Yun Song

Yun Song has established herself in China as one of the most prominent Erhu performers of her generation. Her extraordinary musical gifts became apparent when, at age 17, she received the First Prize from the Traditional Music Grand Prix organized/hosted by the Ministry of Culture, China.  With her brilliant technique and real emotional depth, she won numerous awards, including Erhu solo, Concerto Competitions in Beijing, and nation-wide TV annual strings performing competitions in the following years.  And she became one of the most sought-after young Erhu artists, appearing from city to city.

Yun Song received her formal training with professor Mingyuan Liu, who is a string master himself, at China Conservatory of Music, Beijing, the most prestigious music academy in China.  Her teachers also included professor Yi Wang, cellists, Boyong Xiao and Hui-fen Min, and Professor Yue Zhang.  As a student Erhu soloist, She has been invited to represent China’s Young Musicians to participate in festivals and concerts around the world, including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, and Finland.  At the performance taking place in Helsinki, Finland, "the moon" she played as Erhu soloist was so touched that it moved a music professor to tears. After that, she joined the Central National Song and Dance Troupe as a Erhu soloist and performed frequently.  And, as well, she became the member of China Musicians Association, and the Director of Chinese Erhu Artists Association.  Yun Song is widely regarded as one of the most talented Erhu artist. She published music album “deciduous” in Hong Kong.  One of her music pieces “ The Memory of Qin e” has been included in the China’s music schools’ curriculum.

As a cultural exchange scholar, Yun Song participated music performing programs in Japan. Her brilliant performance as soloist really impressed the Japanese audience and Mr. Suzuki Jio, the well known Director of Gagaku Orchestra in Tokyo.  After that, she was invited to join the orchestra as the guest Erhu soloist.  During her stay in Japan, Victory record company, the biggest in the business, published music CDs, featuring 300 Japanese folk music pieces played by Yun Song with Erhu.  The music recordings were so popular in Japan and have been widely praised as well. 

宋云,中国最有实力、久负盛名的二胡演奏家,她的演奏细腻、深刻、含蓄。每次音乐会的演奏都动人心弦;使人耳目一新。她不断地进取、求索,把中国最具代表的乐器:二胡
,发展到了一个划时代的顶点!

她 三岁就开始学习二胡、小提琴。经过西洋音乐的严格训练和中国民族音乐的独特风格熏陶,使她在后来对音乐的理解、规范,打下了良好的基础。年仅16岁的她就 登上音乐舞台,十七岁就在中华人民共和国文化部主办的全国民族器乐大奖赛中获得二胡演奏一等奖。在高手云集、众多名家参加比赛的舞台上毫无惧色。 一曲山东民间乐曲《一枝花》以她独有的音乐魅力,震惊中国乐坛!一夜间这位山东籍小姑娘名噪海内外,成为全国文艺团体和各艺术大专院校争取的红人。

对 音乐的酷爱、对自己的严格要求、对学习的孜孜不倦,她奔波在全国各位大师之间;上海的王乙教授,演奏家肖伯庸、闵慧芬,南京的张悦教授,北京的弦乐大师刘 明源教授,都先后给过她亲切、耐心的指教。她勤奋学习、执着不懈的努力,终于不负众望,在一个个的二胡独奏、协奏的比赛中、在全国的年度电视大赛中、在北 京的二胡演奏会、全国协奏曲大赛中,都取得了最优异的成绩,成为中国二胡界最受欢迎的十大年轻二胡演奏家之一。

中国音乐学院著名弦乐大师 刘明源教授破格批准她考入中国音乐学院,并亲自授课。在校期间,她多次 代表中国青年二胡演奏家访问港、澳、台及世界各国。所到之处都受到各界人士的高度赞赏。在北欧的芬兰、赫尔辛基,她演奏的《二泉印月》如泣如诉,她纯熟的 技巧,淋漓尽致的表现了二胡独有的浑厚音色,使在场的一位大学音乐教授感动的潸然泪下。

她的音乐专辑《落叶》在香港出版,她的《忆秦娥》被选为各音乐学院的必修课程曲。已经她成为中国音乐家协会会员、中国二胡协会理事的她,不骄不躁、静心潜修。由于导师刘明源大师的突然离世,使她的学业中断。接着,她被中央民族歌舞团吸收为成二胡独奏演员。

在 一次和日本“雅乐团”的交流演出中,被日本最负盛名的该团团长:铃木治夫先生评价为:能说出人的心声的两根弦。后来作为交流学者被请到日本,作为中日音乐 文化交流的使者,她极大程度的展示了自己的才能。日本民族音乐是没有弦乐,她的非凡演奏惊呆了乐团上下,接着她被请到日本最传统的东京雅乐会,成为第一个 中国人参加日本雅乐团,为中日音乐文化交流作出了卓越贡献!

宋云的演奏特点是以她纯熟的基本功著称,短弓铿锵有力、颗粒干净,长弓如行云 流水,流畅柔美。她诠译的古今中外名曲,无论是“二泉印月”还是“一枝花”的中国民间乐曲,或者阿尔查斯、流浪者之歌等著名的西方代表作。以及演奏当代著 名作曲家武满微、三木捻的作品,都掌握的十分准确。

她有对音乐的独特理解和特有的建树,所以她的成功和她深厚的基本功底是分不开的。日本 是世界各国著名优秀音乐家的聚集地,除了交流、教学、演出,她还不断探索各种音乐规律,研究着各种音乐的特点;勤奋的努力,使她开阔了自己的视野。她的二 胡水平已经达到:备众美、通古今、极正变。人们说她将二胡演奏提高到了一个新的划时代的阶段。

在日本最北部的城市:我孙子,的演奏结束 时,许多观众围上来好奇的问长问短,最令人难忘的是;一群音乐学院的学生问她:中国怎样把你培养成这样优秀的音乐演奏家?日本最大的唱片公司《胜利》为她 录制了三百多首日本民谣。传统上每个日本人都对自己的民谣情有独钟。用中国“二胡”来表现日本民谣,只能意会,不能言传。日本的民谣家喻户晓,宋云的二胡 演奏的日本民谣,也传遍了街头巷尾。宋云的名字就像宋代大词人柳永的词一样:凡有饮水处,无不颂柳词。

在此要特别强调的是:宋云对音乐有 一种特殊的敏感和非凡的理解力;她演奏的音乐无论是大型交响曲、协奏曲,还是小比斯都有动感、都有流动性,像一股股的暖流,清澈的小溪,又流出一条,欢快 跳跃的流入人们的心田。江水无声,向东流去,永无休止。我们为中华民族有这样优秀的音乐家感到骄傲!

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