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2019 China, May 20: Beijing

May 22, 2019

Violinists Richard Amoroso and Yayoi Numazawa warm up for the morning’s rehearsal for that evening’s final round of the first-ever China International Music Competition, created by the Global Music Education League and the China Conservatory of Music. Photo by Chris Lee

Manager of Artist Services Kate Schimmer prepares coffee for Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Photo by Chris Lee

The brass section during rehearsal. Photo by Chris Lee

After rehearsal, three of the current Orchestra members who were on the historic 1973 Tour to China pose in front of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA): (left to right) bass player Michael Shahan, violist Renard Edwards, and violinist Davyd Booth. Photo by Chris Lee

Violinists Yayoi Numazawa (left) and Mei Ching Huang on the bus back to the NCPA for that night’s concert. Photo by Chris Lee

The performance was broadcast on Medici.tv, Youku.com, Amadeus.tv, and iQIYI. Photo by Chris Lee

Yannick and the Orchestra opened the concert with Wagner’s Overture to Act I of Lohengrin. Photo by Chris Lee

The official judges of the China International Music Competition, comprised of musicians from around the world. Photo by Chris Lee

As the first finalist to perform, Canadian Tony Siqi Yun plays Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto. Photo by Chris Lee

American Mackenzie Melemed performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Photo by Chris Lee

And finally Russian Alexander Malofeev plays Prokofiev’s Third Concerto. Photo by Chris Lee

Tony Siqi Yun was named first-prize winner and is awarded his medal by Wang Liguang, president of the China International Music Competition, chairman of the Global Music Education League, and president of the China Conservatory of Music. Second prize was awarded to Alexander Malofeev and third prize to Mackenzie Melemed. Photo by Chris Lee

Yannick poses with the winners. Photo by Chris Lee

Trumpet player Anthony Prisk shows off his trademark leap in front of the NCPA. Photo by Chris Lee

Wang Liguang and the Competition host a post-concert dinner at a Peking duck restaurant, where Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky thanks them for inviting the Philadelphians to be part of such a prestigious event. Photo by Chris Lee