Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times

Lang Lang

One of the most significant international artists of his generation

Zhang Huan

World-renowned maestro and pianist Sir Daniel Barenboim is a co-founder of the pioneering West Eastern Divan Orchestra

Sir Daniel Barenboim

The West Eastern Divan Orchestra is composed of musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries

The West Eastern Divan Orchestra

The Academy of Ancient Music enriches the lives of a global audience of music lovers, with recordings and concerts of baroque and classical music that reach tens of thousands each year

Academy of Ancient Music

one of the outstanding composers of his generation

George Benjamin

World-renowned costume and clothing designer

Han Feng

The world famous theatre La Monnaie de Munt presented an ideal location for the debut of SEMELE in 2009

La Monnaie De Munt

A baroque orchestra founded in 1991 by French conductor Christophe Rousset

Les Talens Lyriques

In 2002 Sumi Jo sang at the World Cup in Seoul and in 2003 she was elected as an Artist for Peace of UNESCO

Sumi Jo

President, Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation; Artistic Director, China Philharmonic Orchestra; Music Director, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra & Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Yu Long

Christophe Rousset leads the world famous ensemble Les Talens Lyriques and is a Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, and ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite’

Christophe Rousset

Chen Yi’s rich body of work blends Chinese and Western traditions, transcending cultural and musical boundaries

Chen Yi

A celebration of classical, jazz and contemporary music spearheaded by the illustrious Maestro Yu Long

Music in the Summer Air Festival 2011

One of the world’s most dynamic conductors

Leonard Slatkin

A world class performer, David Hansen has performed accross the globe with many of the world’s leading orchestras

David Hansen

The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since its inception in 1930

BBC Symphony Orchestra

A much-celebrated writer for screen and theatre

Nick Dear

NI Opera has a mission to provide the highest-quality opera to the widest possible audience.

Northern Ireland Opera

Northern Ireland Opera’s dynamic Artistic Director

Oliver Mears

One of the most exciting creative talents to emmerge from the world of Theatre and Opera in recent years

Simon Lima Holdsworth

The KT Wong Foundation invited this talented young conductor to lead the youth orchestra at Belfast Zoo for Noye’s Fludde

Nicholas Chalmers

The Children and Young Women’s Chorus of the China National Symphony Orchestra

National Children’s Choir of China

A true contralto with a wide vocal range

Hilary Summers

Leading opera singer

Simon Kirkbride

Belgian jewellery maker and interior designer

Jehanne De Biolley

One of the world’s finest interpreters of Mozart

Jeremy Ovenden

A master lighting designer

Wolfgang Goebbel

One of the brightest mezzo-sopranos on the opera scene

Ning Liang

a Superb Soprano

Ying Huang

President, China Arts and Entertainment Group

Yu Qiken

Associate director to Robert Lepage

Sybille Wilson

Thomas Michael Allen has established a reputation for his vivid portrayals of a wide range of lyric tenor roles

Thomas Michael Allen

A prolific performer

Yeree Suh

Referred to as an ‘artistic wizard’ in her native Beijing

Su Jie