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Yong, Chen

Tenor CHEN Yong received his master’s degree in vocal performance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and, finished his postgraduate program in the Universitä t für Music und Darstellende Kunst Wien (the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria).

In 2004 and 2005, CHEN Yong participated in the Shanghai International Opera Masterclass series. Mr. CHEN has also won the highest place in the contest for the scholarship to participate in this Masterclass series.

In April 2007 he participated in George Bizet's Carmen and sang the role of Remendado with the Shanghai Orchestra in the Grand Theatre Shanghai conduted by maestro Michel Plasson. As part of the production he rehearsed with the company of the Orange Opera Festival in Avignon, France.

In September 2007 he received a full scholarship to study a Masters of Music degree in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and he sang the role of Rinuccio in the Academy's production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in 2008, and also Bizet’s Carmen as Don Jose in the Academy’s production in 2009. In June 2009, he sang La Bohème as Rudolfo in the concert version performance in Hong Kong City Hall. In January 2010, he sang in the production of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment as Tonio in Hong Kong City Hall, 2012 he sang Carmen as Don Jose with Opera Hong Kong in Grand Theatre Culture Centre Hong Kong. Mr. CHEN also sang Verdi’s Messa da Requiem as tenor solo in Hong Kong City Hall in September 2012.