Leehom Wang to Receive Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee

Boston, July 18, 2016, — An international cast of students will perform the influential music of Leehom Wang, the best-selling Mandarin-language musician of his generation on Nov. 13 at Boston Symphony Hall. At the concert, Leehom will receive an honorary doctor of music degree and join the Berklee musicians in performance.

Berklee College of Music alumnus Leehom Wang is a Chinese-American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, and film director. Known as the King of Chinese Pop, Leehom has repeatedly revolutionized the Chinese pop music scene with his evolving blend of pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, classical, and traditional Chinese music ranging from aboriginal folk music to Beijing opera.

In addition to his music career, Leehom has also starred in several movies, including Ang Lees thriller Lust, Caution; Little Big Soldier; and Love in Disguise, a romantic comedy which Leehom also wrote, directed, and scored.. His most recent film is Michael Manns cyberthriller Blackhat.

As a native of both the eastern world and the western one, Leehom also strives to serve as a cultural ambassador, and bringing Chinese music and culture to English-speaking audiences is one of his life’s biggest missions.

For ticket info, please visit: www.bso.org/performance/Detail/82298