Shu-Cheen Yu returns to the Conservatorium
16 May 2012
Soprano Shu-Cheen Yu will sing a selection of her favourite Chinese folk songs when she returns to the Conservatorium of Music on Sunday 27 May (2pm) for a gala concert co-presented by the Confucius Institute.
Shu-Cheen Yu began her career in Chinese traditional opera and was one of China's best-known folk singers before moving to Australia in 1987. She then enrolled in an Opera and Arts course at the Conservatorium, training as an opera singer while working as a house cleaner to support herself.
She has since become one of Australia's most accomplished singers, performing as a soloist with Opera Australia, the Welsh National Opera, the London City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chinese National Beijing Opera Company.
She performs regularly in her native China and Australia, and has three best-selling CDs on ABC Classics: Lotus Moon, Willow Spirit Song and Serenade.
In her appearance at the Conservatorium, Shu-Cheen will sing some of her favourite Chinese folk and art songs, accompanied by the pianist Stephen Mould, Senior Lecturer in Operatic Studies at the Conservatorium.
The concert is the Confucius Institute's contribution to the 40th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Australia.
Date: Sunday 27 May, 2pm
Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Ticket price: $15 (general admission)
Contact: Xing Jin
Phone: 02 9036 7512