The Asian Youth Orchestra performs at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing this month. One in five players comes from mainland China. Photo: Tom Wang
The Asian Youth Orchestra performs at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing this month. One in five players comes from mainland China. Photo: Tom Wang

Young Chinese musicians take growing role in Asian Youth Orchestra as opportunities to play professionally in China grow

Players credit stints with the Hong Kong-based youth orchestra for helping them win places in professional orchestras, whose number in China alone has doubled to 80 in the past decade

The Asian Youth Orchestra performs at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing this month. One in five players comes from mainland China. Photo: Tom Wang
The Asian Youth Orchestra performs at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing this month. One in five players comes from mainland China. Photo: Tom Wang
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