The Shanghai Philharmonic has announced that Peng-Peng Gong will be their new Composer-in-Residence for the 2014-2016 seasons. The orchestra celebrated Gong’s music this May with a full evening concert of his music, including his Symphony #3, and the Third Piano Concerto with Peng-Peng as soloist. This coming season the Philharmonic will premiere his Symphony #4 and Violin Concerto #1. Below are some videos of his performance.
Shanghai Philharmonic is one of the most famous organizations of musical performance in China. It was established in 1952, known as the East China Music Troupe. In the past 40 years, Shanghai Philharmonic has performed over 3,000 concerts, including special concerts for individual composers and musicians, and collaborated with vocalists from all over the world. Apart from giving concerts, Shanghai Philharmonic often makes recordings for radio stations, TV stations, film studios, record factories and audio & video companies.
Peng-Peng Gong is a performance pianist and composer. He began piano lessons at the age of five and gave his first public recital in Nanjing at the age of eight. In 2002 he made his concerto debut with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He has appeared on National Public Radio’s From the Top and performed in American Red Cross benefits at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. He studies composition at Juilliard with Sam Adler and piano performance with Yoheved Kaplinsky. He is the only undergraduate composition student in the history of Juilliard to have his complete and published scores in their library while he attends the school. Mr. Gong’s work is published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing and he is represented as a concert pianist by Opus 3 Artists. For perusal materials or performance inquiries, write to Lauren Keiser Music Publishing