Co-hosted by the Yale School of Music, NYO-China and Yale Center Beijing.
This July, the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China) returns to China to present a concert series dedicated to the art of chamber performance which features twenty of China's finest young musicians. What unique qualities will these student artists bring to their performances? What challenges will they face in preparing advanced works? How might chamber performance foster connection across divides of age, geography, and nationality?
Robert Blocker, the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale University and Senior Advisor for Global Artistic Affairs to the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China), hosts a discussion of chamber music education and outreach within China. NYO-China's students, instructors, and administrators will join him in reflection and also present a selection of highlights from their upcoming concert tour.
The language of the event will be English.
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Remarks, Performance and Q&A
Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Yale University, Senior Advisor for Global Artistic Affairs, NYO-China
As a world-renowned pianist, educator, and administrator, Robert Blocker has served as the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale University since 1998. Throughout this tenure, he has been active in outreaching around the world and within China specifically, and was named as honorary Professor of Piano at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 2006.
A recent graduate of Yale University (16' BS) and Harvard University (17' MA), Vincent Accettola serves as NYO-China’s Managing Director and is responsible for articulating and preserving its core mission.
Nicholas Brown serves as NYO-China’s Director of Project Development and is responsible for architecting the major components of the program’s training residency and concert tour. Nicholas graduated from Yale University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, where he also performed as a violinist in the Yale Symphony Orchestra.
2017 Violin Teaching Artist, NYO-China Principal Second Violin at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Qing Li is NYO-China’s 2018 String Teaching Artist. She currently serves as Principal Second Violin Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and as a Professor of Violin at the Peabody Institute within Johns Hopkins University.