Armstrong International Music & Arts Enterprises Ltd., is a diversified leading arts management enterprise consists of three branches: Armstrong Music and Arts, Armstrong Media, and Armstrong Travel. We are aiming to build a cultural bridge between China and the Western World.

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The Shanghai Camerata

The Shanghai Camerata

Shanghai Camerata

As China’s pioneer in historical performance, we are proud to introduce musical marvels from roughly to a very large audience not yet familiar with early music. It is our mission to bring not only performance practice but also music otherwise not heard in this part of the world.

Menglin Gao, theorbo/recorder/voice, founder

Countertenor, recorder player and theorbist Menglin Gao received his bachelor’s degree in recorder from Oberlin in 2013. He obtained a Master of Music in early music voice from the Longy School of Music in 2015, before starting his doctoral studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying voice with Steven Rickards and basso-continuo on the theorbo with Nigel North. Gao has collaborated on various instruments with many distinguished performers such as Elizabeth Walfisch, Ingrid Matthews, Cynthia Roberts, and Gary Wedow. Gao founded Shanghai Camerata in 2016, China’s first early music ensemble and led it to numerous successful performances in important concert halls in Shanghai since. He has also given lectures at New York University as well as Fudan University in 2017.