Examiner of Royal Conservatory of Music Lauds Shen Yun’s Pianist and Musicians

“It was very moving. The pianist, the accompanist [for the erhu soloist]—she did a beautiful job. The erhu is spectacular. It’s just beautiful.”

“Everything was nice, the colours, the backdrop and how the characters go in and out was phenomenal.”

“[The live orchestra] was a treat! Nice to have that. And they’re very good, very nice, clean sound, nice dynamic. It was well done.”

“[The conductor] did a great job. He kept them together nice and cleanly, with the nice louds and softs in a dynamic that made it interesting.”

“[Regarding the combination of Chinese and Western instruments], it worked. It was beautiful. It blends well.”

“[The coordination between the live music and the stage performance was] very tight together, very good. Their musical choices reflect the actors and the dancing, and even when the [soprano] sang her solos—beautiful words, good message all throughout.”

“If you haven’t seen it, I would definitely check it out. It was quite a beautiful experience today. I’m really glad we came down.”

 

Amanda de Boer, examiner at the Royal Conservatory of Music, musician, piano teacher
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
Shen Yun New York Company
January 4, 2018