GAO Can

It’s a joy to listen to you play the violin! ” —Augustin Dumay, violinist
“Mr.Gao has established himself as a consummate artist and his professionalism during my tenure is without repute, with his generous spirit, dedication, and extraordinary talent.
” --Maestro Kurt Masur

He is a rare genius, rich and colorful violin playing, with perfect blend of technique and music!” —Lin Yao Ji, Violin educator

He is a very experienced and versatile young violinist, with remarkable technique and impeccable musical taste. ” --Lang Lang

Ever since his role as solo concertmaster at the 2010 Verbier Festival, in an outstanding performance of Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote alongside cellist Mischa Maisky and violistYuri Bashmet, Mr. Gao Can has been gradually making his presence known to audiences across the world as a young violinist who hails from China and is making increasingly indelible impressions on international platforms.
The Grand prizewinner of 2006 China’s National Violin Competition, Second prize and Special Award winner of 2008 Naples “Alberto Curci” International Violin
Competition, and prizewinner of 2009 Ima Hogg International Young Artist’s Competition, Gao Can exhibits “rich, colorful, and full of elegant timbre” and a
“sonorous violin tone.” Currently, Mr. Gao is the Director of Academic Affairs EOS Orchestra Academy to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and is a guest
on the violin faculty at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,USA. His teachers include Professor Kurt Sassmanshaus and the late Professor Lin Yaoji.

As an international young violinist, Mr. Gao has cooperated with many world professional orchestras; in 2009 he was invited to performed as the soloist with Houston Symphony Orchestra; in 2008 he played with St. Carlo Opera Orchestra with his honor in Naples, Italy, which is the first opera house in the history of Europe; in the same year he was invited to South Africa, played with Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the concerts were unprecedented success; as a popular young violin soloist, he was very successful with many international great Conductors, including the Maestro Bernard Guller from German, Mr. Christoph Campestrini from Austrian , U.S. conductor Mr. Mark Gibson from US, Mr. Roger Bausier from Belgian, Mr. Roberto Polastri from Italy and so on. In China, Mr. Gan has worked as soloist with most major Chinese orchestras, include China Symphony Orchestra, China Broadcasting Orchestra, China Dance and Opera Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestras with the most important Chinese conductors in Qing Dao, He Bei, Xia Men, Tian Jin, Wu Han, and Mongolia.

He is a frequent participant and invited performer in music festivals around the world, such as the Salzburg Festival, Beethoven Festival of Bonn, Tong Yeong International Music Festival in Korea, Attersee International Festival in Austria, GETXO International Festival in Spain, Macao International Music Festival, 798 Modern Arts Festival and Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

Mr. Gao was the violin soloists in the soundtrack of French film “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress”, which won the award of “Best Movie Soundtrack” in the Canadian Film Festival in 2002. His album “Dance of Cigarette” was selected by China’s Olympic Committee as part of the musical presentation in the closing ceremony of Athens Olympic in 2004. He founded the Beijing New Music Ensemble (BNME), they finished recording their first album Wild Grass for NAXOS in 2007, and it was just released June 2009. Most recent, Mr. Gao completed a solo violin recital recording to be released by TT-Art. He was the Concertmaster of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in 2009 and 2010, and he led the orchestra under the Baton of Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Yuri Termikanov and Daniel Hading.

Mr. Gao is currently both teaching at the College-Conservatory of Music to the University of Cincinnati, in U.S.A; and the Central Conservatory of Music in China. Also he is doing an assistant now for the world-renowned violin educator Professor Sassmannshaus and holds the violin faculty position in the Central Conservatory of Music