Dubbed as “the Best Chinese Baritone in the World”, Liao Changyong is the President and Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Vice President of Chinese Musicians Association, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Musicians Association, Vice President of China Musicians’ Association, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Musicians Association.
Record Series such as the Chinese Art Songs during Centuries, Salute to the Classics, and host of Chinese Art Songs Online Vocal Music Series Courses.
He has performed with famous singers and conductors in the world such as Domingo, Carreras, Ruth Ann Swensen, Lorraine Mather, Michel Prasong, Yu Long, Lyu Jia, as well as cooperating with dozens of the world’s top symphony orchestras for performances. Domingo praised him as “the best baritone ever heard” and “a real Chinese world-class vocalist”. The Chairman of the Jury of International Singing Competition of Toulouse described him as “the first winner in 25 years to be unanimously approved by the ten jurors and the audience judges”. Queen Sonja of Norway considered him as “the greatest singer of all time” and designated the day he won “China Day”. The New York Times and Opera magazine called him “an epoch-making vocalist” and “the most beautiful baritone voice we have heard in recent years”. The Washington Post praised his accurate grasp of Verdi’s operas, which transformed him into a natural Verdi opera singer, with a Verdian quality in every cell.