Patron of Art Edition 2010 Elizabeth I - China

Mr Mei Bao Jiu

Mei school

On 27 May 2010, the Montblanc Cultural Foundation awarded Mr Mei Bao Jiu, the renowned Peking Opera artist and Mei school art successor, with the Chinese Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage 2010. He has been honoured for his commitment to the training of young actors and praised for his unique teaching methods, which have helped him to discover and teach various outstanding young successors.

Mr Mei reproduces classic Mei school plays in a modern, crossover way. This new touch made the traditional Peking Opera shine again, and has been receiving huge praises from the young audience: a great way to inherit and develop Mei school art and revitalise the cause of Peking Opera. The recipient of the award announced that he will donate the €15,000 prize money to the Mei school’s multimedia teaching project.