Shi Shucheng 石叔誠
Shi was admitted to the Music School of the Central Conservatory of Music in 1958. Studying under the guidance of Professor Li Changsun, he gave his debut piano recital at the age of 16. After graduation with excellent achievements in 1969, Shucheng Shi became a soloist in the Central Philharmonic Society of China.
He ever studied conducting from American Conductor David Gilbert and became the conductor of China National Orchestra. After he was designated to study in German, Shucheng Shi won the DAAD Scholarship of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as a scholarship from Friedrich-Naumann. He then enrolled into the Cologne Musikhochschule and followed well-known conductor Maestro Volk Wangenheim. During his study abroad, he was invited to hold concerts in about 10 cities of German and also broadcasted on TV and on the air. Shucheng had given more than one thousand concerts in hundreds of cities in tens of countries inland and outland, including cooperation performances with global soloists, conductors and symphony orchestras. Meanwhile, he recorded and published videos and tapes with huge number and different kinds both at home and abroad.
Appointed by China National Orchestra, Shucheng Shi, one of the composers for the piano concerto ”Yellow River”, made the necessary recessions to the work. He also appointed as the soloist and conductor of “Yellow River”, which was recorded and admired as “the performance with most outstanding skills and greatest authority”
His superb skills and excellent performance standards have earned the appreciation of both audiences and critics. Dubbed the “Gem of the Chinese Music Arena” and “Rare Pianist Maestro” by Honkong newspaper, Shi Shucheng was awarded by Ministry of Culture, P.R.China in year of 1981 and 1991 and entitled to the name of “Superexcellent Expert”. Recorded as global well known by both of United States Biography Academe and England Cambridge International Biography Centre, he was the first “Steinway&Sons Artist” from the mainland of China.
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