Beijing cancels violin competition at short notice

Beijing cancels violin competition at short notice


norman lebrecht

July 24, 2015

The Beijing International Music Competition has called off its violin contest in September after it ‘encountered serious financial difficulties’.

BIMC goes on to state that ‘the governmental reform on cultural activities are inevitably beneficial in a long run however, this leads us into financial plight.’

Make of that what you will.

The cello competition is scheduled to go ahead unaltered.

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  • Peter Shi says:

    In a country without an efficient art sponsorship system like China, many performance and art organizations rely on the funding from government such as the Ministry of Culture, but the ministry’s policy change a lot after a new minister came in last December…