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Professor Yali You Returns From Sabbatical in China


Yali You, professor of music, recently returned from five weeks of artistic and scholarly activities in China during her sabbatical in spring 2017. In the Xian Conservatory of Music and Soochow University School of Music, Dr. You taught multiple masterclasses on cello performance and chamber music, gave series of public lectures, coached four chamber music groups, and conducted a Cello Ensemble of 25 members which consists of both faculty and students. Dr. You performed with over 30 faculty and students in a large concert on May 19. In addition, Dr. You attended a cello conference in Beijing with cellists from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

Dr. You first introduced the artistic form of cello chamber music and cello ensemble to the music world of China in 2003. For over a decade, she has been working closely with colleagues there to develop the cello chamber music into a major art form in China. With standing invitations from five institutions to teach and conduct, Dr. You plans to continue her efforts in bridging Eastern and Western cultures in the future.