CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SIP - JEAN-FRANÇOIS HEISSER CONDUCTS FRENCH MASTERPIECES
Jinji Lake Concert Hall SSCAC 2nd Floor
Jean-François Heisser Conductor
Jieting Gu Piano
POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos
RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
FRANCK Symphony in D minor
Pianist, conductor and teacher Jean-François Heisser serves as the music director of the Poitou-Charentes Orchestra, firmly establishing the orchestra as one of the finest French chamber ensembles. He was professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music from 1991 to 2016. As a soloist, he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, under the baton of renowned conductors such as Mehta, Janowski, Tilson-Thomas, Segerstam, Krivine, Plasson, Roth, among others. His highly acclaimed recording of Paul Dukas’ piano works was awarded the Diapason D’Or Prize.
Fetured on the cover in the December issue of LIFE MONTHLY
Recipient of the “Outstanding Talents of Shanghai” Award
Jieting Gu | Piano
Hailed as “a new-generation Chinese artist with remarkable performing talent and creative production”, Jieting Gu is the first Chinese pianist to graduate from Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Music de Paris with a master’s degree in piano, and an advance diploma in piano and chamber music. In 2013, Gu was invited to become the resident pianist in Shanghai Oriental Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Gu made her debut as a theatrical director, and created a new “performance art” fusing the traditional Kunqu opera and classical piano recital. She was awarded the “National Spirit Achievers Award” by the Modern Media Group, the recipient of the “Outstanding Talents of Shanghai”, and featured on the cover in the December issue of LIFE MONTHLY.