The 2018 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows are off to Nanjing this month, the first time the Fellows have embarked on an international tour. Invited by the Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting, Television, Press and Publication, they will perform two concerts as part of the annual 2018 Nanjing Art Festival.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 Fellows. Photo © Keith Saunders

“Nanjing is one of the most cultural and historical cities in China, having great emphasis on the performing arts,” said City of Sydney Councillor Robert Kok, who helped facilitate the trip.

“It is the first time the City of Sydney will work with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on a culture mission and it surely is the highlight of our long-lasting collaboration with China. It is only fitting that Australia’s premier orchestra represent the City of Sydney in a premier event.

“I am excited to bring opportunities with China and Asia to our Sydney local musicians, especially for our young talented SSO Fellow members who will benefit greatly from international performing opportunities. The SSO Fellows are great cultural ambassadors for the two cities’ relationship as well as the Australia-China relations. This, I hope, will be one of...

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