Perez performs before the Chinese Vice President at UK-Chinese conference in Shangai
Gibraltarian musician Jeremy Perez will today perform in Shanghai with the Dulwich World Percussion Ensemble in front of the Chinese Vice President Liu Yandong, British Health Minister Jeremy Hunt and the Chinese Vice Mayor Weng Tiehui.
The UK and China event marks the 4th Sino-British High Level Humanity and Culture Exchange Mechanism Conference. The Dulwich Mei Lan Fang choir will also be taking part in this event.
Mr Perez is currently teaching at Dulwich International College in Shanghai on a professional development program set up by the Royal Northern College of Music. He will be directing the Dulwich World Percussion Ensemble together with Matthew Goss.
Over the past four months Mr Perez has been teaching classes from primary to secondary school level in Shangai and has been taking part in various productions such as Camina Burana as well as developing Rock Band programmess for the school’s lunchtime extra curricular activities.
At Dulwich College Shanghai, the World Percussion Ensemble performs in various percussion styles from around the world. “As part of getting to know the culture of our host country, Traditional Chinese Drumming forms a large component of the groups repertoire. We also venture into the world of Taiko from Japan, African drumming and Latin percussion styles,” says Mr Perez who is looking forward to today’s special performance.