professor Shengqi He not only personally held several concerts, but also released the CD album and published books, which became essential and required for flute learners. In his 20 anniversary teaching career activities in 2011, 15 concerts and 6 public lectures were held throughout the country including Taiwan; in the mean time, he was invited by Sir. James Galway to the world’s most important Galway International Flute Master Classes in Switzerland to hold solo concert and public lectures. At the year of 2011, Professor Shengqi He’s flute courses was apprised as the key disciplines by the Board of Education of Shanghai.

Melodies from Hungary
Szabolcs Szilágyi Flute Recital Dave Heath Béla Bartók Franz Doppler Ernst von Dohnányi Mike Mower Out of the Cool 3 folksongs from Csíkmegye Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise Op. 26 Passacaglia for flute solo OP. 48. No. 2 Sonata for Piccolo and Piano

Szabolcs Szilágyi Hungarian flutist Mr Szabolcs Szilágyi started to play the flute in his hometown, Miskolc, at the age of nine. He graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, where he studied with the late Mr Tihamér Elek, the principal flutist of the Hungarian Opera House. Then he moved to London to continue his studies with Ms Susan Milan at the Royal College of Music. In the mid-nineties, Mr Szilágyi also studied with Sir James Galway during his Masterclasses in Weggis, where he was personally invited by the Maestro himself. In 1995, Mr Szilágyi moved back to Hungary and won the audition for flute/piccolo of the Concerto Budapest, formerly known as Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. For two seasons he also joined the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Tamás Vásáry and later under Ádám Fischer. As an orchestra musician Mr Szilágyi has played with such great conductors as Kobayashi Ken Ichiro, Thierry Fischer, Yuri Simonov, Krzysztof Penderecki, János Fürst, Gerhard Markson, Michael Halász, Zoltán Kocsis, and also with soloists Gidon Kremer, Sir James Galway, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Vadim Repin, Barbara Hendricks, Boris Berezovsky, Juliane Banse, Gilles Apap, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Olga Kern, Jose Cura , Bobby McFerrin, Branford Marsalis. In 2007 Mr András Keller , the first violinist of the Keller String Quartet became the new music director of Concerto Budapest. Mr Szilágyi has toured with his orchestra throughout Europe, the US, the Middle East, Russia and China.

Accompanying Pianists
Amanda Sabelhaus

Mirko Maltoni Mirko Maltoni, born in Ravenna in 1975, graduated with top marks from the "G. Verdi" Academy of Music in Ravenna in 1999. He studied piano with Nazzareno Carusi and Massimiliano Ferrati and chamber music with Pier Narciso Masi in the "Incontri col Maestro" International Piano Academy in Imola, where he got the Master in Chamber Music with top marks in 2007. He got also the harpsichord degree from the "G. Frescobaldi" Conservatory in Ferrara. As continuo player he recorded a CD for the magazine Amadeus and he performed at MITO Festival and at Sagra Musicale Malatestiana. As piano accompanist, he cooperates with Ravenna Festival, Accademia Bizantina, "B. Maderna" Conservatory in Cesena, "G. Frescobaldi" Conservatory in Ferrara, as well as with many musicians, accompanying their recitals and music courses. He is currently accompanist in "G. Verdi" Academy of Music in Ravenna.

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