Thursday, December 15, 2016
RDAM professor appointed Head of percussion section in NYO-China
Professor Gert Mortensen will be head of percussion section in newly established youth orchestra
RDAM Professor Gert Mortensen is appointed leader of the percussion section in the newly established National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China), inspired by Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).
For two weeks in July, approximately one hundred high school-aged musicians will gather at Western Connecticut State University in the Northeast United States to participate in an intensive two-week training program under the direction of music director Jindong Cai, a group of world-class teaching artists, and renowned conductor Ludovic Morlot. After two weeks of preparation, the orchestra will debut in Carnegie Hall in New York City with a concert featuring Yuja Wang and will thereafter embark on a three-city concert tour of China featuring soloist Olga Kern.
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