Monday, November 27, 2017

Coming Up Next: World Renowned Violinist Gao Can

World renowned pianist Lang Lang has called my next guest “an experienced and versatile violinist who possesses outstanding technique and profound musical taste."

Professor Lin Yaoji  of the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China says of my guest, “He is a genius the likes of which are few and far between. His performance is often imbued with enriched color, impeccable technical command, and immaculate interpretation. He will be able to make enormous contributions to the violin scene of both China and the world.”

Widely recognized as one of the most talented violinists of his generation, Mr. Gao Can enjoys an international following, appearing with major orchestras, prestigious venues and festivals around the world.

In 2014 Gao Can was appointed the ambassador of the prestigious Verbier Festival held annually in Switzerland, the only Chinese national to be appointed. 

In 2015, Gao Can performed in front of 17 national leaders and thousands of political and business leaders at the closing ceremony at the Boao Forum for Asia. On that occasion he played the 1727 Stardivarius violin ex-General Dupont, the first to be owned by a Chinese collector. 

He has performed at the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa, the Teatro di San Carlo Orchestra in Italy, the China National Symphony, and numerous music festivals throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Gao Can holds over 45 violin concerts annually, touring on five continents gaining international acclaim from Critics and audiences alike. He also dedicates his time to mentoring the next generation of violinists through teaching, lecturing and masterclasses. He has been appointed as the music director of the Poly WeDo Education Project by the Poly Cultural Group. 

We’ll bring you the Confucius Moment, Weekly Almanac, Treasures of China and more. 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 11:30 p.m. Beijing Time. Listen live in the local listening area on 1490 WGCH. Our global audience can listen live via streaming audio on

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