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Classical Musical Connections

On this episode of the China Path Podcast we catch up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra while on their 10 day tour of China in May, performing in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Beijing. We caught up with the MSO's Chairman Michael Ullmer on the Shanghai leg of their tour to discuss the popularity of classical music among young people in China, what's involved in putting a China tour together and how cultural ties can help to bring opportunities for Australian business.

Michael Ullmer is the Chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as a trustee of the National Gallery Australia. He is also on the board of Lendlease Group that this year has broken into China's booming aged care industry, becoming one of the first foreign firms to do so without a local Chinese partner.