A Creative Life In Beijing: In Conversation With Fuhong Shi

Friday, April 13, 2018
Event Title: A Creative Life In Beijing: In Conversation With Fuhong Shi
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre; 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $FREE
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Date // Friday, April 13
Time // Doors at 7:00 pm, Talk at 7:30 pm
Venue // Canadian Music Centre*, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Admission is Free

Internationally renowned composer Fuhong Shi returns to Toronto for a series of concerts this month. Join us at the Canadian Music Centre for an intimate conversation with Fuhong about her musical life in Beijing, with a chance for questions and dialogue among participants. We will also listen and gain insights into her compositions.

*The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms.

About Fuhong Shi //

Fuhong Shi/史付红, is an Associate Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music (CCoM) in Beijing, China. She is an active composer and curator of musical activities. Fuhong began her studies at CCoM with Professor Tang Jianping. She continued her studies with Professors John Celona & Dániel Péter Biró and completed her Master’s degree in composition at the University of Victoria in 2005. She received the Doctoral degree in composition under the guidance of Professor Gary Kulesha at the University of Toronto in 2009. Meanwhile, she has studied with a number of world renowned composers and composition professors, such as Chen Yi, Chou Wen-Chung, Guo Wenjing, Chen Qigang, James MacMillan, Salvatore Sciarrino, Murray Schafer, Gilles Tremblay, Brian Cherney, Augusta Read Thomas, and Fred Lerdahl successively.

She was the recipient of a number of awards at the sixth annual Taiwanese Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest in 1997, at the first annual Yanhuang Cup Composition Competition in 1998, and at the Traditional Music Composition Contest of the Tai Wan National Chinese Orchestra in 2002. In 2005, her orchestral work Dialogue II was read by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and string quartet Refractions was selected by the first edition Master class held by Quatuor Bozzini. She was awarded Women Composers Scholarship by the International Composition Workshop of the Canadian National Arts Centre. She was a finalist in 2006 Tsang-Houei HSU International Music Composition Award, the winner of 2007 Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music, and the Generation 2008 Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal+ Composer’s Competition. She was also awarded the scholarship from Acanthes International Composition Workshop in France in 2008. She was selected by the First Annual China NCPA Young Composer Project as one of six finalists in 2011. In 2014, she won the Bronze Medal in the China National Instrument Orchestra Composition Competition. In 2015, she won the Young Composers Project in the China National Arts Fund. She is currently the Visiting Scholar whom is supported by the China Scholarship Council at Columbia University in the city of New York.

Venue: Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1J9
416-961-6601 x202