Qigang Chen

Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

With new sounds in the beginning of the concert to the tried and true of the Western canon, the Shanghai Symphony’s debut at Wolf Trap was a wonderful snapshot of its musical history and tradition.

Violinist: Interview with Composer Qigang Chen: 'La Joie de la souffrance' Violin Concerto

Violinist: Interview with Composer Qigang Chen: 'La Joie de la souffrance' Violin Concerto

"The violin's expressive capabilities have developed over centuries, with the accumulation of many very delicate techniques," Chen said, speaking with a group of reporters at his hotel in Shanghai about his new violin concerto, "La Joie de la souffrance" ("The Joy of Suffering.").