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Renowned music ensemble the Empire Brass premieres Zhou’s Night-Shining White at Colgate University

 

The Grammy®-nominated Eroica Trio performs Zhou’s Trio in New York, Florida and Georgia

 

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Zhou has been commissioned by award-winning flutist Mimi Stillman and Dolce Suono Ensemble for a new work to be premiered in 2015. Supported by National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Zhou has been commissioned by New York Society of New Music for a new work to be premiered in 2015

 

EmpireBrass1Zhou has been commissioned for a new work to be premiered by Empire Brass in 2014. The award-winning ensemble enjoys an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet, renowned for its brilliant virtuosity and the unparalleled diversity of its repertoire.


 

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The Cincinnati Symphony premieres Zhou Tian's Poem from a Vanished Time, a CSO commission. Cincinnati Enquirer wrote "one of the most creative – and most enjoyable – concerts heard at Music Hall this season…Zhou, 30, was present to receive the crowd’s warm applause."

 

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PBS broadcast of the premiere

Curtis On Tour, featuring acclaimed violinist Soovin Kim, violist Roberto Díaz, Guitarist Jason Vieaux, and cellist John-Henry Crawford, performs Zhou Tian's Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs (a Curtis commission) in the ensemble's first Latin America Tour. Selected cities: San José, Costa Rica, Morelia, Mexico, São Paulo, Brazil.
 


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The Great Wall quartet won Best Instrumental Performance; nominated for the Best Classical Album at the 2013 “Taiwan Grammy” – Taiwan Golden Melody Awards. The recording, released by ArchiMusic, includes Zhou Tian's String Quartet No. 2 "The Great Wall," written for the ensemble, and Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 "Der Tod und das Madchen"


Award-winning Dover Quartet performs Zhou’s String Quartets No. 1 and No. 2 at Colgate University



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Pacific Audio releases Zhou's Broken Ink: Symphonic Suite Inspired by the Poetry of the Song Dynasty, a large scale work for full symphony orchestra and choir commissioned by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. Available at CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. More



The Grand Canal Suite received its US premiere by Princeton Symphony under Rossen Milanov at the orchestra's season opening concert at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.



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The Houston Symphony performs A Thousand Years of Good Prayers under Christoph Köenig. "[An] evocative tone poem" —Houston Chronicle. "Attractive...the piece feels first and foremost like an honest musical utterance, which is important in today's day and age. This is an impressive essay from a 30-year old composer, and Zhou Tian is certainly a compositional voice to watch." —ConcertoNet.

 


The Indianapolis Symphony performs Zhou's A Thousand Years of Good Prayers under Christoph Eberle in a program of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concerto played by Joshua Bell.

 

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Hong Kong Philharmonic performed The Palace of Nine Perfections conducted by Rossen Milanov in a program of Dvorak’s Nature, Life and Love and Brahms Violin Concerto played by Vadim Repin.

 

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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers performed by Winston-Salem Symphony under Matthew Troy

 

Pictures performed by Spokane Symphony Orchestra under music director Eckart Preu

 

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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers performed by Hawaii Symphony under Sarah Hicks in the orchestra's inaugural season.

 

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The Palace of Nine Perfections performed by the Reno Philharmonic under music director Laura Jackson in a program of Strauss Rosenkavalier Suite and Brahms Violin Concerto played by Rachel Barton Pine.

 

Innova Recordings releases Zhou's Duet in Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano, featuring acclaimed flutist Mimi Stillman and pianist Charles Abramovic. The 2-CD collection also includes works by Richard Danielpour, Gerald Levinson, David Ludwig, Daniel Kellogg, Masonic, Michael Djupstrom and more. Available on iTunes and Amazon

 

Zhou has been commissioned to write a new piece for Curtis On Tour, featuring Curtis President, violist Roberto Díaz, guitar faculty Jason Vieaux and current students. UPDATE: Curtis On Tour premiered Zhou's work Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs in 10 American cities in the ensemble's North American Tour.

 

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China's leading label Pacific Audio releases Tunes from China (弦韵中国), a new commercial CD composed and produced by Zhou Tian, featuring award-winning cellist Xian Zhuo and Guangzhou Symphony. Available on iTunes and Store


 

Beijing Premiere: Hangzhou Philharmonic performs Zhou's Grand Canal Symphonic Suite at National Centre for the Performing Arts. More

 

 

item7Zhou Tian received the First Prize of 2009 ASCAP and Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Songs Competition. The result of the First Prize is to receive a commission to write a song cycle to be published by E.C. Schirmer. The commissioned song cycle will be performed in three major American cities.


 

billycollins1Grammy award-winning label Cedille Records releases Zhou Tian's new work in The Billy Collins Suite, the first CD devoted to musical settings of poems by the popular U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Available on iTunes and Amazon.

Update: The Billy Collins Suite is Chicago Tribune's CD OF THE WEEK. See critic's reviews.
 


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The Green Bay Symphony under Christoph Campestrini. Of the piece, Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote "It is an appealing work that expresses an outlook on life in a story-like way….[Conductor] Campestrini called Zhou to the stage to collect his standing ovation..." More at New Music Box.



GrandCanalPremiere2Zhou's Grand Canal Suite was performed during a nationally televised celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The complete work was premiered on Oct 11, 13 and 14, 2009 by Hangzhou Philharmonic.
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GrandCanalCDweb1The Grand Canal Suite was recorded by the Guangzhou Symphony with guest soloists and released by China's top recording label Pacific Audio & Video. The 7-movement work calls for two Chinese instruments, a Chinese Opera singer, mixed chorus and full orchestra and it was commissioned by the Chinese government to celebrate the Grand Canal of China. News reports Available from Store (CD) and iTunes (Mp3)

UPDATE: The Grand Canal Suite was selected as one of the 100 Important Audio and Video Publications of 2009 by General Administration of Press and Publication of China, chosen as a theme at 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and exhibited at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes, France.

navCHLogoonAward-winning marimbist Pius Cheung performs Zhou’s Blowing Westward at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

Clarinetist Eugene Pook premieres Zhou's Unheard Wishes at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

 

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Zhou received the First Prize of 2009 Washington International Competition for Composers. Established in 1976, the composers’ competition is held every 3 years. Zhou’s winning work, Trio, was performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

 

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Zhou Tian's First Sight for full orchestra at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

PittsburghThe Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra led by Daniel Meyer performs Zhou Tian’s work during the orchestra’s first Asia Tour. Selected Cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong.

 

item2Zhou Tian has been selected as the winner of The Symphony in C Young Composers' Competition. Zhou's winning work The Palace of Nine Perfections was performed by The Symphony in C under Rossen Milanov at Rutgers-Camden Center in Haddonfield, New Jersey.


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Zhou Tian has been commissioned by The Minnesota Orchestra for a new orchestral piece.


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Apr 6, 13, 2014

Empire Brass

Night-Shining White (world premiere)

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

Now playing: excerpt from Music for Orchestra (Yumi Kendall, solo cello)
©Curtis Inst. of Music, Zhou Tian Music (ASCAP)

Mar 22-24, 2013

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Mei-Ann Chen,
conductor

ZHOU TIAN: Poem from a Vanished Time (World Premiere)

JENNIFER HIGDON: Concerto for Orchestra

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor (André Watts)

Cincinnati, OH

Feb-Mar, 2014

Eroica Trio

BEETHOVEN: Trio in B-flat, Op. 11

ZHOU: Trio

GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess Fansasy

BRAHMS: Trio No. 2, Op. 87

20 Feb: University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA

22 Feb: Venice Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Venice, FL (3 & 7pm)

2 Mar: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Nov 10, 12-13, 2011

The Houston Symphony
Christoph Köenig, conductor

ZHOU TIAN: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

SCHUBERT: Mass No. 3

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

Jones Hall, Houston, TX

Feb 15, 2014

CCM Philharmonia Orchestra
Mark Gibson, conductor

The Grand Canal Suite

Corbett Auditorium, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

May 5-7, 2011

The Indianapolis Symphony
Christoph Eberle, conductor

ZHOU TIAN: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto (Joshua Bell)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

The Palladium (May 5), Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

Dec 31, 2013

Hangzhou Philharmonic
Yang Yang, conductor

Broken Ink Suite (selections)

New Year's Concert, Hangzhou, China

Jan, Apr, 2013

Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs

Curtis On Tour
Soovin Kim, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola
Jason Vieaux, guitar
John-Henry Crawford, cello
 

19 Jan: Elkins Park at Keneseth Israel,

Elkins Park, PA
 

23 Apr: Centro Nacional de la Música—

San José, Costa Rica

 

26 Apr: Conservatorio de Las Rosas—

Morelia, Mexico


29-30 Ap
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Brasileiro" São Paulo, Brazil

April 1-2, 2011

Hong Kong Philharmonic
Rossen Milanov, conductor

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto (Repin)

ZHOU TIAN: The Palace of Nine Perfections

DVORÁK: Nature, Life and Love

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

April 29, Aug 11, 2012

Duet

Mimi Stillman, flute
Charles Abramovic, piano

4/29: Sunday Evenings at Stirling, Friends of Chamber Music, Reading, PA
8/11:
National Flute Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV

Mar 30; Apr 6-7; Apr 13, 2013

Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs

Vision of Sound

Works by Composers and Choreographers

 

30 Mar: Carrier Theater, Syracuse
6 Apr: Hochstein Hall, Rochester
7 Apr: Hamilton College, (Clinton, NY)
13 Apr: Jan Hus Presbyterian Church,

New York City

April 22, 24, 2012

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor

ZHOU TIAN: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

ARUTUNIAN: Trumpet Concerto (Joe Burgstaller)

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

Honolulu, Hawaii

Feb 10, 2013

Dover String Quartet

MOZART: "Dissonance"

WEBERN: Fünf Sätze

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No.3

ZHOU TIAN: String Quartet No. 1, No. 2

Colgate University. Hamilton, NY

Feb 26, 28, 2012

Reno Philharmonic
Laura Jackson, conductor

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto (Rachel Barton Pine)

ZHOU TIAN: The Palace of Nine Perfections

R STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno, Nevada

Nov 3, 2012

Hangzhou Philharmonic
Yang Yang, conductor

The Grand Canal Suite

Closing Ceremony Concert of 14th West Lake International Expo. Hangzhou, China.

Oct 28, 2012

The Grand Air Trio

Works by Haydn, Mozart, Zhou Tian and Rachmaninov

Maison Erard. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jan-Mar, 2012. Curtis On Tour

Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs

Roberto Díaz, viola
Jason Vieaux, guitar

Current students

 

1/22: Longwood Garden, PA

1/25: Curtis Institute, PA
2/25: Flynn Center, Burlington, VT

2/26: Rockport Opera House, ME

2/29: Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

3/2: Historic Asolo Thtr, Sarasota, FL

3/4: Bok Tower Gardens, FL

3/10-11: Mondavi Center, Davis, CA

3/13: Shoreline, WA

Oct 13-14, 16, 2012

Winston-Salem Symphony
Matthew Troy, conductor

ZHOU TIAN: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No.1 (Antonio Pompa-Baldil)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

Stevens Center. Winston-Salem, NC

June 29, Aug 3, Dec 24, 2011

String Quartet No.2 "The Great Wall"

Great Wall String Quartet

June 29: Macau
Aug 3: Beijing
Dec 24: Taipei

Oct 7, 2012

Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Rossen Milanov, conductor

STRAVINSKY: Song of the Nightingale

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Di Wu)

ZHOU TIAN: The Grand Canal

Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ

April 8, 2010

Hangzhou Philharmonic
Conductor: Yang Yang

ZHOU TIAN: The Grand Canal

TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto (Feng Ning)

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing (国家大剧院). Subsequent performances at Peking University

Aug 19, 2012

String Quartet No.2 "The Great Wall"

Great Wall String Quartet

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

July 23, 2010

Piano Trio

The Grand Air Trio

Fontainebleau Music Festival, France

July 25, 2012

Spokane Symphony
Eckart Preu, conductor

CHEN YI: Qi

ARVO PART: Fratres

ZHOU TIAN: Pictures

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5

Spokane, WA

Oct 10, 2009

The Green Bay Symphony
Christoph Campestrini, conductor

ZHOU TIAN: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Alnaldo Cohen)

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

Green Bay, WI

July 8, 2012

Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs

Jason Vieaux, guitar

Nadir Khashimov, violin

Daniel Lee, viola

Eric Han, cello

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, NY

April 9, 2009

Unheard Wishes

Eugene Pook, Clarinet

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York

June 2, 2012

The Columbia Orchestra
Jason Love, Conductor

ZHOU TIAN: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

BRUCH: Violin Concerto in G Minor

BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture
No. 3

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol

Howard County Center for the Arts. Ellicott City, MD

March 3, 2009

Blowing Westward

Pius Cheung, Marimba

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY

March 22, 2009

Piano Trio (First Prize winner of 2009 Washington International Competition for Composers)

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC

March 24, 2009

Blowing Westward

Pius Cheung, Marimba

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.

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