Vice Chairman of Chinese Musicians Association, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Musicians Association, Director of the Vocal Performance Department of Shanghai Conservatory, Mr. Changyong LIAO is one of the most outstanding Chinese vocalists and opera performers who occupy a notable position on the international stage.
Changyong LIAO is winner of many international competitions, including three First Prizes within one year (in 1996 and 1997). He has collaborated with many top orchestras and top vocalists including Domingo and Carreras. He has hold more than 20 recitals around the world. On November 7, 2008, he collaborated with the Czech Phiharmonic Orchestra in the Vienna Goldensaal, to international acclaim.
Placido Domingo described LIAO as “a great singer! We are greatly touched by his music... It's hard to imagine that he possesses a deep heart at such a young age. He has incredible technique and sense of music... a talent of the young generation.” Washington Post reviewed his performance in Nov. 2000 that “committed and credible in his acting, LIAO inhabited the role like a born Verdi singer, with a dark-hued baritone, vibrant high notes, idiomatic Italian and a command of the long line.”