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Lily Zhang

Applied Voice

Lily Zhang
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Dr. Lily Zhang is Chair and professor at Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China where she created the Department of Opera & Chorus. Lily has 35+ years teaching voice and 40+ years stage performance experience since her debut solo at three years old. Lily was a young actress in a professional performance group at thirteen years of age. Lily taught voice at Sichuan Conservatory of Music for 30 years, which is one of the best conservatories in China with over 1,400 voice students. She taught voice at Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) from 2013 to 2015. Lily returned to the CSU-Pueblo Music Department in 2017 and continues her teaching.

In addition to voice teaching and repertoire in the western style (Bel Canto), Lily can also provide students the Eastern style (Chinese music) to broaden students' international knowledge and ability.

Lily Zhang was catapulted into China's opera scene with her successful debut as Fanyi in the Chinese opera “Thunderstorm” at the Shanghai Opera House as part of the 2001 Shanghai International Spring Music Festival. The leading role of Fanyi was chosen by audition from hundreds of opera singers from conservatories of music and opera houses throughout China. In 2017, Lily reprised her role as Fanyi in “Thunderstorm” at the Tianjin Opera House.

Lily is also a guest professor of dozens of conservatory and universities where she holds master classes and concerts not only for herself but also for her colleagues. May 21- June 5, 2019, Lily organized master classes and concerts at five universities of three cities in China for her and four faculty from CSU-Pueblo.

In 2012, Lily gave a very successful concert with American baritone Richard Zeller and the Talich Chamber Orchestra of the Czech Republic in Prague for a New Year’s Concert. The President of the Czech Republic attended the first concert; both the American and Chinese Embassies in Prague sponsored the second concert.

Other Accomplishments Include:

-2002, First Soprano of the Great Wall Concert in, Beijing
-2002, First soprano of New Year’s Concert from in Beijing,
 Chengdu, Chongqing, and Shanghai
-2003, First Soprano of the 81st Hollywood Bowl Eastern Sunrise Service  
 in Los Angeles
-2004, First Soprano of the Great People’s Hall (Chinese White House) in
-2005, First Soprano invited by Shanghai TV for Celebration of 100
 Years of Chinese Movies, Shanghai
-2008, First Soprano invited by China National Grant Theater for solo
 recital in Beijing
-2012, Featured Soprano of Prague New Year’s Concert, Prague, Czech
-Aug.2013 and Aug.2014, Featured soprano of grand concert at Lincoln
 Center New York, USA,
-2013, Featured Soprano of Hong Kong Christmas Concerts Serials
-2014 & 2017, Featured soprano of in Prague Smetana Hall worked with
 North CZ Philharmonic Orchestra
-2014, Featured Soprano in Austria Tulln for Beethoven’s Symphony
 No. 9.
-2015, Featured Soprano of Celebration Concert for the 70th Anniversary
 of WWII Victory Beijing, China
-2016, Featured Soprano of Chinese New Year Concert at the National
 Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China.
-2016, Featured Soprano of four concerts in Czech Republic including the
 leading role of Mesickuna nebihlubokem, opera "Rusalka"
-2016, Featured Soprano of Zhongshan Hall 80th Anniversary Concert,
 Taipei, Taiwan
-2017, Fanyi, first role of opera “Thunderstorm”, Tianjin Opera House,
 Tianjin, China. Cho-Cho-San, opera“ Madame Butterfly”, Colorado’s Vocal Arts Festival.
-2018, Featured Soprano of American-Chinese Musicians Concert,
 Carnegie Hall, New York.
-2019, First Soprano, W.A. Mozart Missa in C minor KV 427, with the
 Denver Philharmonic Orchestra in Denver, Colorado, USA
-2019, Featured Soprano, China Tour Concert of Berliner Symphoniker,
 Chongqing, China
-2019, Featured Soprano of New Year Concert, UESTC Symphony
 Orchestra and Chorus, Chengdu, China      

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