The Hawaii Chinese Arts Wushu Cultural Center presents
2011 HAWAII CHINESE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
July 29, 2010
Friday: 7: 30 pm
Blaisdell Concert Hall
$65, $ 35, $25 and $ 18 (does not includes $1 Blaisdell Concert Hall restoration fee)
The Chinese Arts, Wu Shu and Cultural Center, a non-profit organization, is hosting the 2011 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural Arts Festival. The event will showcase a variety of western and Chinese arts performed by professionals. It is aimed at enriching and introducing the Chinese cultural arts to the Hawaii community. Western，Ballroom, Middle Eastern, Hawaiian, and Chinese dance along with classical and folk music performed by band, voice, 5 piano ensemble, violin, cello, solo piano, piano trio, erhu and piano ensemble. There will be singing featured, with songs in Mandarin, the official dialect of China, and Shanghainese, the dialect of Shanghai, and there will also be a tai chi performance. This performance will be hosted by Irwin Jiang, Christina Liu, Selena Qiu and Stanley Chang. The performance will be at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on July 29 at 7:30 pm.
Irwin Jiang is the president of the Hawaii Chinese Arts Wushu Cultural Center. He is a full scholarship student of Enrique Graf studying piano performance at College of Charleston. In this event, he will be playing a trio with Elaine Lu and Pauline Bai. Irwin started piano at the age of 4. He was a student of Ellen Masaki for 11 years before going to college after graduating from Saint Louis High School. He will lead 10 of Ellen Masaki’s former students to play in a 5 piano ensemble. He has placed 1st in the Aloha International Piano Festival, Young Artist level. He was also a recipient of the Morning Music Club scholarship and has earned awards in MTNA-Hawaii competitions. He has performed in the Young Artist Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina and has also played with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, he was an Alternate at the MTNA-South Carolina Young Artist Competition. Irwin has appeared on “From the Top”, a program on NPR that showcases young classical musicians. Last summer, he went to Italy to perform with the Solisti di Perugia Symphony by invitation. This year he performed again in the Young Artist Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
Christina Liu graduated from Iolani School with the class of 2011. She will be going to Harvard University. She would like to become an Oncologist and open a non-profit clinic in rural China. She is volunteering at the Queens Medical Center and with Key Club International. She has been attending volleyball and basketball as a Chinese translator for visiting teams. She likes to play violin, swim, and go hiking with friends. She is also a math and science tutor.
Selena Qiu graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with master’s degree in marine biology. She is currently employed by AECOM as an environmental scientist. Selena enjoys singing, dancing , swimming, and reading. She placed first in the Chinatown Narcissus Pageant in 2010.
Stanley Chang is the 4th district city council member. After attending Iolani for middle and high school he graduated at the top of his class and earned scholarships to attend Harvard. He worked at SonyBMG in New York for a year before practicing private law.
He has served on the boards of on the Organization of Chinese Americans, the Kahala Community Association, the Chinatown Business and Community Association, the Harvard Club of Hawaii, and Family Promise.
Elaine Lu started her violin lessons at age of 8. When she was 12 years old, she was accepted to the middle school of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has attended masterclasses with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. After graduating in 1986, Elaine came to the USA to continue her music education at the School of Music at the University of Oregon. She served as an Assistant Concertmaster for the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and Opera. Elaine performed as a soloist with the Oregon Mozart Player in 1999. She was a violinist throughout Northern California and she played with the San Francisco Opera Tour Company, the Sacramento Philharmonic, and the Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra. She has joined Honolulu Symphony since 2008.
Ping Bai started playing the cello at age eight. When she was thirteen she won the third prize at the First National Youth Cello Competition in Beijing, China. In 1992 she also played with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. She was the cellist of the Shanghai String Quartet at the International Festival of Chamber Music and Ensemble Music in Lyon, France during the summer of 1991, including String Quartet Master Classes with Prof. Alain Meunier (Conservatoire de Paris). In 1992 and 1993.She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degree from the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory as a holder of the Outstanding Performance Scholarship. In 1997, she came to America and continued her advanced studies with Eleanore Schoenfeld in Los Angeles and studied with Rajan Krishnaswami in Seattle. She played with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, while studying with Rod McGrath, the former Associate Principal Cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra and Principal Cellist of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Since the 2001-2002 season she has been playing cello with the Honolulu Symphony.
Amy Tan is from Malaysia. She is a student of Enrique Graf at College of Charleston. Amy has a diploma in piano performance from the London College of Music. Amy is a recipient of several scholarships at the college of Charleston, including the Edwin Davis Peacock and Virginia Zeigler Potter scholarships. Amy Tan and Chee-Hang establish Tan and See Piano Duo. The repertoire which emphasizes lesser – heard 20th century pieces from composers such as Astor PIazzolla, Dmitri Shostakovich, Francis Poulenc and Amy Beach is striking when juxtaposed with their other pieces from earlier composers such as Mozart, Liszt and Saint-Saëns. By introducing pieces outside the mainstream, Amy and Chee–Hang engage their audiences in a sensatory diaiogue, communicating their appreciation of music from its history to its interpretation. They performed at Music Fest Perugia 2010 in Perugia and Spoleto, Italy. They also performed at the Young Artist Series at the College. They will perform in Singapore, Chicago and Hawaii in this summer.
The Erhu is a Chinese instrument and is called a two string violin. Chee-Hang is from Singapore. He is a student of Enrique Graf studying piano performance at College of Charleston. He started studying the erhu at the age of 17 with Zhang Yu Ming. In four years he received a performance certificate from Singapore University. Chee-Hang is very active in Singapore. In 2007, Zhang Yu Ming conducted the JinHua Philharmonic with Chee-Hang performing as the erhu soloist. The JinHua Philharmonic is very well-known in Asia. Chee-Hang also arranged music for the JinHua Philharmonic which they perform regularly. Several of his arrangements won awards from the Singapore Arts Board.
Nancy Huang is a soprano who uses her beautiful voice to present Chinese folk songs and also songs from her native Shanghai. Hedy Ramtey is a dancer who will be presenting the elegant “peacock dance” of China, dressed in a fantastic outfit. Fang Wen, Bonita Zhou, Selena Qiu, Zhang Quan, and Angela Chang will be presenting Tibetan folk dances paired with music. These dances present a good luck gift, a blessed white cloth, to their audience.
Yanna Samkova and her studio will be performing ballroom dances. She is a former US and World dance champion. She will be presenting a Paso – Doble and Rumba while her studio will be performing a Bolero, a Swing dance, and a Salsa.
Mailia Delapenia and her company, Belly Dancers in Paradise, will be performing for this event. Malia has been hailed as the top reputable Middle Eastern dance performer in Hawaii. Her company has performed in many different functions and events, including the Pro Show for the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive, and the Carnival of Stars in Richmond, CA.
Kawika Trask will bring the warmth of Hawaiian music to our event. His 10 person ensemble will also feature hula dancers, presenting another side of their musical story.
The Saint Louis Band will be also be performing. Bret Shimabuku will be performing self-written songs along with his sister, Janae. The two of them have formed their own duo, “The Waves”.
Martial-artist Qong Yu Lin has won many wushu competitions in China. She will be performing a tai-chi form along with her students.
We hope that all will enjoy the fun and variety that we will be presenting on July 29 at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.
We would like the community to be more interested in the Chinese Culture after this event. We would like to share and be more involved in the community. At the center, we will have teachers that will provide the opportunity to learn the arts performed. This year’s event wishes to bring attention to many different cultural arts. We are hoping to continue this as an annual summer event, bringing in more cultures and performers to acquaint and delight the Hawaii community with high quality exhibitions of many different arts and cultures. The Hawaii Chinese Arts Wushu Cultural Center would like to bring the charm of China’s 5000 year old culture to the local community. The Center will be offering Chinese dance and vocal choir lessons to the community. If you are interested, please email us with your name and telephone number to email@example.com. You may also be interested in visiting our website at https://awchawaii.wordpress.com.
We would like to thank the Overseas Mainland Chinese Association. That association has supported and helped the HCAWCC plan the 2011 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural Arts Festival. We are very grateful for their help and hard work.
This performance showcases all professionals in their art. The price of ticket is: $ 65, $ 35, $ 25, or $ 18 at the Blaisdell box office or ticketmaster.com. The tickets also sell at Angell Store, 41 Hotel Street and Shanghai Cafe 1047 Bethel Street on the side across the Hawaii Theater and next to Macy’s. The store telephone number is: 599 – 3767 or 542 – 6385. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Beryl You at 542-6386. This Center’s website is at https://awchawaii.wordpress.com
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夏威夷中国艺术武术文化中心(Hawaii Chinese Arts Wushu Culture Center)是个非盈利性机构，该中心将于今年7月29日7：30在百莱斯德尔（Blaisdell Concert Hall）演出厅举办2011夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节（2011Hawaii Chinese International Culture Arts Festival)。夏威夷艺术武术文化中心，从去年开始办第一届中国文化艺术节。今年是第二届，在这一届2011夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节来了不同的团体来加入，他们带来不同国家的歌舞，来参与这届夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节。让观众在中国国际文化艺术节里看到不同国家风情的歌舞。这次的演出是个东西方多元化的演出，其中包括钢琴、舞蹈、中国民族乐器演奏、独唱、有管乐队，中国歌舞，夏威夷歌舞，中东歌舞，（Middle East）国标舞，中国民族音乐， 民族歌和民族舞，也有唱上海方言的歌和太极表演。有钢琴独奏，小提琴，大提琴和钢琴三重奏，有钢琴和二胡合奏，钢琴二人合奏，钢琴四人合奏，钢琴五人合奏 ， 五台钢琴十人合奏。这场表演是多元化的各国文化在中国文化艺术节中展现，这将有蒋欧文（Irwin Jiang），刘瑞今（Christina Liu） Stanley Chang， 邱玥（Selena Qiu）来主持这次演出。
蒋欧文（Irwin Jiang）是夏威夷艺术武术文化中心的主席。在这一届夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节中，他将会与丁以蕾和白萍演出三重奏，他的同学薛志航合奏和他独奏。他四岁开始学钢琴，是夏威夷著名的钢琴教师Ellen Masaki的得意门生。他将带领Ellen Masaki 老师的学生演出五个钢琴合奏。Irwin多次参加钢琴比赛并取得优异成绩，曾获第二届夏威夷国际钢琴比赛青年艺术家组第一名，他并于2007年入选全美十佳青年艺术家 (From the Top）。蒋欧文（Irwin Jiang） 毕业于夏威夷Saint Louis School 男子学校, 现就读于查尔斯顿大学（College of Charleston）, 师从著名钢琴表演艺术家Enrique Graf教授，2009年参加查尔斯顿（Charleston）音乐节PICCOLO SPOLETO ，受到好评。蒋欧文也被当地交响乐团邀请合奏。 今年蒋欧文（Irwin Jiang）再次参加查尔斯顿（Charleston）音乐节PICCOLO SPOLETO，大受好评。2009年7月蒋欧文曾前往意大利演出，2010年，7月20日再次前往意大利演出并与当地交响乐团合奏。这次演出中蒋欧文（Irwin jiang）将用优美的钢琴乐曲来诠释中国文化。
刘瑞今（Christina Liu）毕业于 Iolani School, 她现在是去哈佛大学的学生，她在那里深造完成她的理想，成为一个肿瘤学家，她的理想是在中国农村开一个非营利诊所，用她所学之长去帮助需要帮助的人。她也是皇后医院的义工，她喜欢登山，拉小提琴，帮助他人补习数学和自然科学。她曾代表Iolani学校排球和篮球队去参加比赛。
章培志（Stanley Chang） 毕业于哈佛大学, 他是个律师。他现在是个市议员。他积极热情地参与各社区服务和活动。
丁以雷（Elaine Lu） 8岁开始学小提琴，12岁时进入上海音乐学院附中。她曾参加大提琴家马友友举办的大师班学习。1986年毕业后丁以雷进入Oregon 大学音乐学院深造。她曾在Eugene 交响乐团和歌剧团担任助理首席小提琴手。1999年Elaine 曾在the Oregon Symphony Player担任独奏。她是足迹遍及北加州的小提琴家，曾在旧金山Opera Tour Company, the Sacramento Philharmonic, 以及纳帕溪谷交响乐团演奏。2008年她加入火奴鲁鲁交响乐团。
白萍（Pauline Bai） 8岁开始学习大提琴，13岁时即赢得了在中国北京举办的全国第一届青年大提琴手比赛的第三名。1992年她曾和上海交响乐团一起演奏。1991年夏在法国里昂举办的国际室内乐和奏鸣曲节上，她是上海弦乐四重奏中的大提琴手，并且参加了Alain Meunier 教授(Conservatoire de Paris)举办的四重奏大师班。她在负有盛名的上海音乐学院获得成绩优异奖，1993年她同时获得音乐学士学位和硕士学位。1997年她来到美国深造，师从洛杉矶的Eleanore Schoenfeld和西雅图的Rajan Krishnaswami。她在师从Rod McGrath，伦敦交响乐团的前副首席大提琴手和西澳大利亚交响乐团的首席大提琴手期间，曾和西澳大利亚交响乐团一起演奏。自2001-2002的演出季以后，她一直在火奴鲁鲁交响乐团担任大提琴手。
陈美美（Amy Tan）来自马来西亚，她现在正 在查尔斯顿大学修读 钢琴演奏，师从 Enrique Graf 教授，她和同学薛志航成立了钢琴二重奏组合 Tan and See Piano Duo。陈美美和薛志航，二人是同一天出生，薛志航大过陈美美一年。在去美国之前，两位都考获了英国音乐学院的钢琴演奏文凭。Tan and See Piano Duo 正在查尔斯顿大学与 Enrique Graf 教授修读 钢琴演奏。此二重奏的曲目包括了多位20世纪音乐家的作品，别出心裁。这两位钢琴家最近在第十二届的 International Web Concert Hall Competition 闯入决赛圈。查尔斯顿大学在2011年5月颁发给他们 Edwin Davis Peacock Award for Excellence in Piano，肯定了他们杰出的表现。在2010年，此二重奏赢得了大学所颁发的奖学金，到了意大利的音乐节参与演出。此外，他们也在查尔斯顿多次演出，在 今年六到七月在新加坡，芝加哥和夏威夷演出。
二胡是中国特有的乐器，被誉为两根琴弦的小提琴，演出中将由广受欢迎的钢琴家薛志航（Chee –Hang See）先生为大家演奏。他来自新加坡，正 在查尔斯顿大学修读 钢琴演奏，师从 Enrique Graf 教授，他和陈美美成立了钢琴二重奏组合 Tan and See Piano Duo。志航也演奏二胡，自从17岁与二胡大师张玉明老师学习二胡，在短短4年内就考到了新加坡国立大学颁发的演奏文凭。志航在新加坡华乐界活 跃，2007年起在张老师所指挥的精音华乐团拉中胡。精音华乐团在国内得过多项奖项。志航在乐团内不止演奏，还担任编曲，多次把中西乐另写给华乐团。乐团 多次演奏志航所犏的曲目，也以 这些曲子在新加坡艺术理事会华乐比赛中得奖。
女高音独唱演员黄南茜（Nancy Huang）她将会用她的美妙的歌声，唱出上海地方方言的歌曲和四川民歌。舞蹈演员蔡必华（Hedy Ramtey）用她优美的舞姿来展现中国的悠久文化。再由方文，周萍（Bonita Zhou）章安琪（Angela Chang）和邱玥随着中国民族歌的歌声中翩翩起舞展示了这个民族愉快的生活。国标舞由Yana Samkova 和她的学生来演出。Yana Samkova 曾多次在大型的国标舞比赛中获奖。Mailia Delapenia 将会带领她的演出团来表演中东舞蹈。KawikaTrask 将会给晚会带来热情奔放的夏威夷歌舞，Saint Louis School管乐队来为这个晚会祝贺，还有“The Waves”男女组合会给晚会带来他们的歌声。武术将由多次在大型比赛中获奖的龚玉玲老师带领她的学生为大家表演。这次晚会会给观众带来美好的时光。
2011年的夏威夷中国国际文化节将是该中心举办的弘扬中国文化的一系列活动的起点。每年会在夏威夷择期举办，将更多丰富多彩的节目奉献给广大热爱中国文化的各界观众，让夏威夷的观众能享受到中国文化的同时，也能让夏威夷观众在夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节中看到各国不同的风情文化和艺术。中国艺术武术文化中心由的宗旨是让更多人了解、欣赏中国文化，弘扬中华民族精华， 展示灿烂悠久的中国文化魅力。这个中心开始设有中国舞蹈班和合唱团，通过演出和授课不同的形式，中心让更多人了解中国文化，来参与这个夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节。希望对舞蹈和唱歌有兴趣人，欢迎大家来加入。请写上你的姓名和电话，请邮寄awchawaii@gmail.com 。该中心会通知你上课的时间。这中心的网页在https://awchawaii.wordpress.com
“2011夏威夷中国国际文化艺术节”的演出票价是$ 35, $25, $18,可以在Blesidell售票处直接购买，或者登陆网www.ticketmaster.com 购买。在夏威夷剧院附近，安琪时装（Angell’s Fashion）41 S Hotel Street 和 上海Café （Shanghai Cafe）1047 Bethel Street，也同时售票