News | 2016 spring semester

President of CCOM Yu Feng Visits the Juilliard School and Yale School of Music

On June 20th, 2017, in the course of his visiting in New York, invited by the President of Juilliard School Joseph W. Polisi, the President of Central Conservatory of Music Yu Feng visited the world famous performing arts conservatory-the Juilliard School. The heads of Juilliard paid great attention to President Yu's coming and held a welcome recital and a buffet reception for this event. In the recital, the Verona Quartet, consisting of excellent graduate students of the Juilliard School, played String Quartet in F Major by Ravel. President Yu highly appraised their wonderful performance and invited them to visit and hold concerts in CCOM in the future. Accompanied by Dr. Christopher Mossey, the Senior Managing Director of Juilliard Global Ventures, and others, President Yu also visited their teaching facilities and Library, had a chance to appreciate the valuable manuscripts of Symphony No.9 of Beethoven and Le Mariage De Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) of Mozart. Dr. Liu Hongzhu, the Director of International Affairs Office of CCOM, and teachers and students attending the opening ceremony of American Teaching Studio of Chinese Traditional Music from CCOM at Steinway Hall accompanied President Yu in his visit in the Juilliard School.

President Joseph W. Polisi welcomes President Yu Feng. Afterwards, they have a nice conversation

President Yu gives gifts to the Juilliard School

President Yu talks with the members of Verona Quartet

President Yu watches the manuscript of Symphony No.9 (Choral) by Beethoven

Manuscript of Le Mariage De Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by Mozart

President Yu visits the opera rehearsing hall of Juilliard School

President of CCOM Yu Feng and President of Juilliard Polisi, with other leaders of Juilliard and Yu's entourage, held a meeting after the welcome recital. Senior Director Christopher Mossey, Mr. Alexander Brose, the Chief Executive Office of Tianjin Juilliard School at Juilliard School and Mr. He Wei, the Artistic Director of Tianjin Juilliard School, attended the meeting. First of all, President Yu introduced CCOM's teaching conditions and international exchanging events and expressed his ideas on further cooperation with the Juilliard School. President Polisi particularly introduced the last 800 days preparing condition for launching the Tianjin Juilliard School and the preparation of the Juilliard School for holding Contemporary Chinese Music Week in New York. He hoped that the cooperation between both schools would remain constant and two top musical academies would support each other on important academic events continuously.

On June 21st, 2017, Dean of Yale School of Music Robert Blocker warmly welcomed President Yu Feng and his entourage in New Haven. Dean Blocker, with his unrecovered injured arm, personally accompanied Chinese guests visiting the campus of Yale University and introducing the special connection between Yale and China. Thereafter, he invited the Director of Music Library Ruthann McTyre to accompany the guests to visit the library and Museum. Ms. McTyre showed President Yu the precious manuscripts of symphonic overture In Memoriam of Huang Zi and art songs of Tan Xiaolin which are collected by the library. In the museum, the piano collection (including antique pianos of different periods) and various instruments from China and other countries attracted Chinese guests. In the following meeting, both sides deeply discussed cooperation programs and exchanged the thoughts on several interesting issues. President Yu and Dean Blocker both expressed their desire to improve the communication between two schools constantly.

President Yu takes a group picture with Dean Blocker and gives gifts to Yale School of Music

All visitors visit the Instruments Museum

Guests take a group picture with Dean Blocker

Visitors visit the opera rehearsing hall of Yale School of Music

President Yu plays the piano which had been used by Richard Wagner

President Yu takes a picture in front of Sprague Memorial Hall

Take a group picture in front of the Adams Center for Musical Arts

In three intense days, President Yu Feng visited the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, Lincoln Center, the Headquarters of Steinway & Sons and their factory in Long Island. He also attended the opening ceremony of American Teaching Studio of Chinese Traditional Music from CCOM at Steinway Hall in New York. The visiting of CCOM Delegation in the United States achieved tremendous success and fruitful results, and strengthened the communication and cooperation with world's top music schools. It has lay a good foundation for developing and practicing the strategy of "Chinese music going out" of CCOM in the future.


by Liu Hongzhu/translation:Wang Xiaoxi , CCOM , 2017-08-07

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