First Opening Ceremony of International Piano Art Festival in Xiamen University
A week long " First Opening Ceremony of International Piano Art Festival " in Xiamen University, hosted by Xiamen University and co-hosted by college of arts, Xiamen University, opened on 2014/7/1 evening. Xiamen political commissar chairman, Cai Wanghuai , Xiamen vice president Zhan Xinli with other twenties piano celebrities attended the occasion, presided by associate dean, Chen Shuhua.
The first festival, like a new born baby to the old music city, Xiamen, embraced a bunch of expectations and exploration with many well-known pianists and piano educators from England, Berlin, Manhattan, etc., not to mention domestic famous musicians like Ms. Bao Huiqiao, Mr. Chu Wanhua and Mr. Zhu Xianjie. The Six awesome professional concerts, fifteen master classes ,two lectures and one seminar were all arranged well.
After the declaration of ceremony by vice president, Zhan Xinli , prof. Daniel Elphasten from Manhattan Music College performed a piano concerto, " Yellow River " to display his unique mood of China and other world-wide known repertoires, which earned lots of admiration and permeated audience to his music.
At the end of ceremony, associate dean, Chen Shuhua , remarked " Xiamen is a deep origin of piano, beautifying Xiamen as well. This festival contributes vitality to this city."..