Happy 70th birthday to the Sichuan Conservatory of Music!

clockwise from upper left: Li Yuchun, Li Yundi, He Jie, Tan Weiwei, Pan Hongyue, Wei Chen, Alan, Ma Xueyang (Top Combine)

What do world-class pianoists Li Yundi, Super Girl and Boys Li Yuchun (1st), He Jie (4th), Tan Weiwei(2nd), Wei Chen(3rd), Top Combine’s Ma Xueyang, Pan Hongyue and Alan Dawadolma all have in common?

They came from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, the school we’re all biased for. In an unofficial count, around half of all mainland singers who have good vocals are either from Sichuan or went to the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. In the last four Super Girl/Boy competitions, 9 out of the 16 top 4 singers fit in the above category.

For their school’s birthday, Li Yuchun, He Jie and Wei Chen performed free on the 14th in a “national singing competition winner’s concert” hosted by the school of pop music. Li Yundi performed at another concert on the 13th.

Here’s to Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Happy birthday, and may you produce many more talented students.

Wei Chen singing a song that really grew on me, but may never be released because Le Huo Nan Huo didn’t do good enough.

Pictures of them at the concert below the cut (more…)