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The Music and Cultural Leadership Series: Music Festivals in China—Cultural, Educational, and Economic Impacts

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time and Location

Tuesday, October 25,2016
Registration:  6:00-6:30 pm
Conversation:  6:30-7:00 pm
Performance and Q&A:  7:00-7:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong'anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

Click HERE to register via EVENTBANK.

Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Please join us in a conversation among Robert Blocker, the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale University, Can GAO, widely renowned concert violinist, and Yue SUN, Art Director of Shenzhen New Rhythm Art Troop, followed by a performance by Can GAO.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker(s)

Robert Blocker
The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music and Professor of Piano, Yale School of Music and Professor of Management, Affiliate

Robert Blocker is the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale, a position he has held since 1995. In 2004 the Yale University Press published The Robert Shaw Reader, edited by Robert Blocker. Now in its third printing, the volume is presently being translated for publication in Korea. In 2006 he was named honorary Professor of Piano at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He has performed throughout the world.

Concert Violinist; Associate Violin Professor, Central Conservatory of Music; Music Director, Poly Wedo Music Education Program

Widely renowned as one of the most talented violinists of his generation, Mr. Gao enjoys an international career, appearing with major orchestras and at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world. In 2014, Mr. Gao was appointed the ambassador of the renowned Verbier Festival (VFO) and has become the only official ambassador of Chinese nationality. He has won numerous prizes and awards including the top violin prize of the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition.

International Visiting Scholar, Yale School of Music; Art Director, Shenzhen New Rhythm Art Troop

Ms. Sun is an International Visiting Scholar at Yale School of Music. She is currently the Art Director of Shenzhen New Rhythm Art Troop, and the Vice Dean of Shenzhen Piano Festival Committe. She is also the Vice Dean and Director of the office at Shenzhen (Futian) Dance Festival.

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