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Music Season Introduce 音乐季介绍
Music Season Introduce 音乐季介绍 Profile of
Shenzhen Belt & Road International
Music Season
Music Season Program 音乐季活动


Shenzhen Belt and Road International Music Festival








Along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road (Belt & Road), there are many countries and regions with rich cultural traditions and unique music characteristics. In order to promote cultural communication and collaboration among countries along the Belt and Road as well as the rest of the world, Shenzhen, as the bridgehead of the "21st-century Maritime Silk Road", has been annually hosting “Belt and Road” International Music Festival since 2017. The festival is a symphony of human mutual understanding and share of world civilization, which gathers world’s best cultural and artistic products to bring cultural welfare to the citizens of the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area. At the same time, it also actively explores and cultivates young artistic talents, encourages and promotes artistic creations, and has became the new symbol for Shenzhen’s progress in culture development and international cultural communication.


2017 Shenzhen Belt and Road International Music Festival was held in Shenzhen from March 25th to April 16th, 2017. The festival invited 14 ensembles with over 700 world-renowned musicians from 30 countries and regions, presented 16 high-level concerts and performances. During the festival, five symphony orchestras including Vienna Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Macao Orchestra and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, presented fabulous performances. Other ensemble groups including Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Poland VOLOSI Jazz Group, Plum Blossoms Orchid Bamboo and Chrysanthemum Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble, showed diverse music genres. There were also solo recitals including Pianist Adam Kosmieja and French Harp soloist Xavier de Maistre, as well as percussion performance “The Sound of Ocean” by U-Theatre, which brought wonderful repertoires to Shenzhen audiences. The festival is a showcase of “Belt and Road” cultural spirit and music characters.


In 2018, the festival was held in Shenzhen from March 23rd to April 30th.16 ensembles with over 700 musicians from 40 countries and regions were invited, presenting 18 concerts and performances. Like the first festival, 2018 Shenzhen Belt and Road International Music Festival presented a variety of music genres: symphony, symphonic poem, Chinese folk music, Jazz, world music, etc. Highlight performances of the festival include: The Russian National Orchestra performed classic symphonies with pianist Mikhail Pletnev, Wu Man and Soprano Huang Ying presented their fusion new works, Chinese composer Xiaogang Ye presented his fifth symphony "Lu Xun", and world renowned dance designer Shen Wei premiered his "Xing Yi-Sheng" as the festival’s closing performance.