Long Yu (Conductor)
Born: 1st July 1964, Shanghai, China
Yu Long is a Chinese conductor. He is currently artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic and of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Yu is also the Chairman of the Artistic Committee of the Beijing Music Festival and co-director of the Music in the Summer Air Festival (MISA).
Further Reading: Long Yu
The conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra talks about his new recording, pairing Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with a newly-commissioned setting by Xiaogang Ye of the original Chinese poems on which it was based.
The conductor talks to David about his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra - marking the orchestra's signing to Deutsche Grammophon with a programme of Russian- and Chinese- related works, including two by Shanghai-born composer Qigang Chen.