Beijing Music Festival will wrap up with a concert featuring five 20-year-old musicians at Poly Theatre on October 22.
Performed by China Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its music director Yu Long, the concert also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the orchestra. The concert was originally planned to be held in May, because the orchestra was founded in May 2000, but had to be rescheduled because of the COVID-19 breakout.
In past 20 years, the orchestra has fulfilled its goals of becoming one of Asia's leading symphonies and a globally celebrated musical outfit. The world's most influential classical music magazine, Gramophone, listed CPO among the "top 10 most inspiring orchestras" in 2009.
The five musicians were born in the same year as the orchestra. Violinists Yu Mingyue and Lin Ruifeng, cellist Ouyang Nana, pianist Ju Xiaofu and countertenor Liu Shen have all been active on the stage worldwide.
Yu said he saw bright future from these young musicians and hoped they would become next generations Lang Lang, Wang Jian and Yo-yo Ma.