Cultures of China, Festival of Spring
Ms. Song Zuying, the acclaimed Chinese soprano widely considered the “Reigning Queen” of Chinese folk songs, is embarking on a concert tour of the United States this coming February. Her New York concert will feature the American Symphony Orchestra. As a part of the “Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” annual event, she’ll help bring the joy of the Lunar New Year to the New York audience.
CULTURES OF CHINA, FESTIVAL OF SPRING
The “Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” event, begun in 2009, has sponsored many elite art troupes of China, who are sent abroad to help promote Chinese culture and celebrate the traditional Chinese Spring Festival.
MS. SONG ZUYING
Ms. Song is one of the most renowned musical artists in China. She has held solo concert performances at international venues such as the Sydney Opera House (2002), the Vienna Golden Hall (2004), the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts (2008), and London's Royal Albert Hall (2012). Ms. Song performed a duet with tenor Plácido Domingo at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. As part of the opening festivities of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, Song Zuying joined tenor Andrea Bocelli, singer Jay Chou, and concert pianist Lang Lang in a concert titled Charming China at Shanghai Stadium, in front of an audience of 80,000 people.
Ms. Song’s awards and accolades include a Gold Art Award from the Kennedy Center, an honor which she became one of the first two Chinese nationals to receive. She also won an Award of Outstanding Contribution to Chinese National Vocality, among several others. Her CD The Diva Goes to the Movies: A Centennial Celebration of Chinese Film Song was nominated for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of Best Classical Crossover Album.