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Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra

Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra


No.67,Wen Yuan Road,Xaimen
Art & Culture Create on 09-04-02 Total views: 5160

The Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra, currently the only non-state-run and self-financed philharmonic orchestra in China. It is supported by the Xiamen municipal government, Fujian and Xiamen Electrical Power Bureaus, and the COSCO Group.  Under the leadership of Professor Zheng Xiaoying, the most prominent female conductor in China, The orchestra made its debut on September 9, 1998, on the beautiful island of Xiamen city, also known as the Egret Island. Ever since then, weekend symphony concerts have become indispensable music feasts for music fans. With over 350 guest musicians participating, they bring to audiences more than 700 well-received concerts that have included more than 170 different programs from Haydn and Mozart to Mahler and Schostakovitch, music from both domestic and abroad.

XPO has made short tours to 41 cities in 10 Chinese provinces. In 2002, XPO successfully toured three cities in Japan. And they received high praise from world-class juries in the Fourth International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians held in Xiamen. In 2003, XPO performed in Hong Kong and then participated in the Shanghai International Art Festival. In October of 2006, it took part in the International Chorus Competition in Xiamen, and in autumn had another very successful tour in Taiwan.  In April of 2007, XPO had a European tour. They held very successful concerts dedicated to Chinese symphonic compositions in France, Germany, Austria and Italy. These activities won XPO international recognition and a highly recognized reputation.

Most recently, Maestro Fu Renchang, the Chief Conductor of Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, has joined XPO as the Vice Artistic Director.  Coming from all across China, eighty artists in XPO are devoting their efforts to the objective of developing Xiamen into the "Music Island of the Orient," and ensuring that it can live up to this name.