英国作曲家、指挥卢长剑,天津市青年千人计划入选者、从15年5月到18年4月曾经担任过天津音乐学院作曲系系主任、天津大剧院木兰童声合唱团高级班的指挥。现任天津音乐学院外籍教师的职位。牛津大学学习古文(拉丁文,希腊文,哲学)荣耀学士学位毕业,声乐及器乐两个奖学金获得者。在牛津时师从作曲家Robert Saxton。英国南安普顿大学博士毕业了,师从作曲家Michael Finnissy。近期的活动包括:卢长剑的木管四重奏《神秘的未来》在第一届Witold Szalonek国际作曲比赛中进入了决赛,将要18年6月在波兰克维曾上演。美国纽约国际现代音乐节“Mise-En”2018年委约卢长剑创作新作品(18年6月在纽约首演)。卢长剑被选上参加美国的大西洋音乐节,他为音乐节新创作的作品将要18年7月在缅因科尔比首演。其他活动包括:辛辛那提音乐学院青年大提琴家方义嘉邀约的大提琴与钢琴二重奏、躬耕书院邀约的童声与弦乐队作品、中央音乐学院传统笙青年演奏家郑杨邀约的独奏作品、天津大剧院木兰童声合唱团邀约的童声歌剧《曹冲称象》。卢长剑的作品曾被著名的演奏者和乐团演奏,如克罗采四重奏、青岛交响乐团,立陶宛圣克里斯托弗室内乐团、“凡音”室内乐团、等。2013年至2014年他在中央音乐学院指挥系当高级进修生师从陈琳教授。2013年在北京交响现代乐大奖赛获得了第三名,而在北京音乐厅他的交响乐作品“地支”为青岛交响乐团所演出。

 

George was Dean of Composition at Tianjin Conservatory of Music (the first foreign head of department in any Chinese conservatory) from May 2015 to April 2018.  He also conducted the Mulan Children’s Choir at the Tianjin Grand Theatre from 2015-2018; in 2018 he founded his own choir, the Holloway Children’s Choir.  George earned a Classics degree from Worcester College, Oxford, and a PhD in composition from the University of Southampton.  He studied composition with Robert Saxton and Michael Finnissy, and received guidance from Michael Zev Gordon, Chen Qigang, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Thea Musgrave.   George has also studied conducting on a Chinese Scholarship Council scholarship at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, studying under Yu Lu and Chen Lin; he has also received guidance from James Lowe, Bobby Houlihan and Mark Gibson.

George has recently been commissioned to compose a new piece, Crystal Images II, for the New York Mise-En Contemporary Music Festival, which took place in June 2018.  George’s wind quartet, Mysterious Future, won second prize in the Witold Szalonek International Composition Competition, with the premiere in Kwidzyn, Poland in June 2018, and subsequent release due on Naxos records.  George was selected to participate in the Atlantic Music Festival in July 2018, at which the quintet version of his piece Dances in Time and Vertical Space was premiered.

Other recent collaborations include: a new work for traditional sheng player Zheng Yang; recordings of his two guitar sonatas by Sam Cave; an “opera for children’s choir”, written for the Mulan Children’s choir; an improvised theatre-piece with dancer and actress which toured to the Wuzhen International Theatre Festival; a Welsh hymn, with words by award-winning Welsh bard John Gwilym Jones; and a duo for ‘cello and piano, for cellist Yijia Fang and pianist Xinyuan Li, due to be recorded on Channel Classics Records.  In 2018 George curated season one of the Tianjin British Contemporary Music Festival, featuring the Kreutzer quartet.

George’s music has been performed by the Kreutzer Quartet, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Synaesthesis, Gemini Ensemble, Asian American New Music Institute, “Fan-Yin” Chinese instrument ensemble, Oneplusone (Latvia, Norway), Peter Shepperd Skaerved, David Owen Norris and David Alberman, among others.  George won third prize in the 2013 Beijing Modern Symphony Composition Competition.  On the Adopt-a-Composer scheme run by Making Music and the Performing Rights Society Foundation, George collaborated with Finchley Chamber Orchestra and Choir to compose Meltwater, extracts of which were broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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