Exporting culture. Chinese audiences discover the cultural richness of Chopin’s homeland
The 4th edition of the festival will kick-off with the concert tour of Grzegorz Niemczuk, the first performance taking place at the Tsinghua University on June 6th. Following that, the world renowned pianist will perform in Zibo, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan and Chongqing. The tour will end with a concert at the Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre on June 15th. Niemczuk’s concerts commence the 4th edition of this highly anticipated festival, with other events taking place respectively until December 2019.
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Mong Man Wai Concert Hall Tsinghua University
The Mong Man Wai (Meng Minwei) Concert Hall was built to commemorate the centennial of the Tsinghua University. It’s 12 meters wide by 7 meters high, with a capacity for a 510 person audience. Fully equipped with professional lighting, sound and scenography, it can host a variety of medium size artistic events – concerts, theatre performances, opera and ballet. It may also be used to hold conference events.
Zibo Grand Theater is part of the enormous Zibo Cultural Center. Made up of 3 glass buildings located by a water reservoir, it spans over an area of 50 ths. sq. m. It consists of an opera building for a 1500 person audience, a concert hall of a capacity of 800 and film centre. The concert hall is fully equipped, while the curtain glass windows provide audiences with a panoramic view during events. At night, the internal lighting of the building makes for an impressive spectacle in itself.
Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall is located in the Wuhan Qintai Culture and Art Center, by Yehu lake – and alongside the Qintai Grand Theatre – is one of its main elements. The symphonic hall can house 1 604 people, while the chamber hall has a capacity of 428. It has a modern setup, entirely different from the grand hall. They are both furbished with the latest equipment and a characteristic lack of reverberation.
The concert hall is located in Langyuan Vintage, within the Langyuan Art Center. Langyuan Vintage is a multi-functional art, culture and business space that was created in a former factory on an area of 29 ths. sq. m. Langyuan Vintage is in the central business quarter on Tonghui Hebei Road in the Chaoyang district, Beijing.
Hebei Province Arts Center is located in Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province. It takes up nearly 15 ha, with a multi-functional theatre (the largest building), a concert hall, a film auditorium, a 8 ths. sq. meter cultural square and an arts salon. The concert hall can house 980 viewers. It’s octogonal shape enhances an even distribution of sound. The 230 sq. m. stage is located at the top of the hall and the spheric diffusers and directoral reflexive surface enhances the quality and force of the acoustics. The concert hall reverberation system is computer operated to cater to various requirements of music and event functions.
The Chongqing Guotai Artistic Center (Cathay Art Center) is located in the central business district of Chongqing – Yunzhong. It takes us an area of 2,91 ha and consists of the Cathay Grand Theatre and the Chongqing Art Gallery. The Cathay Grand Theatre has three halls, the biggest for an 800 person audience and two smaller ones for 350 people each, one of which is a concert hall. This space is designed in a postmodern way to provide audiences with a superb direct sound experience, with no necessity for microphones or sound amplifiers. It is also the only concert hall in Chongqing in which the audience can be seated directly on stage and it’s this quality that makes it perfect for organising chamber concerts.
The Circles of Art Foundation was founded in 2010 as a means to create a space where art meets science. The permeating “circles of art” enable expressing various achievements in the arts, connecting music, theatre, film, visual arts and new media, as well as other interdisciplinary works. In the years 2010-2016, we organized 7 editions of the Festival of European Art Academies and Art “Circles of Art”, alongside which were 7 editions of the film festival “Wakacyjne Kadry” (Summer Frames) in Circles of Art. The festival hosted masters and students from 36 faculties of arts, artists from 19 countries of the world.
These circles continue to expand to different places in Poland and abroad, this time to China.