The 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival, which was once held in Suzhou in 2014, kicked off again in the city on July 24 and will last till August 29. The event has attracted 43 young singers from 15 countries, and 13 world famous opera experts and music professors have been invited to give performances and share their expertise. It encompasses training sessions and performances, including singing lectures, visits and related activities as well as two concerts. The event is designed to offer an opportunity for young singers to better understand eastern and western cultures and pursue higher artistic accomplishments.
 
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iSING! Suzhou Int'l Young Artists Festival opens
The opening concert of the 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival was held at the Grand Theatre of Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre on July 30. [MORE]
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2017 iSING! Suzhou China Audition Finals kicks off
The China Audition Finals of the 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival kicked off at Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre on April 16. [MORE]
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iSING! Suzhou artists wish IM Pei "Happy Birthday" through video
Tian Haojiang, a Chinese basso opera singer living in the United States and art director of iSING!, and his wife, Martha Liao, president of Asian Performing Arts Council (APAC), visited Suzhou Museum on April 17 when he was serving as a juror at the China audition finals for the festival then. They recorded a video blessing for Ieoh Ming Pei, designer of Suzhou Museum, to mark the international renowned architect's 100th birthday. Then Tian and Liao visited the IM Pei Documents exhibition at Suzhou Art Gallery. [MORE]
iSING!singers enjoy delicious Suzhou food
Chinese and foreign singers who came to Suzhou for the 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival visited ancient Xietang Street and tasted Suzhou food during their lunch break on Aug 4. They were deeply impressed by the beautiful sceneries and delicate food. [MORE]
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iSING flashes in SIP office
A special parcel was delivered to an SIP office on Aug 11. With the parcel unpacked, iSing singers appeared in the applause of the recipients. It was a special program Opera Flashes Life of the 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival. [MORE]
Stanford professor gives a lecture on music
Jindong Cai, a professor of performance at Stanford University and chief conductor of the closing concert of the 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival, gave a lecture to over 100 music enthusiasts at Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre on Aug 4. He laid emphasis on the development of western classical music in China as well as the close relations between western music and China's politics and diplomacy. The participants showed great interest. [MORE]
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iSING! summer concert staged at Suzhou Museum
As one of a series of activities of the 2017 iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival, the "Puccini Fest" Summer Concert was staged at Suzhou Museum, a famous landmark building in Suzhou, on August 5. The audience were treated to the fantastic singing performances by 20 Chinese and foreign young singers. [MORE]
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