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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.