March 1, 2021 – I am excited to announce a new collaboration with the Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble that will culminate in the creation of a song cycle in December this year. Building on my work with iSing! and the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in 2020, this project is centered on contemporary reflections of Chinese poetry. I am very grateful for the support of Katherine Chu and the Tianjin Juilliard School, without whom this commission would not be possible.
About the Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble:
Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble is a world class mixed instrument ensemble showcasing the distinguished faculty from The Tianjin Juilliard School.
As the resident ensemble of The Tianjin Juilliard School, Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble features some of the world’s finest classical musicians. They are solo artists and former members of award winning chamber groups and top orchestras from North America, Europe and Asia.
These accomplished performers will blend their talents to present concerts that draw on the musicians’ international backgrounds to create programs that are both dazzling and thought-provoking. The Ensemble encompasses strings, winds, brass, harp, percussion and piano allowing for versatile programming including both small and large ensemble repertoire sure to delight audiences.
As one of the most anticipated new ensembles in China, Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble started its inaugural season in 2019 with performance tours in China, South Korea in addition to regular concert series in Tianjin and Beijing.