Performance Time：2014/11/09 Sun. 8pm
Price：80 180 280VIP
Joint Venture Percussion Duo
Since the Duo's inception in 2007, the collaboration between Joint Venture percussionists Rachel Xi Zhang (China) and Laurent Warnier (Luxembourg) has reflected a blend of cultural and musical influences. Coming from vastly contrasting backgrounds, Zhang and Warnier found common ground through percussion, where they fused their individual ideologies to form the uniquely international duo that they are today. Rachel and Laurent are currently based in Boston. Joint Venture Percussion Duo won the Bernard Haitink Prize during the 2009-2011 edition of the Vriendenkrans Competition of Amsterdam. In the summer of 2010, they were invited by the Luxembourgish Ministry of Culture to perform at the Luxembourg Pavilion of the World Expo in Shanghai.
Piano: XU Tiantian
Ms. Xu Tiantian was a student of noted Chinese pianist and educator Mr. Dan Zhaoyi. She has performed in various nations or regions including the U.S.A, Germany, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Italy and Hong Kong. In 2004, the New Zealand Government awarded Ms. Xu a scholarship to study at Oakland University, from which she graduated with a first honor degree. In 2012, she pursued further study on piano playing at the England Conservatory. Ms. Xu has won many important awards including first prize of the First National Two Piano Competition in 1997, first prize in U.S.A’s Red River Music Festival Piano Competition in 1999, first prize at Hongkong-Asia Piano Open Competition in 2001, first prize at the Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition and gold prize at New Zealand’s Chamber Music Contest in 2005.