Sun 1 October 2023, 4.30 pm

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Cancelled: we regret that due to unforeseen travel issues and with no suitable substitute being available, this performance has been cancelled.

If you have purchased a ticket, we will contact you about arranging a full refund.

In 2019, BCMG joined forces with the prestigious Central Conservatoire of Music in Beijing for the momentous 10th China ConTempo Composition Competition. This groundbreaking competition opened its doors to composers of all nationalities, under the age of 35, inviting them to weave their musical tapestries.

As we joyfully return to the memories of our visit to Beijing in November 2019, we embrace the opportunity to complete the artistic exchange.

The anticipation has been building, and now, we invite you to witness the culmination of this collaboration as we perform the UK premieres of these 4 winning compositions that transcended borders and traditions.


What to expect

  • Insights by composer Jia Guoping and prize-winning composers.
  • The UK premieres of evocative contemporary compositions fused with traditional Chinese instruments.
  • A celebration of the artistic heritage of two great cultures.


Stephan Meier Conductor


ZHAO Yiiru                        Listen! Black Soil《听!黑土》

MA Xiaoqing                      After Mountains after rain《雨后重山》  

QIN Yuxuan                      Meeting in the Ocean《在海洋中相遇

WU Fan                            Moiré Effect《波纹效应》

JIA Guoping                     Sparkling in the Vast《潋滟》2014, 9’

QIN Wenchen                   Sounds, arousing the memories (2008)


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