2Biography Birth: 1955 Where: Paris, France First Public Performance: at age 5First appearance on T.V. : concert with L. BernsteinRecording Lables: CBS, RCA, SonyAwards: Avery Fisher Prize (1978)Grammy Awards forBest International soloist perform.Best chamber music perform.Best Classical contemporary compositionBest Classical AlbumBest Classical Crossover AlbumGlenn Gould Prize (1999)International Cello Festival (2007)Doctor of Musical Arts : Princeton Univ. (2005)
4The Silk Road Project (1998-) non-profit projectpromotes collaboration among artists and institutionspromotes multicultural artistic exchangestudies diverse ideas among different cultures alongthe Silk Roadconnects musicians, composers, artists, and audiencesfrom Asia to Europe to the Americasprograms: concerts, festivals, exhibitions, educationalplans, recordings, publications, commissioning newmusical works
5Inspired by…The Silk Road:The Ancient Trade Route
6Motivated by… Extensive concert travels Interconnections among diverse cultures,ideas, peoplesInfluences of diverse traditions on newmusical ideas
12The SRE Performing Artists Siamak Aghaei, santur/composer Edward Arron, cello Jeffrey Beecher, contrabass Mike Block, cello Nicholas Cords, viola Gevorg Dabaghyan, duduk Sandeep Das, tabla/composer Joel Fan, piano Jonathan Gandelsman, violin Joseph Gramley, percussion/composer Ben Haggarty, storyteller He Cui, sheng Rauf Islamov, kamancheh Colin Jacobsen, violin/composer Eric Jacobsen, cello Siamak Jahangiry, ney Hu Jianbing, bawu, sheng, suona Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh/composer Khongorzul Ganbaatar, urtiin duu (longsong) Dong-Won Kim, Korean percussion and vocals/composer Ji Hyun Kim, kayagum/vocals You-Young Kim, viola
13Li Hui, pipa Liu Lin, sanxian Yo-Yo Ma, cello/morin khuur Ali Asgar Mammadov, tar Max Mandel, viola Gulia Mashurova, harp Kevork Mourad, visual artist Alim Qasimov, vocals Fargana Qasimova, vocals Bassam Saba, oud, nay/composer Shane Shanahan, percussion/composer Mark Suter, percussion/composer Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi/composer Wu Man, pipa/composer Wu Tong, sheng/composer Betti Xiang, erhu Yang Wei, pipa DaXun Zhang, contrabass
14List of Repertoire Argentina From Air to Air, chamber ensemble version commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation 2006, Osvaldo GolijovArmeniaThe Morning Scent of the Acacia's Song 2001 commission, Vache SharafyanAzerbaijanCaravan 2000 commission, Javanshir GulievDervish 2000 commission, Franghiz Ali-ZadehHabil-Sayagy (In Habil's Style), Franghiz Ali-ZadehChinaBlue Little Flower arr. Wu Tong, Chinese TraditionalFusion 2000 commission, Xiaoyong ChenMido Mountain arr. Wu Tong, Chinese TraditionalMoon Over Guan Mountains 2000 commission, Zhao JipingNirvana II 2000 commission, Liu YuanSilk Road Reverie 2000 commission, Zhu Jian-erTactile Time 2000 commission, Han YongThe Prospect of Colored Desert 2000 commission, Jia DaqunYi Xin 2000 commission, Zhang Xu Ru
15Piano Trio in A minor, Maurice Ravel FrancePiano Trio in A minor, Maurice RavelSonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135, Claude DebussyHungarySonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, Zoltán KodályIndiaKolam music commissioned by the Silk Road Project in 2001, choreographed by Mark Morris; Mark Morris, Zakir Hussain, Ethan IversonIranAvaz-e Dashti, Persian TraditionalBlue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur 2000 commission, arr. Kalhor/Prutsman, Stephen: dedicated to the life of Harrison Kravis, Kayhan KalhorThe Silent City, arr. Kalhor/Ljova. This piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation and was first performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 20, 2005, by the Silk Road Ensemble, artists in residence at Harvard University.Through the Ancient Valley (Cello Concerto No. 2) World Premiere 2001: New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Köln Musik GmbH and the Orchestre National de Lyon, Richard Danielpour
16Chi passa per'sta strada, Filippo Azzaiolo Japan ItalyChi passa per'sta strada, Filippo AzzaioloJapanFive Finnish Folk Songs, Michio MamiyaKio, Michio MamiyaOrion, Toru TakemitsuKoreaAncient Bell, commissioned for The Silk Road Project 2006, Jeeyoung KimHae-Maji Gut (A Shaman Performance to the New Sun) 2001 commission, Joon-Il KangTryst 2001 commission, "Jacqueline" Jee-young KimMongoliaKhara Khorum 2000 commission, Sangidorj SansargereltechLegend of Herlen 2000 commission, Byambasuren SharavMongolian Traditional, Mongolian TraditionalRussiaPiano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67, Dmitri ShostakovichTajikistanCircles of Time 2000 commission, Latif-Zadeh AlisherSilk Road Dreams Dancing 2000 commission, Tolib-hon ShahidiSufi & Buddhist Monk 2001 commission, Tolib-hon ShahidiToj 2001 commission, Alisher Latif-Zadeh
17On the Back Streets of Old Istanbul 2001 commission, Hasan Uçarsu TurkeyOn the Back Streets of Old Istanbul 2001 commission, Hasan UçarsuPartita, Op. 31, Adnan SaygunUnited States of AmericaMusic for a Royal Palace, commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation 2006, Christopher AdlerRitmos Anchinos, commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation 2006, Gabriela Lena FrankSulvasutra, commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation 2006, Evan ZiporynUSA/Hong KongEmpty Mountain, Spirit Rain, commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation 2006, Angel LamUzbekistanBukhara Concerto 2000 commission, Mustafa BafoyevNight Music: Voices in the Leaves 2000 commission, Dmitri Yanov-YanovskyPaths of Parables, commissioned for The Silk Road Project 2006, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky
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