A Grand Concert Highlights 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange
A wonderful performance in combined eastern and western style was held at Buckingham Palace, London on March 12th with presence of Queen Elizabeth, which was definitely a highlight in 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange. Reignwood Group, the first Chinese enterprise in partnership with London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), attended the concert with Chinese musicians for art exchange with worldwide peers. Due to several sensational investments in Britain like historic building Ten Trinity Square, the Group was praised by London's Mayor Boris Johnson as a Typical Responsible Investor.
It's culture resonation that links a globalized enterprise with a well-known top orchestra. Mr. Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK said, "The cooperation between Reignwood and LSO offers a joyful and inspiring tone to 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange." Both Reignwood and LSO devote a lot to international spread of music and arts, which are great media to close cultural gaps."
Mr Songhua Ni, President of Reignwood Group, said, "It's our honor to collaborate with LSO, a world-famous top orchestras and British cultural organization. We will jointly carry out event series to share LSO's passion and enthusiasm in music and art education with more people.
In early March, British Prince William's visit to China marked the kickoff of 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, followed by various top cultural & art creative activities. "Reignwood will fully support Sino-British cultural exchanges and cooperation on cultural and creative industries." said Dr. ChanChai, Chairman of Reignwood Group, "Along with Ten Trinity Square and Wentworth Club, this cooperation with LSO is a valuable opportunity for us to further understand British history and colorful culture."
UK carries weight in Reignwood's globalization roadmap, where many milestones are completed, including acquisition of historic Ten Trinity Square in 2010 and its restoration and development with original culture and style, as well as opening of Reignwood Chinese Culture Exchange Centre during London Olympics 2012, which serves as a bridge between Chinese and Western cultures, and location for two exhibitions: Chinese Longquan celadon wares and photography featuring Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang. In 2015, the refreshed Ten Trinity Square comprises of private residences, hotels and clubs, presenting historical and cultural vitality. The partnership between Reignwood and LSO is another evidence for our confidence and resolution in international cultural and sports exchanges, and commitment to investments in the UK.
The concert is a big cultural event between China and the west, which conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, Principal Guest Conductor of LSO and performed by Yuja Wang, the popular Chinese young pianist.
Founded in 1904, LSO boasts world-class conductors and players with high reputation. This well-established royal symphony orchestra engages in promoting and popularizing classical music by innovative and unique philosophy and cross-border cooperation. Kathryn McDowell, Executive Director of LSO, said, "Reignwood's sponsorship will help us further introduce our concerts to families and schools, and reach more Chinese audiences."
2015 is a milestone year in the history of China-UK cultural relations. Reignwood Group plans to hold more cultural activities with the purpose to strengthen cultural exchanges and industrial cooperation between China and UK, and further mutual understanding and friendship.