Soprano Cindy Zhuxin Wang is the first person from the People’s republic of China to receive the Doctor of Music Arts degree in voice performance from The United States of America.
Cindy Wang, from the age of 18, has been the youngest leading soprano in the Shanghai Opera Theater. While engaging in dozens of successful Chinese and western opera performances, this recipient of many awards for young songers and opera professionals in China and Amrican has appeared frequently as leading singer inconcerts and public Radio and Television in China and Japan, including several major roles in telesed musical and musical plays. Cindy recorded many scored of theme somgs for movies and T.V. series. She was also a hostess and music teacher for special music program on T.V. and Radio. In one major profect, she introduced the Chinese folk music geritage in T.V. series of 27 segements. She was slected as one of the ten best young artists in Shanghai and a documentary was made of her life before she came to America. Cindy has also been a librettist for many new musicals and premiered them in San Francisco and New York. Cindy is now actively engaged in performances and recitalss, her most recent performances including several world premiered of musicals in San Francisco, concerts in carnegie Hall, New York, Boston, Hawaii, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Washinton D.C.. Cindy is a versatile musician, many composers love to work with her because of her ability in classical, folk, and comtemporary music. Her deep understanding and skillful singing style in Western and eastern music.
Chinese born, American tenor Jianyi Zhang was trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the American Opera Centre of The Juilliard School. In 1984 he won the First Prize in the famous Belvedere Competition in Vienna and in 1988 the Grant Award from the international Luciano Pavarotti Competition in Philadelphia. He is a Sullivan Award and Crawath Memorial Award winner, as well as a recipient of the Sullivan Foundation grant and of a Metropolitan Opera Company Education Fund grant. Jianyi Zhang has been acclaimed in Europe and North America for the beauty and expressiveness of his singing. His extensive operatic repertoire includes many principal roles which he has sung in Europe with such renowned companies as the Paris Bastille, OpČra de Lyon, OpČra Comique de Paris, OpČra de Nice, ThČČtre Chatelet de Paris, ChorČgies d’Orange Festival, Palais de Paris-Bercy, Festival of Europe Culture Centre Lisbon 94, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Tampere Opera in Finland, and in North America with the New York City Opera, Washington Opera, Opera Pacific, Michigan Opera Theatre, Greater Miami Opera, Utah Opera, Florentine Opera, et cetera. Mr. Zhang has also sung orchestral works with the following ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin (former Radio Symphony), Helsinki Philharmonic, Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Philharmonie Nationale de France, KRO Amsterdam, RTVE Madrid, Denmark National Radio Symphonic Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Colorado, Tucson, Sherbrooke, Springfield, San Antonio, Vancouver, Minneosta, and Puerto Rico. As a recitalist, Mr. Zhang made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1986. Jianyi Zhang’s engagements from 1996 to 1998 include his Metropolitan Opera debut with Gounods Faust, followed by Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon; Rigoletto with L’OpČra de MontrČal, La BohŹme with Opera de QuČbec, Macbeth with Staatsoper Stuttgart in Germany, Tosca at the Boston Lyric Opera, Da-Xing in Jin’s Savage Land with the Vancouver Opera and L’Elisir d’amore with New Israeli Opera. With the New York City Opera he has sang Rodolfo, Alfredo and Don JosČ. The “highlights” of the 1999/2000 season were a semi-staged LakmČ with OpČra de MontrČal, Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera, his highly acclaimed debut as Robert in a new production of Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, a concert in Carnegie Hall with the New York Opera Orchestra as Cassio in Otello, and a return to Savonlinna Opernfestival in Summer 2000 both with the 1999 production of Gounod’s Faust and New Israeli Opera’s L’Elisir d’amore. In addition to further performances of Robert le diable in Berlin, new projects include engagements at the with Wiener Staatsoper for Linda Chamounix (May 2001), Rigoletto, HalČvy’s La Juive and Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer.