胡咏言 / Yongyan Hu

胡咏言现任中央音乐学院乐队学院院长和乐队学院EOS交响文献乐团艺术总监

纵观指挥家胡咏言的职业生涯,他与众多白金销量唱片的艺术家们都有着硕果累累的合作其中包括马友友、帕尔曼、汉德克思、卓克曼、郎朗、Charlotte Church(英国歌星)、 Nana Mouskouri (希腊歌星)、 Mark O'Connor (美国乡村提琴手)与 Doc Severinsen (美国小号手)村治佳织(吉他)等众多著名艺术家。

2009年,胡咏言执棒青岛交响乐团赴美在纽约卡耐基音乐厅、华盛顿肯尼迪中心巡演。华盛顿邮报特此为其精彩的演出给予高度的评价尤其是乐队在胡的带领下,深动地诠释了美国作曲家伯恩斯坦的作品和中国著名作曲家叶小钢的琵琶协奏曲,给观众留下特别美好的印象。 (Washington Post offered the following highly enthusiastic review: 'YongyanHu led his musicians, caught the full measure of the anxious despair Bernstein voiced in his score, with its tropical rhythmic patterns and percussive instrumental colors set against the chaotic noises of New York streets.')

胡咏言还担任北京现代音乐节的音乐总监,这是他回国后同北京现代音乐节艺术总监,著名作曲家叶小纲的合作,今年已走入了音乐节的第十一个年头,为开拓和推广新音乐,繁荣创作和国际交流的发展,起到了重要的推动作用,得到了来自社会与专业领域里的高度肯定和支持。

胡咏言还曾和国际上许多著名的乐团合作,如法国国家交响乐团,伦敦皇家交响乐团,美国好莱坞乐团等以及新加坡,台湾和香港的乐团。近年来胡在德国同许多乐团和歌剧院合作如吕贝克歌剧院,基尔歌剧院和汉堡交响乐团等。胡咏言还同中央电视台「为中国喝彩」栏目合作,分别在美国,英国,巴西,希腊等国家通过电视向广大海内外电视观众介绍中国的文化和艺术家,广泛地得到好评和赞誉。

胡咏言毕业于中央音乐学院并在1986年深造于耶鲁大学和纽约朱丽亚音乐学院(毕业于硕士学位)。他具有丰富的艺术想象力体现在各种制作从古典音乐,歌剧到音乐剧,电影音乐乃至路演的安排,以及其创新精神,深受听众喜爱。

胡咏言曾任上海广播交响乐团(现上海爱乐乐团)音乐总监和首席指挥,还曾于1995年至2000年、1993年至1998年,分别担任过美国明尼苏达州德鲁斯交响乐团、纳布拉斯加州林肯交响乐团这两个交响乐团的音乐总监与指挥。他还担任过前中央乐团(中国国家交响乐团)的首席指挥,并分别带领中央乐团第一次访问韩国和台湾以及带领上海交响乐团作欧洲巡演等演出活动。

2004年应母校中央音乐学院邀请创办亚洲第一所乐队学院(研究生院)/EOS乐团,这是一所专门培养国内乐队表演人才的机构。EOS乐团\中央音乐学院乐队学院在胡咏言的领导之下,从小到大,现已初具规模,已毕业的艺术硕士是中央音乐学院总和的一半,学生的就业率近乎百分之一百,它的教学理念是用音乐点亮人生!EOS乐团除了在北京音乐厅每年举行音乐季还在国家大剧院定期举行周末音乐会,普及古典音乐,已成为国家大剧院一个深受听众欢迎的品牌。近年来在国家大剧院成功演出的全部马勒交响乐系列受到业内和观众的广泛好评!

2011年起,EOS乐团举行了「Umusic」活动既请大学生走进音乐厅活动。为此每年有十几所高校学生参与观看演出,至目前为止已有近万名学生得益于古典音乐的熏陶;EOS还在各个大学包括香港的大学路演和讲演,普及音乐,深受青年人追捧和喜爱。2012年在胡咏言倡导下以政企学合作模式,在上海老码头举行夏季音乐节,为市民举行免费音乐会同时还为上海的中学生乐团免费培训,得到了社会的一致认可和近百个媒体的关注与报道。目前EOS在胡咏言倡议之下正在同北京郊县十几所民工子弟学校合作,创建「音乐彩虹」计划,为民工子弟学习音乐,享受音乐开创条件和建立学习计划(将借鉴纽约朱丽亚音乐学院预科学院模式)。

胡咏言出生于上海的一个音乐家庭,父母都曾是上海交响乐团团员,他从小同外祖父学习小提琴。他的两个伯父也喜欢音乐都分别在国立音专学习圆号和声乐;而他的大伯父曾是鲁迅的学生,跟随夏衍走入文化圈,成为在三十年代上海一位才华横溢的编剧和导演,而其夫人就是著名电影演员龚秋霞;胡咏言的大姑姑胡蓉蓉则是中国第一位跳芭蕾舞之先驱和当时的电影童星。解放后任上海舞蹈学校校长和上海芭蕾舞团团长,是开创中国芭蕾舞先河的重要人士,并在芭蕾舞「白毛女」担任重要的编导之一。;她还创作了芭蕾舞「雷雨」等现代芭蕾舞。

Hu Yongyan is the Artistic Director of the EOS Repertoire Orchestra-China's Orchestra Academy at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Born in Shanghai, he is the third generation of his family to follow an artistic career. His grandfather taught him to play the violin and his parents both played in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. His uncles and aunt achieved prominence in films, literature and ballet, with one uncle a student of acclaimed Chinese author Lu Xun.

Mr. Hu began his formal studies at China's prestigious Central Conservatory of Music after which he studied at Yale University and at the Juilliard School from which he received a masters degree. His formal training has been augmented by regular creative collaboration with talented musicians, resulting in the production of classical music, operas, musicals, film soundtracks and roadshow arrangements.

He served as Music Director and Conductor of the Lincoln, Nebraska Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1998 and also of the Duluth, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2000. After returning to China, he served as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, which he led on an acclaimed European tour. He also served as Principal Conductor of the China National Symphony Orchestra, leading its first visit to South Korea and Taiwan.

Mr. Hu led the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra on a well-received concert tour of the United States in 2009, performing at both Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, which was described by the Washington Post as: "Maestro Hu led his musicians, caught the full measure of the anxious despair Bernstein voiced in his score, with its tropical rhythmic patterns and percussive instrumental colours set against the chaotic noises of New York streets."

His guest conducting includes appearances with major orchestras in Europe, the United States and Asia. Maestro Hu has performed with such leading international orchestras as the Orchestra National de France, London's Royal Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, as well as orchestras in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has worked with leading German orchestras and opera houses including the Lübeck Opera, Opera Kiel and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hu's television work includes CCTV's "Cheers for China" which introduced Chinese culture and artists to audiences in China, as well as in the United States, Great Britain, Brazil, and Greece.

He has served as Music Director of the Beijing Modern Music Festival, in cooperation with prominent Chinese composer and Beijing Modern Music Festival Artistic Director Ye Xiaogang, promoting new works and developing musical appreciation with young audiences. In September 2010, he toured Canada with the Mei Lanfang Peking Opera Troupe, performing with Peking Opera Master Mei Baojiui, and with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The tour was highly successful in promoting cultural exchange with North America.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hu has collaborated with such internationally respected artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Barbara Hendricks, Pinchas Zukerman, Lang Lang, Charlotte Church, Nana Mouskouri, Doc Severinsen, Mark O'Connor and Muraji Kaori. He has arranged master classes by leading soloists and orchestral performers for enriching the musical education of highly gifted young Chinese musicians.

In 2004, his alma mater, the Central Conservatory of Music, invited him to establish Asia's first Orchestra Academy as a graduate school for training soloists and orchestral performers, which included the establishment of the EOS Orchestra. Students receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Central Conservatory of Music and enjoy an employment rate approaching 100%. The EOS Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Hu not only performs a full regular concert season at the highly regarded Beijing Concert Hall, but also offers weekend concerts at the National Centre of Performing Arts, China's premier musical venue. Mr. Hu's sensitive interpretation of the complete Mahler symphonies at the National Theatre was widely acclaimed by both music professionals and audiences.

Mr. Hu's personal dynamism expresses itself through his musicianship, administrative vision and through his powerful commitment to music education. Since 2011, under his guidance, the EOS Orchestra has invited nearly 10,000 university students to listen to classical music through the 'U-Music' program. Under his initiative, the EOS Orchestra is assisting schools for migrant worker children in Beijing suburbs to develop a 'Music Rainbow' program for them to learn and enjoy music, thereby enriching their lives with beauty. Mr. Hu's own life in music has been multiplied through his various initiatives to share world-class music with children and adults, resulting in his broad popularity with audiences and with his professional colleagues.