Yu Song

Novelist, Playwright, Poet

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Yu Song, novelist, playwright, poet, lives in Chengdu, flexibly employed, has published full-length novels “Hometown”, “Customized Times”, “The Rice Shrine”, and “Botanical Man”, and has performed plays such as “The Righteous Chaperone” and “The Ordeal”.

Option 17

Art Exhibition, Workshop, Art Salon, Cooking Good Food, CraftPop-up Show,Community Public Installation

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Option 17e.V was established in Frankfurt, Germany in 2019 as a registered art and curatorial association. lts aim is to bring to gather individuals from diverse creative and cultural backgrounds to promote art and culture. We strive to integrate new exhibition formats. Ranging from architecture, art, and design to culinary arts, through various media and fields. We regularly organize art exhibitions and public cultural events in both Frankfurt and Chengdu.

Li Chuang

Musician, Pianist

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Li Chuang is a young pianist who has previously worked in the United States, currently serves as a piano faculty member at Chengdu Vocational University of the Arts, and is an artist-in-residence at A4 Residency Art Center. His performance venues span notable locations such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Merkin Hall in New York, Tanglewood Music Festival in the United States, the Royal Jazz Myra Hess Memorial Concert in the UK, Chengdu City Concert Hall, YunDuan Tianfu Concert Hall, Shenzhen Bay Arts Center, and Guangzhou Opera House, among others. Conductors Li Chuang has collaborated with include Dr. Cliff Colnot, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Music Now series, and Scott Seaton, Principal Conductor of the North State Symphony in California.

Li Chuang’s performances have been broadcast globally by 98.7 WFMT, the classical music radio station in Chicago. Media coverage includes the International Music Association and the Chicago Forum newspaper. Li Chuang is a graduate of the School of Music at California State Polytechnic University and the School of Music at DePaul University in Chicago, where he studied under the tutelage of renowned pianists Professor Wu Chi, Dr. Daniela Mineva, and Professor George Vatchnadze.