SSO strengthens ties to China

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra signed an MOU on 17 March with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Orchestra Academy, to provide mentoring and performance opportunities to Chinese students in Shanghai and Sydney.

SSO strengthens ties to China

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SSO Managing Director Rory Jeffes and Maestro Long Yu, Music Director at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and President of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA), said the agreement showed a shared commitment to strengthening connections between their organisations and ensuring the success of classical music in China through training the next generation of musicians.

Under this agreement, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will mentor students at the SOA on 21 May 2015, with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron attending a student audition and critiquing performances.

Three students from the Academy—two violin and one viola—will later fly to Sydney to undertake a training and performance residency from 13 July to 24 July 2015 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

This new agreement builds on the SSO’s existing MOUs with Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, Guangzhou’s Xinghai Conservatory of Music and Guangzhou Opera House.

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