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Master Tour in China


Learn From the Best

Join our renowned international concert artists and award winners for an in depth exploration of musicianship, technique and artistic interpretation

About the Artists

SMA Masterclass tour of china Programme invites globally renowned professional musicians to be a part of our master series. We select artists from across a wide range of instruments including piano, strings, wind and vocal. Get ready to be inspired!

Instruments Featured 乐器



Piano Lesson


Saxophone Player


Percussion Set


Image by Keagan Henman


Tour Cities 巡回城市

Our Course 我们的课程

String 弦乐

Embark on a transcendent musical journey guided by our world-renowned virtuosos, whose mastery of the strings knows no bounds. From the soaring melodies of the violin to the soul-stirring depths of the cello, our esteemed tutors will impart invaluable wisdom garnered through decades of performance on the global stage.


Under their expert tutelage, you’ll explore the intricacies of technique, interpretation, and expression, extend new dimensions of musicality with every lesson. Whether you’re a budding violinist, cellist, or violist, our Masterclass maestros will nurture your talent and ignite your passion for the stringed arts.

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  • Winner of the prestigious "BBC Young Musician" competition in 2004, launching her international concert violinist career.

  • Collaborates with esteemed conductors and orchestras worldwide, including the London Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

  • Advocate for commissioning new works and founder of the "Benedetti Baroque Orchestra," promoting innovative and collaborative music-making.

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  • Winner of the Gaspar Cassadó International Competition, propelling his international career.

  • Notable collaborations with esteemed orchestras and conductors worldwide, showcasing versatility and depth as a musician.

  • Renowned for championing new compositions and expanding the cello repertoire, collaborating with leading composers and recording lesser-known works.

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  • Internationally renowned pedagogue with prize-winning students and positions at esteemed institutions.

  • Regularly invited to give masterclasses globally and serves on competition juries.

  • Awarded the prestigious Karl Geiringer Prize for research on Brahms's music.

  • Notable career includes solo recordings on Decca, and performances at major venues worldwide.

Piano 钢琴

Embark on a transformative musical experience with our exclusive Masterclass tutors, internationally acclaimed concert pianists and distinguished Steinway artists. Prepare to be mesmerized as our virtuosos share their unparalleled expertise, honed through years of dedication and passion. As renowned artists, they bring an unmatched level of artistry and precision to every performance, inspiring students to reach new heights of excellence. Whether you're a beginner eager to unlock your potential or a seasoned pianist seeking refinement, our Masterclass tutors will empower you to unleash the full expression of your musical voice.

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  • Internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, known for his dynamic performances and eclectic repertoire.

  • A regular performer at prestigious venues and festivals worldwide, including the Husum Festival of Piano Rarities in Germany.

  • Distinguished recording artist with a diverse discography on labels such as Hyperion, Nimbus, and Lyrita, showcasing both standard and rare repertoire.

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  • Praised by BBC Music Magazine, he has enjoyed critical acclaim since his debut in 1986.

  • With over forty recordings, McLachlan's discography includes acclaimed performances of contemporary and British music.

  • He's known for his extensive repertoire, premiering works by esteemed composers and performing worldwide.

  • As an educator, McLachlan teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music, and founded prestigious music events.

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Martin James


  • Recipient of prestigious awards including the inaugural Prix Serdang and winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014.

  • Notable performances include appearances at major festivals and venues worldwide, collaborations with renowned orchestras, and critically acclaimed recitals.

  • Recognized for his ability to illuminate the music with a long-term vision, delicate touch, and vibrant tone, earning praise from critics and audiences alike.

Cello 大提琴

Champions of all things Cello, Christopher Allan, Michael Atkinson, Adrian Bradbury and Ben Rogerson make up the quartet Cellophonics.Their performances brim with warmth and sparkle with virtuosity, bringing to life the contrasting characteristics of the cello. 

​From the operatic tones of Puccini's 'Tosca', to the driving rhythms of jazz lord Guy Barker's specially commissioned 'Wood on the Tracks'. With a myriad of stops along the way, their eclectic musical journey is something for everyone – be they music lovers in general, or the more seriously afflicted cello-holic.


Christopher Allan

  • Graduated from GSMD, former Gogmagog, principal cello with Orchestra of the Swan.

  • An active chamber musician with Le Page Ensemble, Chroma, Fibonacci Sequence and Sound Collective.

  • Solo cellist with the Mike Westbrooke company has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including John Tavener, Max Richter, Django Bates....




  • Principal Tutor of the National Youth Orchestra of GB’s Cello section.

  • Cambridge Music Scholar graduated from the Royal Academy of Music.

  • A regular guest principal player with orchestras including London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.


Michael Atkinson

  • Member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and has appeared as guest principal and Co-principal.

  • RCM Scholar, founder member of Fidelio Trio; Led creative projects for BBC and British Council in Dubai, Japan and Myanmar.

  • Active Chamber musician in groups such as New Music Player and Elgin Quartet.


Benedict Rogerson

  • Member of BBC Concert Orchestra and London Mozart Players; Guest principal cello for Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and others.

  • Studied with Derek Simpson at RAM.

  • Tutored NYOGB Inspire, National Youth Orchestras of Ireland, Wales and Ulster.

  • Teaches Cello at RGS and cello principal at Surrey Music Academy.

Ensemble 合奏

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today, with sensational performances in the foremost concert halls around the world. Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Wu Qian (piano) were joined recently by German-Korean cellist Isang Enders to continue their journey of successful appearances. Their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world, such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center New York to name but a few.




  • Winner of the 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and The Independent’s Classical Music Bright Young Star Award in 2007.

  • Collaborated with major orchestras such as Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, and Munich Symphoniker.

  • Founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, with acclaimed recordings and performances worldwide.


Alexander Sitkovetsky

  • He hailed for his multifaceted talents, has been appointed Artistic Director of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra Wroclaw.

  • A prodigy from Moscow, he studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and has since garnered international acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra director.

  • Sitkovetsky has performed with renowned orchestras worldwide and earned prestigious awards for his artistry.

  • Maintains a busy schedule as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with acclaimed ensembles globally.




  • Rising swiftly, he became the youngest principal cellist in Germany at twenty with the Dresden Staatskapelle, co-founding the Gohrisch Shostakovich Festival.

  • Performed globally with esteemed orchestras and conductors, premiering contemporary works and earning praise for his reflective musicianship.

  • His dedication to chamber music is evident in collaborations with pianists like Igor Levit, Kit Armstrong, and Sunwook Kim, alongside acclaimed recordings showcasing his intelligence and artistry.

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