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Yuan Chenye

Chenye Yuan won the gold medal at the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994, and was a jury member at the 15th Competition in 2015. He has also won first prize at Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Finland and was a national winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York.

He performed the role of Chou Enlai at Houston Grand Opera’s 2017 production of Nixon in China, and has also sung the role at San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, Opera Colorado, Cincinnati Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of St Louis and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in New Zealand. He has performed the title role of Rigoletto in nine different productions, among them Welsh National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Palm Beach Opera, Sacramento Opera, San Antonio Opera, Opera Theatre of St Louis and NCPA in Beijing.

In the 2017/18 season, he is the soloist in the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s 6th symphony with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yu Long, and performs at the opening concert of “Russian Cultural Festival” with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev. He will also play the role of Wen Tianxiang in the Marco Polo presented by Guangzhou Opera House in Beijing. Chenye Yuan is currently a vocal professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

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