On May 26th, ShanghaiTech University signed a tripartite agreement with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, formalizing a new strategic partnership that will strengthen communication across cultures and disciplines and boost the integration between science and arts.
“At ShanghaiTech, we develop students’ academic potential in science and technology and nurture their cultural awareness, creativity and aesthetic sensitivity through general education and fine arts,” said Yin Jie, Vice President and Provost of ShanghaiTech University. “The partnership brings a chance for students and faculty, and even for music lovers in Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park to appreciate world-class music performance up close and engage in musical activities. We hope bringing music and science together like this will inspire innovation and creativity,”
Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky said, “We are delighted to partner with two important institutions that share these goals as we continue a beautiful model of exchange through music. Over the next three years, we look forward to exploring new ways to deepen our connections to China through this unique collaboration.”
In the following three years, ShanghaiTech will invite the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra for residency activities, including side-by-side rehearsals and concerts, coaching sessions and master classes. Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will also participate in student music activities on campus to enhance students’ musical cultivation and arts education.
ShanghaiTech focuses on students’ holistic personal development and there are over 60 student societies and clubs on campus, including ShanghaiTech Orchestra.