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Bright Sheng's new album released on Naxos for his chamber music and piano solo works titled: A Night at the Chinese Opera include Dance Capreiccio for Piano and String Quartet recorded by Shanghai Quartet and Peter Serkin; Sheng's violin and piano work A Night at the Chinese Opera featherd Weigang Li as the violinst and Sheng himself as the pianist; and Sheng's two piano solo works My Song and My Other Song written in 20 years apart recorded by Perter Serkin as the pianist. My Song originally written for and world premiereed by Perter Serkin in 1989 at New York City. The CD now available for order or download at Amazon or iTunes




Bright Sheng's new album for his orchestra music The Blazing Mirage conducted by Bright Sheng and The Hong Kong Philharmonic is released on Naxos now available for order or download at Amazon or iTunes




Bright Sheng's Seven Tunes Heard in China is recently recorded by Alisa Weilerstein in her debut solo album. The album is released on October 27th. Now is available to order or download at Amazon or iTunes



Recent and Upcoming Performances

June 14, 2015

Three Songs for Pipa and Cello

July 25, 2015

Deep Red for Marimba and Chamber Orchestra

July 31, 2015

Tibetan Dance

September 19, 2015

Black Swan

September 26, 2015

China Dreams

October 26, 2015

Arias from Dream of the Red Chamber



Bright Sheng conducted Hong Kong Composer Showcase Concert on May 9th 2015

Current Project

A highly anticipated world premiere of opera Dream of the Red Chamber by San Francisco Opera.

The opera is based on the most important and popular novel in the history of Chinese literature also called The Story of the Stone, an autobiographical novel by the 18th Century writer Cao Xue Qing (曹雪芹).

An opera in two acts, music by Bright Sheng, libretto (in English) by David Henry Hwang and Bright Sheng, will be directed by award-winning director Stan Lai at San Francisco Opera House in Autumn 2016.


For more information about the opera please contact Peggy Monastra

Intimacy of Creativity

Hailed by the Financial Times as the "city's most innovative musical experience," The Intimacy of Creativity had two successful world premiere concerts in Hong Kong on April 25th and May 3rd 2015.

Bright Sheng, Aaron Jay Kernis, Tianwa Yang, Teddy Abrams, Julian Schwarz, and The Tanglewood New Fromm Players were in HK for Intimacy of Creativity 2015 Fifth Anniversary Season!

The Intimacy of Creativity in Hong Kong 2015




The Last Train: Bright Sheng at TEDxUofM