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沈逸文 Yiwen Shen

Yiwen Shen is a Chinese conductor, composer, and pianist. He currently serves as the assistant dean of performance activities at The Tianjin Juilliard School. Shen made his conducting debut in China with the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra at the National Performing Arts Center in Beijing. He has also worked with many orchestras in Europe and North America. Shen has received many composition awards in China and abroad. His full-length ballet, The Crane Calling, commissioned by the National Ballet of China, premiered in 2015, toured over 30 cities in China, and received its European debut in 2017 and North American debut in 2018. Shen holds a dual bachelor’s in composition and German studies from Bard College and the Bard Conservatory of Music, a master’s and doctorate in composition from Juilliard, and a master’s in orchestral conducting from the University of Maryland.


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