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Xiaoyong Chen: Premieres of ”Qian & Yan“ in France and Germany

Under the direction of Pierre Roullier, the "Ensemble 2e2m" together with the "Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble Taipei" gave the premiere of Xiaoyong Chen's "Qian & Yan" in Taipei (China) in October 2008; the work was commissioned by the French government.

The French premiere will now be presented in Grenoble on 13 April 2011 and the German premiere on 18 April in Hamburg. As at the world premiere, the performers in France will be the "Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble Taipeh" and the "Ensemble 2e2m." At the German premiere in Hamburg, the "Ensemble Volumina" will support the "Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble Taipei."

The title "Qian & Yan" means "transformation & development."

The composer Chen frequently juxtaposes European and Chinese instruments in his compositions; in this work, the ensemble consists of accordion, clarinet, violin, violoncello, sheng, pipa, guzheng and erhu.

13 April 2011
Grenoble
Festival Les Détours de Babel, 8.30 PM
French premiere: Xiaoyong Chen
”Qian & Yan“ for ensemble
Ensemble 2e2m / Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble Taipeh

18. April 2011
Hamburg
Orchesterstudio der Hochschule für Musik und Theater
German premiere: Xiaoyong Chen
”Qian & Yan“ for ensemble
Ensemble Volumina / Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble Taipeh

 

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