Masterclass with Xian Zhang


With major event restrictions still to be lifted to a point where we can perform for you in the concert hall, we regret that this MSO performance will not proceed.

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Xian Zhang
Students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

MSO 2020 Principal Guest Conductor, and Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, acclaimed Chinese artist Xian Zhang will guide participants through key orchestral repertoire in this special, open masterclass.

Zhang has performed with orchestras across North America in Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Montreal, Ottawa, Cincinnati, Houston and Missesota in addition to appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, British orchestras Philharmonia and English Chamber Orchestra and european orchestras including Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

MSO Masterclasses presented in partnership with the University of Melbourne may be filmed/livestreamed online distribution.

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