22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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– CLOSED TO PUBLIC – Masterclass | Chu Yi-Bing, cello

Friday • March 13, 2020   |   3:00 pm 5:00 pm

In 1986 Chu Yi-Bing was prize winner at the 42nd Concours International d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva, after graduating with a Premier Prix from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique à Paris in France where he studied under the tutelage of Maurice Gendron. He was the first Chinese cellist ever to win a prize in a major international Cello competition. He served as principal cellist in Basel Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland between 1989-2004, Chu Yi-Bing was also guest principal cellist of Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, Germany.

Chu Yi-Bing was appointed as cello professor and head of the cello department at the CCOM in Beijing, where he taught between 2004 and 2018. He founded the Chu Yi-Bing Cello Ensemble with his students, one of the very few chamber music groups in China, playing countless concerts in a number of diverse cities and provinces, schools, colleges and universities. Chu Yi-Bing founded the SuperCello festival in Beijing, 2016. SuperCello is the premier cello festival in China. Every year it is attended by hundreds cellists including a number of world leading performers.

Chu Yi-Bing was born in Beijing, China in 1966. His father Chu Yong-Ning, Cellist, and mother Wang Yao-Ling, pianist, were both professors at the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing, China.

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Date:
Friday • March 13, 2020
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3:00 pm 5:00 pm
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Hamburger Room
Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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