UCCA Beijing

STRING – 139

18:00 – 19:30

Location:  UCCA Auditorium
Language:  Chinese & English


In 1723, J.S. Bach was a Kantor at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig. It was part of his job to perform a church cantata every Sunday and Holiday, related to the readings prescribed by the Lutheran liturgy for the specific occasion. As a true Christian, Bach preferred to conduct his own cantatas, and he composed a new work every week as part of the church service. Three annual cycles of cantatas have survived. Bach said, “Music’s only purpose should be the glory of God and the recreation of the human spirit.” On November 12, 1724, Bach finished his No.139 sacred Cantata “Believe in God, God Blesses” (Wohldem, der sich auf seinenGott, BWV 139). The name of this Cantata has perfectly described Bach’s pure belief and his persistence in accordance with his belief: a Church Musician.

Although music nowadays has more purposes than just for the glory of God, people have never stopped the searching journey for the true meaning of life, and never stopped praising the spirit of persistence. As time passes by, fashion may have changed into old classy, while humble insistence may have turned out to be great achievements. The classical works, like a mirror from the past, provide those busy persons a true reflection of who they really are.

The aim of GuitarW Music Workshop (www.guitarw.com), is to fulfill its musical dreams in the classical string music world. Inspired by Bach’s persistence to his pure belief, we will present 139 concerts where hundreds of well-known musicians from all over the world will perform in different styles. If you are the person who has the same belief in classical music, please join us. Let’s together experience the every note of each classy piece, and take a deep breath for a moment while your mind is floating in the ocean of melody.


Exclusive tickets 931 RMB / person

VIP tickets 319 RMB / person

General Admission Ticket 139 RMB / person

(Space for this event is limited, 139 maximum seating capacity.)

Tickets are available for purchase at the UCCA front desk and from Mosh, our official partner website.

Ticketing hotline: 010-57800200/201

Get your tickets here: http://e.mosh.cn/UCCA139


Jan Depreter (°1975, Belgium) discovered music at the age of 5. Santa Claus brought him his first guitar at the age of 8. He graduated three times Summa Cum Laude, from the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he studied with ZoranDukic. After his studies he perfected his art with renowned artists as: Roberto Aussel, Odair Assad, Costas Cotsiolis, David Russell and Manuel Barrueco. Jan Depreter has won the following International Guitar Competitions:

* 2001, International Guitar Competition of Alhambra (The Netherlands)

* 2001, International Guitar Competition of Zwolle (The Netherlands)

* 2002, International Guitar Competition of Mottola (Italy)

* 2005, International Guitar Competition of Antony (France)

* 2006, International Guitar Competition of Printemps de la Guitare (Belgium)

Other top Prizes include the International Guitar Competitions of Francisco Tarrega–Benicasim (Spain), Andres Segovia (Spain), Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria), Michele Pittaluga– Alessandria (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan). Jan Depreter has been a featured soloist in recitals throughout Europe, North and Middle America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. In 2006 he topped the bill at Guitar Festivals in Beijing (China), Mexico City (Mexico), Cairo (Egypt), Alessandria (Italy) and Osaka (Japan) covering four continents in one year. He has played most major guitar concertos with international orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, La Chapelle de Lorraine, the Royal Chambre Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchesta del Ciutat de Torrent, the Municipal Ochestra of Benicasim and the Flanders Radio Orchestra.


Paulo BELLINATI(Brazil, 1950-)


Agustin BARRIOS(1885-1944)


Jan DEPRETER(1975-)


Jan DEPRETER (1975-)


Jan DEPRETER (1975-)

MORELIANA—Hommage à Sergei Rachmaninov


PRELUDE Nr. 1 Heitor


Johann Sebastian BACH(1685-1750)


- Prelude




- Menuett I& II Da Capo

- Gigue

Domenico SCARLATTI( Italy,1685-1757)

SONATA K.11 / L. 352 in e minor

Enrique GRANADOS(Spain,1867 -1916)


Isaac ALBéNIZ(Spain,1860-1909)

LLA Op.47 Nr.3

Giulio REGONDI(Switzerland,1822-1872)

URNE (Rêverie Op.19)