On September 26, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing in China signed a cooperation agreement. Both schools will join forces with each other to set up joint student projects, exchange teachers and share professional knowledge. Additionally, the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing intends to expand its jazz department in cooperation with the CvA.
With 1900 students, the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing is the largest conservatory in China. Famous alumni are Tan Dun, Chen Yi en Jin Ju.