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NYO-China Performance and Discussion on Chamber Music Education in China

Monday, July 23, 2018

Co-hosted by the Yale School of Music, NYO-China and Yale Center Beijing.

Time and Location

Monday, 07/23/2018
Registration:   6:00-6:30 pm
Remarks, Performance and Q&A:   6:30-8:00 pm

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

Registration and Fees

Ticket: Free
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

This July, the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China) presents 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.

The Speakers

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Robert Blocker
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.

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Vincent Accettola (16' BS)
Managing Director, NYO-China

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.

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Nicholas Brown (16' BS)
Director of Project Development, NYO-China

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.

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Qing Li
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.


-   Vincent Accettola: “NYO-China Program Overview”
-   Student Performance: W. A. Mozart, Quartet No. 14 in G Major, 4th Movement
-   Robert Blocker: “Building Global Bridges of Understanding through Music”
-   Student Performance: Astor Piazzola, Libertango, arr. Scott
-   Qing Li: “The Art of Chamber Performance”
-   Student Performance: Malcolm Arnold Brass Quintet, Movement 1
-   Nicholas Brown: “The Importance of Arts and Philanthropy”
-   Student Performance: Louis Spohr, Nonet in F Major, Movement IV
-   Q&A

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