The world-renowned Juilliard School in New York City will open its first school abroad in China's northern city of Tianjin. The Tianjin campus will not only attract music talents to its top-level education, but also provide the local community with great access to fine arts.
Violinist Stephanie Song studied at Juilliard School for 13 years. She now teaches at Soochow University.
She is very excited that her alma mater will open a new campus in China, giving young music talents in China and neighbouring countries the same level of elite music education close to home... in the city of Tianjin, just 45-minutes high-speed train ride from Beijing.
The program has been in the spotlight since it was unveiled by China's first lady Peng Liyuan, during President Xi Jinping's state visit to the US in September.
The program is a highlight of people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States. The president of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, the partner of Juilliard, Xu Changjun says the benefits will go far beyond the campus.
Tianjin campus of Juilliard
" I believe Tianjin will become a hub for top musicians and young talents once the school is opened. The joint program with the Tianjin Conservatory of Music will share these high-level resources not only with our students, but also many others across China," Xu said.
The school will also host about 150 concerts and master classes every year, mostly free of charge to locals.
The Juilliard Tianjin School will become a flagship program in the education field.
- Editor:Albert | Source: 央视网
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