Known for her formidable and emotive voice, Haolan Geng won the gold medal at the First Music Competition of the Guangdong Arts Festival in 2007. A graduate of the Guangzhou Conservatory of Music, she earned critical acclaim for her 2008 graduation recital. She later went on to star with the Guangdong Opera Company, and gained international attention in 2009 upon winning first prize in New Tang Dynasty Television’s International Chinese Vocal Competition.
Qu Yue performed in New Tang Dynasty Television’s 2006 and 2007 Global Chinese New Year Gala. He won Honorable Mention in the bel canto male division of New Tang Dynasty Television’s First International Chinese Vocal Competition in 2007.
Min Jiang has had a flourishing career that began at age 17, when she was selected to perform professionally as a featured soloist with the Heilongjiang Province Arts Troupe. She has received coaching in both Chinese folk singing and Western vocal methods from many accomplished voice teachers, and has been an adjudicator for the New Tang Dynasty Television International Chinese Vocal Competitions since their inception in 2007. Since joining Shen Yun Performing Arts, she has given over 1,300 performances on many of the world’s great stages.
Rachael Yu Ming Bastick
Rachael Yu Ming Bastick began the study of both music and dance at age 5, with early training in piano, violin, and singing. She regularly performed and won numerous youth competitions in her native Australia, before continuing her studies of dance and music in the United States. She graduated from Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and later pursued advanced studies in vocal performance at Fei Tian College, both in New York.
Yuan Ling’s singing talent was discovered at age 14 during a vocal competition in China. She first studied at the secondary school of the China Conservatory of Music as a voice major and, later, the Opera Division of the college program. She is the gold medalist of the 2010 Castel Sant’Angelo International Singing Competition (Italy), and winner of China’s 2011 Nationwide Colleges of the Arts Opera Competition.
Xiaochun Qi is a graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 1991, she received the Performer’s Award at the 14th “Spring of Shanghai” International Erhu Competition. From 2004 to 2006 she performed in New Tang Dynasty Television’s annual Chinese New Year productions. Since joining Shen Yun Performing Arts in 2006, she has performed to tremendous acclaim while touring with the company.
Tian Li began studying voice at age 7 before attending China’s Shenyang Conservatory of Music. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she then also pursued her master’s degree at the Conservatory. Tian Li has won awards at many vocal competitions. After auditioning into Shen Yun Performing Arts, she furthered her study of voice with D.F., professor at Fei Tian College, in the United States.
Thế Tùng Lâm
Tenor Thế Tùng Lâm is a former soloist with the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet, where he performed many lead roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. In 2022, he won second place at New Tang Dynasty Television’s International Vocal Competition, and made his debut with Shen Yun Performing Arts in its 2023 season.
Tang Ming joined Shen Yun Performing Arts after a 40-year professional singing career in China. Among his most notable performances was the role of Tony in the Chinese production of West Side Story. In 2022, he received honorable mention at New Tang Dynasty Television’s International Vocal Competition.
Peng Huang began violin studies with his father at the age of 8. In 2000, he graduated from the Xi’an Conservatory of Music and joined the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, both in China. After moving to the United States and joining Shen Yun Performing Arts in 2014, he pursued study of voice with Fei Tian College professor D.F. in New York. In 2018, he won third place at New Tang Dynasty Television’s International Vocal Competition.
Gao Liang earned his master’s degree in vocal performance at the prestigious Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. He is the winner of multiple international singing competitions in Europe. Before joining Shen Yun, he starred in the principal roles of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, and Nemorino in Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore, among many others. In 2022, he sang the principal role of Minister Wang in Shen Yun’s original opera The Stratagem.
A former track and field national-level athlete in China, Chao Wang later pursued advanced studies in vocal performance at Fei Tian College in New York. This season, he is making his debut with Shen Yun Performing Arts.