september, 2019

22sep4:00 pmM's Crystal Chamber Music Concert - Queensland Youth Orchestras


Event Details

Where: Glam, No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu) 广东路20号(外滩5号)7楼

When:  22nd September 2019 – 4 pm

Tickets: 150 rmb includes a drink, Students 85 rmb.


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We’re thrilled to welcome musicians from the talented Queensland Youth Orchestra this September, stay tuned for the for this very special chamber music performance…

Founded in 1966 by continuing Director of Music John Curro AM MBE, Queensland Youth Orchestras is a world-class youth orchestra organisation with 500 musicians aged from 8 to 24 in seven orchestras and ensembles. These include three symphony orchestras, two wind orchestras, a junior string orchestra and big band. The musicians performing today include the finest string players from QYO’s first orchestra, the Queensland Youth Symphony. With the exception of Concertmaster/Director Graeme Jennings, all of these musicians are visiting Shanghai for the first time.

Biog of Concertmaster/Director Graeme Jennings:

Graeme Jennings was born in Leeton in the Riverina region of Southern New South Wales, Australia. As the son of a mining engineer, he spent most of his childhood in Mt Isa, Queensland, before moving to Brisbane to attend school from grades 10 to 12.

In Mt Isa, Graeme attended Townview State School and Mt Isa State High School, and then Mansfield State High School in Brisbane.

Graeme began learning violin through the Queensland Government’s Instrumental Music Program in the very first year that the program was introduced. The program is now renowned as the leading state instrumental program in Australia and one of world class standing.

Graeme was a member of Queensland Youth Orchestras’ first orchestra (now called the Queensland Youth Symphony) for 8 consecutive years from 1983 to 1990. He was Concertmaster (First Violin No. 1) of the orchestra in 1989 and 1990 and was Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra in 1990 and 1991.

Graeme toured with the Queensland Youth Symphony to China twice, in 1983 for concerts in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, and in 1990 for two concerts in Shanghai. He completed a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium and a Masters Degree in performance from San Francisco Conservatory in the US.

As a violinist and violist, Graeme is a former member of the renowned Arditti String Quartet (1994-2005). He has toured widely throughout the world, made more than 80 CDs, given over 300 premieres and received numerous accolades including the prestigious Siemens Prize (1999) and two Gramophone awards. Active as a soloist, chamber musician, ensemble leader and conductor, his repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez and beyond. He has worked with, and been complimented on his interpretations by many of the leading composers of our time.

Graeme is a member of Australia’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble ELISION as well as the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Lunaire Collective and the Kurilpa String Quartet. He has also performed as Guest Concertmaster of the Adelaide, Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and Guest Associate Concertmaster with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

In 2011 Graeme was a founding member of the Australian World Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest artist with the Australian String Quartet, the Kreutzer Quartet, the New Zealand String Quartet and the del Sol Quartet. His recording of Brian Ferneyhough’s “Terrain” with the ELISION Ensemble was released on the Kairos label to much critical acclaim. Also available on Kairos is his recording with Irvine Arditti of Luigi Nono’s “Hay Que Caminos (Sognando)”.

Having previously served on the faculties of Mills College, UC Berkeley and Stanford University, Graeme was appointed Senior Lecturer in violin and viola at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2009.

Since 2012 he has been a tutor in the violin studio at the Darmstadt Summer Course, Germany.



(Sunday) 4:00 pm



No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu)