Zoe Yucong Wang
co-artistic director of Dragonfly International Music Festival
Zoe Yucong Wang
AUG. 11-19, 2019 | CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF 2019 THE 3RD
DRAGONFLY INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
TIANJIN | CHINA
The 2019 Third Dragonfly International Music Festival (DIMF) and the Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition will take place in Tianjin, China from August 10 to 18, 2019. The festival will include three instrumental majors: violin, classical saxophone, and piano. World-class musicians will be teaching in and leading the festival in creating one of the most prestigious classical music festivals in China. This year, the festival will feature a new aspect, the Teacher Training Program, where nationally and internationally-renowned music educators introduce a series of training courses in early childhood and general music pedagogy. Teachers nationwide can learn about and benefit from these prominent methodologies. Amidst the busy course schedule of the festival, tours have also been arranged for students to visit the Qianshan Panshan scenic area in Tianjin. Praised by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty that “If one had known about Panshan, why would one have needed to travel to Jiangnan?” to describe its beauty, students can enjoy cool relieve the mountains bring in the hot summer days of August. Participants can also visit iconic scenic locations of Jincheng, such as Haihe River and Fifth Avenue (Wudadao).
As in previous years, the festival has designed one-on-one lessons, masterclasses, lectures on music and the arts, as well as chamber music coachings and ensemble lessons for the students with the goal of developing a cohesive and an all-rounded education. In addition, the 2019 Dragonfly International Music Festival will be holding the Dragonfly International Youth Music Competition and the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition Preliminaries (China region). The competitions provide a platform for musicians of both professional and non-professional levels of all age groups to interact through competitions and musical exchanges. The professional group/youth category of the violin competition of DIMF also serves as the China regional preliminary round of the 2019 Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition, where the winner will proceed through the preliminary round and be directly accepted to the live competition round in Ukraine. In the 2018 DIMF, two students, upon their display of excellent performances, received the approval of jury member Mr. Oleh Krysa in person and have been invited to participate in the live competition round in Ukraine in October 2019. This year, participants will enjoy the same opportunities. >>> read more