Core faculty members of the GSA Faculty – Jonathan Papp, Barbara Frittoli and Isabella Radcliffe – will be working with selected vocal students from all over China for 4 days of intensive masterclasses. These will focus on language, interpretation and vocal technique. The aim is to help nurture the huge talent that exists in Beijing and Shanghai providing access to the sort of expertise which is not available in this part of the world. They are a condensed version of the training we offer in Italy during our Summer programme, and will take place as follows:
28 – 30 August – private teaching sessions at the NCPA National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing
31 August – dress rehearsal and public masterclasses in the Concert Hall
2 September – public concert at the Rolex Experience Shanghai
We have seen how well this exchange of culture and musical ideas has worked in our previous masterclasses resulting in some of the best talent being invited to the summer course in Italy. In 2016 the wonderful young Baritone Yang Zhang joined us in Tuscany and this year we welcome 24 year-old Tenor Long Long.