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Ode to Joy—Guitarist Su Meng with String Quartet
2022-01-21 14:56     Source : Dongguan Today

Date/Time: Tuesday February 15, 2022, 20:00

Venue: Dongguan Yulan Theatre, Central Square, Hongfu Road, Nancheng District, Dongguan

Admission: 60-280 RMB

Troupe: Su Meng & Duke String Quartet


Born in Qingdao, China, Su Meng began studying the guitar at the age of 5 and showed her talents from an early age under the guidance of Prof. Chen Zhi at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Su has won first prize in numerous international competitions worldwide, the last one being in the prestigious Parkening International Guitar competition in 2015. She graduated with an Artist Diploma, a Master's Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Chamber Music with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

Su teaches at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and she is the Artist-in-residence for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.

Su's performances and recordings have impressed the public with "an ability and artistry that exceeds her years." (Baltimore Sun) Her debut duo CD "Maracaípe" received a Latin Grammy nomination for the titled piece, which was dedicated to the Duo by renowned guitarist/composer Sergio Assad. Their second CD, "Bach to Tan Dun," a "must-listen" according to composer Tan Dun, has been widely acclaimed for the world-premiere recording of his "Eight Memories in Watercolor." A recording in trio, "China West," with Maestro Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo, was released in May 2014 to critical acclaim. Meng Su's debut solo recording "Meng," released in 2016, was called "awe-inspiring" and "this year's finest debut by far" by Classical Guitar Magazine.

Editor: 谭晶