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黄琼 

作曲家黄琼出生于中国上海,从小在父母的熏陶下学习音乐。文革期间,她曾分配去上海星火农场劳动锻炼三年。然而在农场期间,她有幸被选入场部宣传队担任小提琴手、手风琴演奏员以及作曲创作人员,从而累积了很多创作实践经验。

文革结束高考制度恢复后,黄琼于1978年以优异成绩第一批考入上海音乐学院作曲系,从师于桑桐、叶纯之以及刘敦南教授。她分别于1983年与1986年荣获作曲学士以及作曲硕士学位。

1986年黄琼赴美国加利福尼亚大学洛杉矶分校(UCLA)攻读博士学位,从师于威廉姆·克拉夫特(William Kraft)·伊琳·芭根(Elaine Barkin)以及罗杰·龅蓝德(Roger Bourland)等教授。她从那时侯起开始追求一种以中国民族音乐语言与西方现代作曲技术相结合的独特风格。她在攻读博士学位期间多次获得大奖:其中两次获得声誉极高的菲·贝塔·卡帕(Phi Beta Kappa)奖金。尤其值得一提的是:在经过激烈的角逐之后,她以优异成绩分别三次考入具有巨大国际影响的世界著名的两大音乐节(1990年与1991年)。她是在那两个音乐节中崭露头角的。黄琼于1991年荣获音乐博士学位并且是当年加利福尼亚大学尔湾分校(UCI)招聘副教授职位的唯一候选人。

作为一个作曲家,黄琼从很多著名的音乐团体获得约稿,其中包括洛杉矶爱乐交响乐团、太平洋交响乐团、匹兹堡新音乐团、新英格兰音乐学院打击乐团等等。她的作品在美国以及欧洲很多城市得到广泛的演出机会,其中包括克利夫兰室内交响乐团、波士顿当代音乐以及“应”弦乐四重奏团、西南室内乐团、南加州大学打击乐团等等。她的室内乐作品《嫦娥的传说》1994年荣获第七届马琳慕琳国际作曲比赛(The International Marimolin Composition Contest)的一等奖。

黄琼曾多次在美国南加州大学、加利福尼亚大学尔湾分校以及加利福尼亚大学圣塔·芭芭拉分校(UCSB)讲学,并多次应邀参加美国重大现代音乐节、先锋派音乐专题讨论会等等。
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Joan Huang

Composer Joan Huang grew up and received her early music education with her parents in Shanghai, China.  During her teenage years, unfortunately, she could not escape the miserable experiences of the disastrous Cultural Revolution.  Under political pressure, she was sent to a farm to accept "re-education" which meant doing heavy manual labour for three years.  During her time on the farm, she had the opportunity to learn the authentic Chinese traditional music from local farmers.  



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In 1986 she came to the United States to continue her education at the University of California at Los Angeles and studied with Elaine Barkin, William Kraft and Roger Bourland.  She became very interested in creating a style of fusion of Chinese traditional musical language with Western contemporary compositional techniques.  She has received several awards, including two from Phi Beta Kappa for international students, one Tanglewood Music Festival fellowship and two Aspen Music Festival Scholarships.  In 1991, she received her Ph.D. from UCLA.


(Joan & Fellow propaganda members @ Xin Huo Farm during her teens)

Joan Huang has taught at University of California, Irvine, and has given lectures at University of Southern California, University of California, Santa Barbara, California State University at Fullerton and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China.  She is a regular columnist with the Chinese professional magazine The Music Lovers (bimonthly) since March 1997 in Shanghai, China.   

For more information:

www.joanhuang.com

As a composer, Ms. Huang has had commissions and performances from outstanding organizations and

performers, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, the Boston Music Viva, Boston Artists Ensemble, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Southwest Chamber Music Society, Marimolin, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Ying Quartet, and Piano Spheres etc.  Her The Legend of Chang-e won the first prize of "1994 Marimolin's International Composition Contest".  Besides performances in the United States, her music has been performed in Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.


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