Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University Holds 9th Chinese Song Contest for Secondary School and College Students in Kyrgyzstan

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University in Kyrgyzstan [Time]    2019-12-13 16:58:49 
 

On December 6th, the 9th Chinese Song Contest for Secondary School and College Students in Kyrgyzstan, themed on “Set Young Souls Free and Sing for Dreams”, was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University in its concert hall. After the preliminary, 21 groups of contestants made it to the final. Azamat Satiev, Vice President of Bishkek State University, GulzatIsamatova, Kyrgyz Director of the Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University, Zhang Shicai, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University, Zhu Lei, Representative of the Embassy of People's Republic of China in the Kyrgyz Republic and more than 300 people including representatives of Chinese companies, Kyrgyz teachers and students watched the contest.

The contest started with the dance “Scholars Playing with Paper Fans” performed by the students from the Confucius Classroom at No. 95 Middle School, affiliated with the Confucius Institute at Bishkek State University.


Opening dance “Scholars Playing with Paper Fans”

Zhang Shicai said in his speech that the Chinese Song Contest, having been held for nine years with improving performance and influence, has become a diverse showcase for Kyrgyz students’ Chinese proficiency. He also thanked Baden Engineering and Manufacturing Pty Ltd for sponsoring the competition and the Chinese enterprises in Kyrgyzstan for their great support.


Zhang Shicai giving a speech

GulzatIsamatova said that, “The annual contest has attracted increasing contestants and become more and more competitive. The Confucius Institute serves as a platform for international students to learn Chinese, and thus provides them with more opportunities in finding better jobs.”


GulzatIsamatova giving a speech

Songs selected in the contest were in different styles and well-performed. Filled with emotion and vigor, contestants revealed their deep affection of Chinese culture and the charm of the language through their ringing and soulful singing. When performing “Encountering Flowers in a Rainy Night”, contestant No.17 led the audience to a poetic wonderland with agentle and graceful voice. Contestant No.18 affectionately performed a duet of a popular song named “Do You Know Whether or Not You Know”, earning ardent applause. The contest came to its climax when contestant No.21 interpreted “Olive” in an especially melodious and skillful way.


Contestants in performance

After intense competition, Altymysheva Kanym, contestant No.21 from Bishkek State University won the championship.


Awarding ceremony

Through this contest, Kyrgyz students showed their achievements in Chinese learning and enjoyed learning Chinese much more, while grasping a clearer picture of Chinese culture.

 
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