"We are a team, so the most important thing is to listen to everyone’s point of view. If there are different opinions about how we should sing something, we try every option and then take a group view. No one’s going to be interested in listening to us if we don’t have anything interesting to say (or sing)! We always need to try to present ideas in a way that grabs the audience today - without compromising our music."
On May 20th, the King's Singers brought their "GOLD" tour for the 50thanniversary to China at the NCPA, and is part of the May Festival 2018, a close bound between the choir and the NCPA. Besides their performance at the Concert Hall, the King's Singers presented a non-profit concert at one of the museums in Beijing, as part of an outreach program for the festival.
Pinchas Zukerman / May 16, 2018
"The sound of the violin is the colour of music, and though it is easy to know its basic methods, it is hard to do it. Everything needs to be an exercise before we put our heart into it. Before you run, you have to walk."
Violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman had taught a master class to three young violinists on May 15th, before his concert with the Pacific Symphony from America in the evening. The special day was not only inspired by his words to young Chinese musicians, but he had also given an amazing performance that night and presented two encores for the audience.