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2021 China (Ningbo) Grand Canal International Piano Art Festival to be held from May 4th to 10th

The Grand Canal International Piano Art Festival, sponsored by the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Department, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and Ningbo Municipal People’s Government, is a high-level event at home and abroad. The internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang serves as the artistic director. The main activities of the festival include the opening ceremony, the semifinals and finals of the Lang Lang Cup Piano Competition, the closing ceremony and the award concert, etc. The opening ceremony will be held on May 5th at the Water Square of Ningbo Grand Theater. At that time, ten characteristic towns along the canal in the five cities of Ningbo, Hangzhou, Huzhou, Jiaxing, and Shaoxing will "resonate at the same frequency" with hundreds of pianists playing at the same time. The closing ceremony will be held at the Grand Theater of Ningbo Culture Square on May 10th. Lang Lang will perform on the same stage with the champions of each group of competitions.   

In addition to Lang Lang, the internationally renowned pianist and educator Zhu Yafen, the director of the piano department of the Central Conservatory of Music Wei Danwen, the professor and doctoral supervisor of the Central Conservatory of Music Wu Ying, the guest master, the professor of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music Pavel Na Sethian will also come to Ningbo to carry out activities such as master concerts, master music lessons, master music lectures, and piano art public welfare activities. It is reported that these activities are open to the public, and all tickets will be offered for free through online ticket grabbing, offline ticket collection, and group reservations. From now until May 10, Ningbo Daily will launch a free ticket collection event for checking the public piano. By attracting the participation of the general public and having a good interaction between professional and amateur, on-site and off-site, the sound of the piano will float in every corner of Ningbo

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