The Juilliard School has unveiled the preliminary designs for its new Tianjin Juilliard School, due to open in China in 2019. Construction of the facility will be overseen by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the same firm that was responsible for the 2009 renovations of Juilliard’s New York City campus and the redevelopment of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
The Tianjin Juilliard School is designed to be ‘a centre for performance, practice, and research, as well as interactive exhibitions and communal spaces’ which will ‘welcome the public into the creative process and the performance of music.’
Managed by executive director Alexander Brose and artistic director Wei He, the school will offer a US accredited master’s degree – the first for any performing arts institution in China – and plans to offer a graduate programme in orchestral performance, chamber music performance and collaborative piano; a pre-college programme; and an instrumental training programme.
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