Juil­liard School now ex­pected in China in 2019

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The first over­seas cam­pus of a prom­i­nent clas­si­cal mu­sic in­sti­tu­tion, the Juil­liard School, will open in Tian­jin in the fall of 2019, the school’s pres­i­dent, Joseph Polisi, said re­cently in Bei­jing.

The long-ex­pected school will bring Juil­liard to Tian­jin, about 40 min­utes by high-speed train from Bei­jing.

“What we will use (in Tian­jin) is the ap­proach that we have in New York, which may be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from China’s con­ser­va­to­ries. We are in­ter­ested in the stu­dents’ growth holis­ti­cally, not only as young artists but also as young adults,” Polisi says, adding that the school will pro­vide pro­grams that go be­yond arts, in­clud­ing en­trepreneur­ship and com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grams.

Founded in New York in 1905, Juil­liard has trained some of the world’s lead­ing artists, in­clud­ing Van Cliburn, Re­nee Flem­ing and Yo-Yo Ma.

Juil­liard’s links with China go back to the 1920s when it re­cruited its first Chi­nese stu­dent.

ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY

Peo­ple pro­tect them­selves from heavy smog last week in Bei­jing’s down­town Guo­mao area.

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