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BRIGHT SHENG

MacArthur Fellow Bright Sheng was born in Shanghai in 1955, and moved to New York in 1982. He is currently the Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan, and YK Pao Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has collaborated with such renowned musicians as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Jaap van Zweden, Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin, Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Yefin Bronfman and Evelyn Glennie, among others. His music has been commissioned and performed by many of the most important musical institutions in North America, Europe and Asia, including the White House, Beijing Olympics, the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, St Petersburg Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet. He has served as composer-in-residence at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Symphony, and New York City Ballet, and as artistic advisor to Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. He is the artistic director of The Intimacy of Creativity, an annual two-week workshop in Hong Kong with a new approach to creativity, which he founded in 2011. As a conductor he has appeared with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, China National Symphony, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, among others.


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA (THE): Program 1: Music for the Theater / Program 2: What Makes A Masterpiece? (G. Schwarz) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110348
Classical Concert
ECHOES - Classic Works Transformed (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559679
Orchestral
Flute Concertos (Chinese-American) - ZHOU, Long / SHENG, Bright / CHEN, Yi (Across the Sea) (Bezaly, Singapore Symphony, Lan Shui) BIS
BIS-CD-1739
Orchestral
INTIMACY OF CREATIVITY (The) - 5 Year Retrospective (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Bright Sheng) Naxos
8.573614-15
Chamber Music
Recorder Concertos: Petri, Michala - TANG, Jianping / SHENG, Bright / MA, Shui-Long / CHEN, Yi (Chinese Recorder Concertos) OUR Recordings
6.220603
Orchestral
SHENG, B.: Song of Majnun (The) (Complete) Delos
DE3211
Opera, Interview
SHENG, Bright: Blazing Mirage (The) / The Song and Dance of Tears / Colors of Crimson (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Bright Sheng) Naxos
8.570610
Concertos
SHENG, Bright: Night at the Chinese Opera (A) / String Quartet No. 5 / My Song / My Other Song (P. Serkin, Bright Sheng, Shanghai Quartet) Naxos
9.70235
Chamber Music, Instrumental
SHENG, Bright: Phoenix (The) / Red Silk Dance / Tibetan Swing / H'un (Lacerations) (Sheng, Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559610
Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral
SHENG, Bright: Spring Dreams / 3 Fantasies / Tibetan Dance (Cho-liang Lin, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Tsung Yeh, A.-M. Schub, E. Svoboda, B. Sheng) Naxos
8.570601
Concertos, Chamber Music
SHENG: China Dreams / Nanking Nanking Naxos
8.555866
Orchestral
SHENG: Flute Moon / China Dreams / Postcards BIS
BIS-CD-1122
Orchestral
SHENG: Silent Temple BIS
BIS-CD-1138
Chamber Music
ZWILICH, E.: Clarinet Quintet / SHENG, B.: Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet (Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society) Delos
DE3183
Concertos

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