Ambassador Qin Gang Visits The Juilliard School
2021/09/08

On September 8, 2021, Ambassador Qin Gang visited The Juilliard School and met with President Damian Woetzel, President Emeritus Dr. Joseph Polisi and exchanged views with teachers and students.

 

Ambassador Qin said he was pleased to visit Juilliard again after six years. He spoke highly of Juilliard's contribution to promoting people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States as a top international performing arts conservatory. He stressed that state-to-state relations are in fact for the people and he will unremittingly promote cultural and educational exchanges between China and the United States and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples. He said, Tianjin Juilliard is a high-level China-U.S. joint-venture institution, and it is hoped that the school will cultivate more outstanding international artists and continue to play an exemplary role. China will continue to provide strong support to the development of the school.

President Woetzel warmly welcomed Ambassador Qin's visit, and said that Juilliard will further strengthen cooperation with China. He has full confidence in the future of Tianjin Juilliard and will continue to make positive efforts for the friendship between the two countries.

 

Tianjin Juilliard is a joint-venture institution by Juilliard School and Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and it started enrollment in 2019. The school has three master's programs, i.e. orchestral studies, chamber music performance and collaborative piano, and there are 105 pre-college students and 70 postgraduate students. International students accounted for 39% of the first 34 postgraduate students, who come from eight countries and regions, including the US, Republic of Korea, Hungary, Colombia and Uzbekistan.

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