张建一 JIANYI ZHANG
Chinese-Born American tenor Jianyi Zhang is the director of committee of elite professors of the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, as well as a guest professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Hang Zhou Pedagogical University.
Mr. Zhang is a regular guest artist at the world's leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, National Opéra Paris-Bastille, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid, National Opéra de Lyon, Teatro Comunale di Firenze,Washington Opera, Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, and many more. Where he sung over forty-five leading tenor roles.
The recently highlights for his activities: The role of Nemorino in L’Elisir D’Amore with the NPAC; the role of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with CCOM 75 anniversary ceremony in The Concert Hall of Beijing; The role of Rodolfo in La Boheme with Hang Zhou Philharmonic; The role of Da Xing in the Savage Land with Beijing International Music Festival; various concert with China philharmonic; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Guang Zhou Symphony Orchestra; Cheng Du Symphony Orchestra etc.
Mr. Zhang is the only Chinese-born opera singer who represented by the world most famous classical music recording company of Universal. Along with his world-wide published solo album – “Great Tenor Arias” by Decca label, he also recorded a live performance of the role of Leopold in Vienna State Opera's La Juive on DVD for the DG label of Universal. Recently, he partnered with the recording company Denon as well as,where he made the List’s Faust Symphony with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Five individual albums of art song, include various languuages such as French, Italian, German and Chinese, which published by Shanghai Music Publishing House.
Mr. Zhang is a graduate from the Julliard Opera Centre and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. His lifelong achievement awards include winning the 1st prize at Belvedere International Opera Competition in Vienna in 1984 as well as a grant winner of Pavarotti International Vocal Competition in Philadelphia in 1988, and the First Prize Winner MEF Vocal Contest, Sullivan Award, the Opera Index Vocal Contest of NY, and the Winner of MET Audition and Liderklause Foudation all in 1989. He is the winner of outstanding Achievement Awards as the “Outstanding People of the 20th Century-in honor of an outstanding contribution to French Opera” by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge in England in 1998. He is one of great American chose by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge in the book of “A thousand great Americans” in 2003.