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Dan Yu


Gold Medalist at the prestigious 5th USA International Harp Competition in 2001, Dan Yu has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia to critical acclaim. She has appeared in solo recitals and chamber concerts at Alice Tully Hall, New York, and Wigmore Hall, London and has been featured in a documentary broadcast worldwide by CCTV 4 in China. In 2011 she gave the Asian premiere of Bright Sheng's Never Far Away for Harp and Orchestra with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Dan Yu has given harp masterclasses in music conservatories in China, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in the USA. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2008, her students have won prizes at international and national competitions in France, Japan, Russia, Serbia, Korea, mainland China, Hong Kong and the USA. Her recordings include two solo CDs entitled The Nightingale and Spring on the Moonlit River. Dan Yu holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and an Artist Diploma from Indiana University. Currently she is Music Director of the Hong Kong Harp Chamber, and a harp instructor at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Dan Yu was Co-Chair of the Host Committee for the World Harp Congress 2017 held in Hong Kong. In 2013 and 2019 she served on the jury of the USA International Harp Competition.

“a unique and major talent...she’s already in a class by herself.”
New York Concert Review



于丹自2001年在第五屆美國國際豎琴大賽中勇奪金獎後,曾到美國、歐洲、亞洲演出,大獲好評,又於紐約林肯中心杜利音樂廳及倫敦威格摩音樂廳舉行獨奏會和室樂音樂會,她的專訪特輯亦在中國中央電視台中文國際頻道作全球播出。2011年,與香港管弦樂團合作,為盛宗亮的豎琴協奏曲《鄉思》作首演。于丹曾於中國各大音樂學院、英國皇家音樂學院,以及美國各地主持豎琴大師班。2008 年定居香港後,教授豎琴,學生在法國、日本、俄羅斯、塞爾維亞、韓國、中國內地、香港、美國舉辦的國際及全國比賽中,屢獲殊榮。她錄有《夜鶯》及《春江花月夜》兩張獨奏CD。于丹畢業於美國皮博迪音樂學院,獲學士和碩士學位,後再取得印地安納大學藝術文憑。現為香港豎琴堡音樂總監及香港演藝學院豎琴導師,亦是2017年在香港舉行的世界豎琴大會的籌委會聯合主席;2013、19年為美國國際豎琴大賽擔任評判。

《紐約音樂會樂評》:「才氣極高,獨一無二…已 自成一家。」


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