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导赏十三岁的李仲欣被誉为钢琴神童,他将如何弹奏莫扎特的情感反差是本场音乐会值得关注的焦点。余隆多次指挥乐团演奏过大地之歌,对此曲颇有心得,奥瑞利娅·瓦拉克是一位活跃在世界歌剧与清唱剧舞台的法国女中音,涉猎曲目广泛,此次与录过粤语版唱片并和中国爱乐乐团合作过大地之歌的莫华伦共同担纲,相信会冒出火花,给乐团久违了的大地之歌带来一种别样的色泽。(许家兴,乐评人)



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钢琴:李仲欣

女中音:奥瑞利娅·瓦拉克

男高音:莫华伦

指挥:余隆


钢琴 李仲欣

少年钢琴家李仲欣(11岁)现就读于香港演艺学院青少年音乐课程,师从钢琴教育家黄懿伦教授。近几年多次应邀与国际钢琴家郎朗合作并得到郎朗的悉心指导和鼓励,2014年与指挥大师余隆进行了首次合作。2011年8月获得“朗朗音乐奖学金”,表彰其卓越钢琴造诣和音乐才华。2013年6月3日李仲欣首次亮相纽约卡耐基音乐厅,在《郎朗与他的朋友们》慈善音乐会,并与郎朗四手联奏《贝多芬双钢琴奏呜曲》获得极大成功。中国中央电视台、美国FOX电视台、《纽约时报》、《华尔街日报》等主流媒体对音乐会进行了相关报道。八岁开始与厦门爱乐乐团、深圳交响乐团、香港管弦乐团、广州交响乐团进行协奏曲合作。2014年6月应香港管弦乐团的邀请,在音乐季音乐会中与Jun Märkl连续两场演奏《贝多芬第一钢琴协奏曲》,获得高度赞赏。2014年12月7日首次与余隆领衔的广州交响乐团进行合作出演了莫扎特D小调第二十号K466钢琴协奏曲,随后又随广州交响乐团赴海南三亚参加2014财经论坛庆典音乐会并获得极大成功。2015年2月李仲欣将应邀随余隆参加在加拿大多伦多举行的2015华人新春音乐会,并与多伦多交响乐团进行首次合作。

 

男高音 莫华伦

    活跃于国际乐坛的华裔男高音莫华伦是当今歌剧领域世界盛名的香港音乐家,是继我国著名歌唱家施鸿鄂之后又一个享誉中外的男高音乐歌唱家。自从1987年,他在柏林德意志歌剧院作欧洲首演以来,他的演唱行程遍及世界各地,曾经于巴黎歌剧院、罗马歌剧院、悉尼歌剧院、尼斯歌剧院、里昂歌剧院、阿根廷科隆剧院、荷兰国家歌剧院、莱比锡歌剧院、皇家丹麦歌剧院、博洛尼亚市立歌剧院、里斯本圣卡罗剧院、西雅图歌剧院、俄罗斯大剧院、波兰华沙国家大剧院、意大利卡利亚里大剧院、西班牙毕尔巴欧歌剧院、马罗卡的帕玛歌剧院、法国南西歌剧院、挪威伯根歌剧院、拉脱维亚国家歌剧院、夏威夷歌剧院、纽约卡奈基音乐厅、伦敦皇家亚伯特音乐厅、柏林爱乐厅及东京三得利音乐厅、韩国首尔艺术中心、佛罗里达、布拉格、苏黎世等地的歌剧院中献艺,并在多次CCTV青歌赛中担任评委。

莫华伦拥有一副优美特殊的戏剧性抒情男高音(lyrical-spinto tenor)歌喉,他能唱的歌剧角色超过五十位,其中包括《杜兰朵》的卡拉富、《托斯卡》的卡瓦拉多西、《波西米亚人》的鲁道夫、《卡门》的唐荷西、《假面舞会》的雷卡多、《阿依达》的拉达梅斯、《弄臣》的公爵、《茶花女》的阿菲度、唐卡罗斯、浮士德及韦特等。

这几年间,莫氏在亚洲地区极为活跃,除了担任演唱之外,他亦从事歌剧制作。他曾在上海为上海歌剧院及上海艺术节制作《罗密欧与茱丽叶》、《卡门》两出歌剧,并参与演出。他在北京担任国家歌剧院制作的《杜兰朵》中的卡拉富,及在第一届北京国际音乐节中担任《波西米亚人》中的鲁道夫。此外,他经常在澳门艺术节中献艺,曾与国际知名的女高音安娜?朵莫娃 ─ 辛托在歌剧《托斯卡》与《假面舞会》中演对手戏,由他担任卡瓦拉多西及雷卡多。他是香港电视台及广播公司的常客,此外,曾在1997年香港回归中国的典礼仪式中担任独唱。他逐渐跻身国际乐坛上最杰出的华裔男高音行列,亦是中国和亚洲活跃的西方歌剧与音乐推销者。

伦敦报章 The Guardian对莫华伦有以下评述:“他的表演功夫十分结实,除了有极美丽和平稳的音色外,也有在舞台上的专注及热诚;在唱高音时,他的起音宏朗,并像帕瓦洛蒂的声音一样强劲。”而歌剧杂志的乔治.罗密士对他的表演也有其评价:“莫华伦在史卡拉歌剧院饰演的角色鲁尔,就像已去世的传奇男高音法兰哥.柯瑞里般的出众,接近完美。他的表演足己证明莫氏有一把响亮、并比较属于男中音的音色,亦更是宏伟的。他演活鲁尔这角色并不单只以平稳、宽阔的高音领域…”

在2007年,莫华伦首度与爱尔兰歌剧院合作,饰演《杜兰朵》的卡拉富,及于澳门国际音乐节中饰演《弄臣》的公爵。他并在香港歌剧院制作的《阿伊达》,担任监制。

2008年,意大利政府授予莫华伦“意大利团结之星骑士勋章”,法国政府授予“文化骑士勋章”,表彰他为中意和中法文化交流所作的推动及突出贡献。同年,他将与澳大利亚歌剧院合作,于悉尼歌剧院主演《波西米亚人》、夏威夷歌剧院及香港歌剧院主演《卡洛王子》、芬兰萨翁林纳艺术节主演《梅菲斯特》、香港歌剧院主演《维特》、及澳门国际音乐节的《外套》。

莫华伦现担任澳门国际音乐节艺术总监,也是香港歌剧院的创办人和艺术总监。他为曼哈顿音乐院的音乐硕士,夏威夷大学音乐学士。2002年参演春晚歌曲:《饮酒歌》。在柏林爱乐大厅、莱比锡歌剧院、丹麦皇家歌剧院、里斯本圣·卡洛剧院、西雅图歌剧院中饰演过多部歌剧男主角。美国纽约卡内基音乐厅(在歌剧《亚德利亚》中饰演男主角);英国皇家歌剧院(在《图兰朵》中饰演卡拉夫)。许多世界级的音乐节、艺术节受到邀请。2000年,接受澳门特区政府的邀请,担任澳门回归后的首届澳门国际音乐节的艺术总监。2002年,在中央电视台春节晚会上,他与国内歌唱家联袂演唱了《饮酒歌》。同年11月,在第五届北京国际音乐节上,莫华伦与内地歌手刘欢联袂演唱《今夜无人入睡》,流行与古典迸发出耀眼的火花,一时间被传为美谈。 歌剧作品——《弄臣》中的公爵、《假面舞会》中的里卡尔多、《阿依达》中的拉达梅斯、《波西米西人》中的鲁道尔夫、《托斯卡》中的卡瓦拉多西、《图兰多》中的卡拉夫、《卡门》中的唐浩赛以及《唐·卡洛》《罗蜜欧与朱丽叶》、《浮士德》、《维特》等经典歌剧中的男主角。 演唱作品——贝多芬的《第九交响曲》、亨德尔的《弥赛亚》、海顿的《创世纪》、马勒的《大地之歌》和《第八交响曲》、莫扎特的《安魂曲》、威尔第的《安魂曲》等,并与诸多世界级的指挥家有过成功的合作。 中国内地出版专辑:1996年 民歌经典专辑《满江红》 1997年 古典音乐系列专辑《星光灿烂》1999年参演了中央电视台春节联欢晚会:《风,请你告诉我》。


指挥:余隆

余隆是活跃于国际乐坛的最杰出的中国指挥家。现任中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥、广州交响乐团音乐总监、上海交响乐团音乐总监和北京国际音乐节艺术总监、上海夏季音乐节艺术总监。

余隆是与世界顶尖级交响乐团合作最多的华人指挥家。他与世界各地众多知名交响乐团和歌剧院有着广泛合作,他指挥过的乐团有纽约爱乐乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、费城乐团、洛杉矶爱乐乐团、蒙特利尔交响乐团、华盛顿国家交响乐团、辛辛那提交响乐团、巴黎管弦乐团、班贝格交响乐团、汉堡国家歌剧院、柏林广播交响乐团、莱比锡广播交响乐团、慕尼黑爱乐乐团、悉尼交响乐团、BBC交响乐团、香港管弦乐团、东京爱乐乐团和新加坡交响乐团等。

余隆1964年出生于上海的音乐世家,自幼随外祖父、著名作曲家丁善德教授学习音乐。后求学于上海音乐学院和德国柏林高等艺术大学。先后受教于中国音乐教育家黄晓同教授和德国歌剧指挥家鲁宾斯坦教授等名师。出色的音乐天赋、优越的教育背景及广博的社会资源为余隆的艺术生涯奠定了坚实基础,使得他能够迅速成长为一位成就卓著的指挥家和音乐活动家。

余隆的艺术生涯涵盖指挥和艺术管理领域。1992年自德国学成回国后,余隆担任中央歌剧院常任指挥。同年,他创办了首届北京新年音乐会,并连续三年担任指挥,开启国内演出新年音乐会之先河。1993年起,余隆连续五年为香港市政局指挥歌剧演出。1998年,余隆发起并创办了北京国际音乐节,担任艺术总监。在他的出色领导下,北京国际音乐节不仅成为中国和亚洲规模最大的音乐节,也跻身于全球知名度最高的音乐节之列。在过去若干年间,金秋时节的北京国际音乐节上呈现了由众多著名乐团如柏林爱乐乐团和纽约爱乐乐团演出的精彩音乐会以及柏林德意志歌剧院、威尼斯凤凰歌剧院和圣彼得堡马林斯基剧院等带来的歌剧盛典,如《尼伯龙根的指环》、《玫瑰骑士》、《唐豪瑟》、《茶花女》、《纳布科》、《璐璐》和《姆钦斯克县的麦克白夫人》。

2000年,余隆参与创建了中国爱乐乐团,并担任艺术总监和首席指挥。余隆期望通过与众多世界知名音乐家的合作,使中国爱乐乐团发展成一个全能型职业化乐团,不仅向全世界介绍优秀的中国交响乐作品,也使得中国音乐家对西方音乐各时期及各种风格作品的演奏达到全新水准,并且在不同音乐形式上均有建树。余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团举行了许多大型作品的中国首演。2002年10月,作为第五届北京国际音乐节开幕式音乐会,余隆指挥包括中国爱乐乐团在内的近千名中外音乐家演出了马勒的第八《千人》交响曲,完成了这部宏伟巨作的历史性中国首演。从那时起,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团演奏了数百部古典音乐的文献作品,并被誉为中国诠释德奥作品的最权威的指挥家。

2001年9月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团在台湾地区举行了成功的巡回演出。2002年6月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团参加了波多黎各的卡萨尔斯音乐节,随后在圣何塞、洛杉矶等地进行了美国西海岸巡演。同年9月,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团赴海外巡演,在日本东京、神户、大阪和韩国汉城演出,所到之处均深受欢迎,尤其是在东京三得利音乐厅的音乐会,赢得了包括日本皇室成员在内的两千余名日本听众的热烈喝采,取得了轰动性成功。2003年,余隆的一系列重要指挥活动包括与东京爱乐乐团合作并率该团在中国巡演。同年5月起,他在作为北京国际音乐节艺术总监与中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥的同时兼任广州交响乐团音乐总监。9月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团赴欧洲巡演,在著名的巴黎国家歌剧院、华沙国家大剧院和维也纳音乐之友协会金色大厅演出,获得巨大成功。11月至12月间,余隆与大提琴家米沙·麦斯基和广州交响乐团一道进行大规模巡演,在巴黎香榭丽舍剧院、卢森堡音乐学院音乐厅、荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅、开罗歌剧院和亚历山大音乐厅演出。2005年2月至4月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团进行了规模空前的环球世界巡演,历时四十多天,跨越北美和欧洲,不仅在中国乐团出访史上前所未有,在全亚洲交响乐团中亦属罕见。2008年5月7日,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团和上海歌剧院合唱团在梵蒂冈城保罗六世礼堂为教宗本笃十六世及八千余名听众演出了莫扎特的《安魂曲》,成为令全世界瞩目的重要文化盛事。英国《卫报》称此次意义非凡的演出为“中梵借音乐外交‘破冰’”。2009年11月,余隆率领上海交响乐团在纽约、洛杉矶、多伦多、圣地亚哥等北美12座城市进行了极为成功的巡演,《纽约时报》在2009年11月9日刊载专文介绍余隆的艺术成就,将余隆誉为“中国的赫伯特·冯·卡拉扬”。2010年3月,余隆率上海交响乐团赴波兰参加第十四届贝多芬音乐节,并在华沙和罗兹两座城市演出,受到各界高度评价。2011年,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团巡访美国西海岸十数个城市。2012年中国春节期间,余隆指挥纽约爱乐乐团在纽约林肯中心的菲舍尔音乐厅举行了首次中国新年音乐会,使得他的指挥艺术再一次在美国享受盛誉。

余隆作为指挥家以及交响乐团和音乐节的领导者多年来始终大力倡导当代音乐,他领导下的北京国际音乐节、中国爱乐乐团和广州交响乐团等机构和团体向当今最重要的作曲家委约创作,包括克里斯托夫·潘德列茨基、约翰·威廉姆斯、菲利普·格拉斯、霍华德·肖、郭文景、谭盾、叶小纲、赵季平、赵麟和陈银淑等,并由马友友、朗朗、朱利安·劳埃德-韦伯等当今最优秀的演奏家与中国爱乐乐团担任首演。在2011年,由余隆担任艺术总监的北京国际音乐节与波士顿歌剧院向作曲家周龙共同委约的歌剧《白蛇传》获得了普利策奖。

余隆指挥的录音包括德意志唱片公司录制发行、中国爱乐乐团演奏的勃拉姆斯G小调钢琴四重奏(阿诺德·勋伯格配器)和瓦格纳的《唐豪瑟》序曲、中国管弦乐作品集以及由郎朗担任钢琴独奏的钢琴协奏曲《黄河》。拿索斯公司发行有余隆指挥科恩格尔德的小提琴协奏曲和丁善德的《长征交响曲》。2012年,余隆主持的中国爱乐乐团100张CD和10张LP唱片的发行更开创了中国乐团录制鸿篇巨制的先河。

作为一位优秀的音乐家和知名人士,余隆亦把培养年轻音乐家和社会教育工作作为己任,每年他都会发掘和培养一批年轻音乐家与他领导的乐团合作,使年轻音乐家能够在最受瞩目的音乐平台上崭露头角。2007年余隆创办了广东国际音乐夏令营,2012年上海交响乐团与纽约爱乐乐团联合创办的乐队学院令众多的年轻音乐家心向往之。

由于把全能艺术家作为追求目标,余隆除却在中国爱乐乐团和北京国际音乐节出品的许多歌剧中担任指挥之外还亲自担任导演,尤其是2004年他导演并执棒中国爱乐乐团演出的歌剧《卡门》,以及2010年雷哈尔的轻歌剧《风流寡妇》均引起了空前的轰动。

鉴于余隆在推动当今世界古典音乐事业发展和促进国际间文化交流方面所做的突出贡献,2002年,德国万宝龙文化基金会向余隆颁发了年度“万宝龙卓越艺术成就奖”;2003年,法国政府特别授予余隆“法兰西文学艺术骑士勋章”;2005年,意大利政府向余隆颁发了“共和国骑士勋章”。2010年11月,中央音乐学院在其庆祝建院70周年大会上授予他中央音乐学院荣誉院士称号,以表彰他近十年来对中国音乐的发展和对外文化交流作出的杰出贡献。这是国内艺术大学首次颁发“荣誉院士”称号,余隆成为我国艺术家中获此殊荣的第一人。当年12月15日又被授予“2010年年度中国文化人物”大奖。

2013年,余隆获颁国家级学术机构主办的最高艺术大奖“中华艺文奖”。

现余隆是第十一、十二届全国政协委员,并担任中国音乐家协会副主席职务。


Ludwig van Beethoven                  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15.

Intermission 

Gustav Mahler                   Das Lied von der Erde




Johnson Li, piano

Aurhelia Varak, alto

Warren Mok, tenor

Long Yu, conductor

 

Jonhson Li, Piano 

Johnson Li, a young musician, currently studies in the youth music program of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, under piano educator Prof.Eleanor Wong. In the past several years he has cooperated with international pianist Lang Lang, who has provided him with direction and encouragement, and in 2014 he cooperated for the first time with mastro Long Yu.  

In August 2011 Johnson Li received the Lang Lang Music Scholarship,for demostrating exceptional talent and promise as a great pianist. On June 3rd, 2013 he played a show at Carnegie Hall, as part of the Lang Lang and Friends concert, including a performance with Lang Lang of Beethoven’s Sonata for Two Pianos, which was very well received. Mainstream media including CCTV, Fox, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported on the concert.  

Johnson Li has performed with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra When he was 8 years old, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. In June 2014, upon invitation by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, he played with Jun Märkl of Beethoven No.1 Piano concerto received highly praised.  

On December 7th, 2014, Johnson Li, in his first collaboration with Long Yu and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466,On December 14th he traveled with  Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra to Sanya, Hainan to participate in the 2014 Finance Forum Celebration Concert, which was also met with great success. In February 2015, he will join Long Yu in Toronto as part of the 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, in collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 


Warren Mok, tenor

Warren Mok Artistic Director / Producer / Tenor A Hong Kong Chinese tenor with a distinguished international career, Warren Mok holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City and is one of the China’s Three Tenors.  

Warren Mok was presented with the Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong Government in 2011 and World Outstanding Chinese Award in 2010. And in 2008, he was also awarded Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Knight of the Star of Solidarity of Italy) from the Government of Italy, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Government. All awards honour his contribution to bring the cultural exchanges between Hong Kong, Italy, France and China.   

Since his European début in 1987 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mok has been making frequent guest appearances throughout the world, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Paris Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Opera Australia in Sydney Opera House, Teatro di Bologna Comunale, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera de Nice, Opera de Lyon, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, The Netherlands Opera, Leipzig Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Teatro di San Carlos Lisbon, Seattle Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Warsaw Opera, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Italy, ABAO Bilbao, Opera Ireland, Teatro di Palma di Mallorca, Nancy Opera France, Bergen Opera Norway, Latvian National Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Orlando Opera Florida, Hawaii Opera Theater, concert halls in New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musik Verein, Tokyo Suntori Hall, Seoul, Prague and Zurich.   

He has performed in many festivals including Vienna, Wiesbaden, Athens, Martina Franca (Italy), Arles (France), Track (Lithuania), Poland, New Zealand, Seoul Arts Centre, Beijing Music Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Hong Kong, Macau International Music Festival, and Taiwan. His operatic repertoire exceeds 60 roles including Calaf (Turandot), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Don Jose (Carmen), Riccardo (Masked Ball), Radames (Aïda), Duke (Rigoletto), Alfredo (La Traviata), Don Carlos, Romeo, Faust, Werther, and many others.  

In recent years, Mok has been very active in Asia, not only as a singer, but also as a producer. He has been the Artistic Director for Macau International Music Festival from 2000 and has brought the festival to a world-class high standard. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong. He has produced many great performances of operas and concerts in Macau and Hong Kong and won praise from the public and critics alike. He is an advisor for the Shanghai Opera House, Shanghai Symphony, China National Opera House, Beijing Music Festival. He produced and sang in Roméo et Juliette, Carmen, La Bohème, Otello, Magic Flute, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, and in Shanghai International Arts Festival and Beijing Music Festival. Most recently he has appeared frequently in the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing. He is also an active promoter of western operas and music in China and Asia.   

The Guardian, a London newspaper, observed that “His technique is rock solid, with beautiful even timbre, and an engaging enthusiasm on stage; ringing top notes were attacked and held in rock-like Pavarotti vein." And George Loomis, a commentator from Opera Magazine, described his performance the late as follows: “Warren Mok seems to have modeled his performance on that of La Scala’s Raoul, Franco Corelli, and comes amazingly close to the ideal. Suffice it to say that Mok has a ringing, rather baritonal timbre and pours forth tone generously. His Raoul is a visceral experience not least for its secure, expansive high notes…”  

In 2011, he produced and sang in a world premiere opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen by Opera Hong Kong, Tosca in West Palm Beach Opera and Guangzhou Opera House, Francesca da Rimini in Teatro Verdi Triete, Die Fledermaus and The Chinese Orphan at National Centre for Performing Arts of China, and Turandot in Seoul Arts Centre.   

In 2012, Mok joined the China’s Three Tenors world tour together with Dai Yuqiang and Wei Song with cities and events including New York, London Olympics 2012, Edinburgh, Cologne of Germany, Hong Kong, Macau and cities of China. It aimed to promote Chinese cultures to the world. In November 2012, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Royal Variety Performance, The China’s Three Tenors was invited to sing for the Queen and was highly praised. In March, he introduced The Chinese Orphan to Hong Kong audiences, an original production of National Centre for Performing Arts of China (NCPA).   

In 2013, he has sung operas Carmen, The Flying Dutchman in NCPA Beijing, Tosca in TianJin Opera House, and numerous concert & TV appearances in China.   

In 2014, He will make his debut as Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Santa Fe Opera USA, singing Norma, Carmen & La Traviata in NCPA Beijing. He will sing Mahler’s Song of the Earth with Shanghai Symphony under Yu Long. He will produce Faust & Salome with Opera Hong Kong.  

In 2015 Mok is appointed as member of Zhuhai Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, fostering the bridge and developement between the two cities. Apart from his appointment as Artistic Director of Fujian Grand Theatre and Zhuhai Huafa Grand Theatre, he has been dedicated in the music education with the young generation, appearing as Visiting Professor at Beijing University Opera Academy, Xinan University and Shanghai Music Conservatory, as well as Distinguished Professor at South China Normal University.  

 

Long Yu, conductor

As one of the most distinguished Chinese conductors with an established international reputation, Maestro Long Yu is currently Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music in the Summer Air, MISA.

Long Yu is one of the conductors who conducts the world top-class orchestras most frequently, he has appeared with a prestigious list of leading orchestras and a lot of opera companies around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony OrchestraWashington National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg State Opera, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Long Yu was born in 1964 into a family of musicians in Shanghai. Musical education in his early childhood came from his grandfather Ding Shande, a composer of great renown, and he later studied at the Shanghai Conservatory with Professor Xiaotong Huang and then studied at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin with Prof. Robinstein. Outstanding music talents, excellent educational background and extensive social resources make Long Yu a preeminent conductor.

Long Yu's career has included both artistic and administrative appointments. In 1992, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Central Opera Theatre in Beijing, and in the same year, he was involved in the planning of the first Beijing New Year's Concert and served as its conductor for three consecutive years. He also produced operas for The Urban Council of Hong Kong for five successive years. In 1998, he led the creation of the Beijing Music Festival and was its Founding Artistic Director. Under his leadership the Beijing Music Festival is regarded as the largest classical music festival in the eastern hemisphere and one of the world's most important music festivals. During the past 11years at this annual autumn festival there have been many splendid concerts given by leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, as well as outstanding productions of the Ring, Der Rosenkavalier, Tannhäuser, La Traviata, Nabucco, Lulu and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by visiting opera companies including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Teatro la Fenice and the Mariinsky Theatre.

In 2000, Long Yu co-founded the China Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Now entering his 9th season with the China Philharmonic, he has maintained the high standard of orchestral performance and artistic administration and built the ensemble's reputation as not only a leading Chinese orchestra but also a world-famous one. In 2003, Long Yu was appointed the Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and he has been raising the level and fame of the orchestra rapidly. He toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as well as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In September 2003, under his leadership, the China Philharmonic Orchestra toured Europe, with memorable concerts at the Palais Garnier, Paris, the Teatr Wielki - National Opera Warsaw and the Grosser Saal of the Musikverein, Vienna. In December of the same year he undertook a major European and Egyptian tour with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Mischa Maisky, giving concerts at Theatre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Cairo Opera House and Alexander Opera House. From February to April 2005, he led the China Philharmonic Orchestra on an international tour. Within 40 days they appeared in 22 cities throughout North America and Europe. In 2008, for the first time in history, the China Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the baton of maestro Long Yu at the Vatican in the Paul VI Auditorium. The concert was attended by The Holy Father Pope Benedict XIV and marked a giant step in bringing eastern and western cultures closer together. In April 2009 the China Philharmonic Orchestra was selected by the Gramophone, which is widely regarded as the best classical music magazine in the world, as one of "the world's 10 most inspiring orchestras". In November 2009 Long Yu led the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on a twelve-city North American tour which is a huge success. The tour began with the closing concert of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices Festival at Carnegie Hall and included concerts in Los Angeles, Toronto and San Diego. A New York Times report from November 9, 2009 gave an introduction to Long Yu's artistic achievement and hailed him as "China's Herbert von Karajan." In March 2010 Long Yu conducted the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the 14th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow and gave concerts in Warsaw and Lodz. All the performances won high praise from both audiences and critics. In 2011, Long Yu toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 8 cities in west coast of United States. In Chinese spring festival of 2012, Long Yu led the New York Philharmonic in the First Chinese New Year Concert at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center.

Maestro Long Yu's reputation has been enhanced by his activities as a widely admired and respected figure in administration of orchestras and festival as well as in international exchanging of musical culture. As a champion of contemporary music Long Yu has been commissioning a number of works from today's prominent composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Glass, Guo Wenjing, Tan Dun, Ye Xiaogang and Unsuk Chin.

Mr. Long Yu's recordings include, on Deutsche Grammophon with the China Philharmonic, Brahms's Piano Quartet in G Minor (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture, highlights of Chinese symphonic music and Yellow River Concerto with Lang Lang as featured soloist. Recordings on Naxos include Korngold's Violin Concerto and Ding Shande's Long March Symphony. In 2012 Long Yu lead the release of CPO Live a 100-CD box set of the live performances in the past music seasons of China Philharmonic Orchestra, as a milestone of both the development of Chinese symphony orchestras and the recording industry in China.

Long Yu received the 2002 Montblanc Arts Patronage Award from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, and in 2003 came Le grade de chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Honor of Chevalier of French Art and Culture) from the Government of France. In 2005, Italian President honored Maestro Long Yu L'onorificenza di commendatore.

In November 2010, the Central Conservatory of Music has presented Maestro Long Yu with a certificate of the Honourable Academician from the Central Conservatory at a conference for 70th year anniversary of its founding, in recognition of his great contribution and devoted efforts to the development in classical music in China and cultural exchanges over the past decade. On December 2010, he was awarded People of the Year in Arts Field in China.

In 2013, Long Yu was awarded the national level arts award China Arts Award.

Long Yu is currently Vice-president of Chinese Musicians Association, member of the 11th and 12th the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.