This past week, students at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) auditioned for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train and play among Philharmonic musicians, learning about the life of an orchestra musician from the inside.
Five lucky students — violinist Renchao Yu, violist Kuan Liu, flutist Fangyu Huang, clarinetist Yanru Chiu, and bassoonist Sihong Zhao — will travel to New York in June for a week of immersive activities in all aspects of an orchestral player’s life.
It’s all part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, a joint endeavor of the New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra that included the establishment of the SOA in partnership with the Shanghai Conservatory.
Congrats and see you this summer!
(Photo courtesy of Shanghai Orchestra Academy)