Con Forms Connection with China
Over fall break, the Conservatory sent a faculty delegation to China as a part of the institution’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its relations with Asia.
“We had a terrific trip to China,” said Conservatory Dean David H. Stull.
Oberlin professors gave master classes at Beijing’s prestigious Central Conservatory of Music, an enriching experience for both students and teachers alike. Such interactions allowed for further exchange of ideas and interpretations of art between different cultures and traditions.
Talks with the head of the National Foundation for Orchestras in China have led to an endeavor that will be realized over the next several years, which will yield a number of concerts in the United States and in China in order to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.
The Conservatory’s future also holds a collaborative performance with the China National Peking Opera Company. In addition, the documentary about the 2007 Oberlin International Piano Competition made by CCTV, the official television network of China, has had “a terrific response in China,” according to Stull.
“We are continuing conversations on several other ongoing projects,” said Stull.