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Ken Smith

Critic and author Ken Smith has covered arts and culture on six continents for a wide array of print, broadcast and internet media. Since 2002 he has written about the classical musical world in Asia, primarily for the Financial Times and Opera magazine of London. Winner of the 2020 SOPA Award for arts and culture reporting and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for distinguished music writing, he is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance!...The Making of “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” Opera. He has served as a consultant to many cross-cultural projects, including Bright Sheng’s opera Dream of the Red Chamber, David Henry Hwang’s bilingual Broadway comedy Chinglish and Kung Fu, a musical based on the life of Bruce Lee for New York’s Signature Theatre.
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