Wales pitches for Chinese studentsNews
No hiding it in this press release:
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is honoured to welcome Maestro Xu Zhong, Conductor, Musician, Opera Producer and Educator as its inaugural International Chair in Opera representing Asia.
One of the most internationally renowned Chinese pianists and conductors, Xu Zhong is currently President of Shanghai Opera House, Principal Director of Fondazione Arena di Verona, Chief Conductor of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, and Dean of Soochow University School of Music. He has worked as the Artistic Director and the Chief Conductor of Teatro Massimo Bellini and as the Music Director and the Chief Conductor of Israel Haifa Symphony Orchestra. He has just been announced as the external expert observer of BBC’s Cardiff Singer of the World 2021.
This appointment allows the College to benefit from Xu Zhong’s knowledge, insight and artistry, enhancing the collaboration between music and drama across performance and production and supporting the development of opera as an increasingly global art form. Alongside this it will support RWCMD’s journey towards diversity and further the relationship between Wales and China, Europe and the rest of the world.