Juilliard School now expected in China in 2019
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.
People protect themselves from heavy smog last week in Beijing’s downtown Guomao area.