2017-2018音乐季开幕音乐会

  • 2017年09月30日 星期六 19:30
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导赏:在本场音乐会中,我选择了伟大的德国作曲家勃拉姆斯的两首作品与贝多芬的一首作品,分别用弦乐队或管弦乐队的形式进行改编,希望用这种方式向两位音乐巨人致敬。

在创作第二与与第三交响曲之间,勃拉姆斯来到他最喜欢的伊舍尔居住,作曲家此时心情极好,他的创作到了成熟期,这个时期的作品也充满阳光。正如他自己所说,第一弦乐五重奏是他最杰出美妙的作品之一。勃拉姆斯除了交响曲协奏曲等大型作品外,一生中都非常倾心于室内乐的创作,而在他的室内乐作品中又都深藏着大型作品的底韵。这首作品也正如此,选择将这首作品用于大弦乐队演奏就是希望让它释放出原作更大的音乐空间和深意。

音乐会上的第二部作品是勃拉姆斯的歌咏两首,这两首在中提琴与钢琴伴奏之下的女中音歌曲是勃拉姆斯的较早期的作品,经过二十年后重新加工完成,所以作品号比较较后。

第一曲 隐藏的渴慕。使用吕克特的诗,表达对大自然的深遂憧憬。

第二曲 是作曲家在一首宗教的摇蓝曲的原曲(中提琴演奏)基础上另写出的声乐旋律。共同构成一首摇蓝曲。这是为他的好友约阿希姆的儿子诞生而作,音乐静谥而深远。这次我们用中提琴和弦乐队及女中音的形式演出。

贝多芬创作于1811年的第七号钢琴三重奏,无论对于作曲家本人还是古今之相同体裁的作品来说,都是最优秀的杰作。因为题献给鲁道夫大公,因此它也有“大公”三重奏之别名。这首作品雄伟壮丽,四个乐章紧密结合又各具性格,颇有第四和第八交响曲的神韵。此次改编得益于原作的宏大及大型作品所具有的空间和结构,我试图用现代大型管弦乐的形式来演绎伟大的古曲室内乐作品,让它在更大的空间里得到更深的表现。

谨以这场古典作品改编音乐会,纪念伟大的德国作曲家贝多芬逝世一百九十周年、勃拉姆斯逝世一百二十周年。邹野(著名作曲家,中国爱乐乐团驻团作曲家)


纪念贝多芬逝世190周年、勃拉姆斯逝世120周年

中国爱乐乐团2017-2018音乐季开幕音乐会

经典作品改编音乐会:向伟大的德国古典音乐大师致敬



约翰内斯·勃拉姆斯(改编:邹野,世界首演):F大调第一弦乐五重奏,作品88

约翰内斯·勃拉姆斯(改编:邹野,世界首演):两首歌,为次女高音、中提琴与钢琴所作,作品91

路德维希·范·贝多芬(改编:邹野,世界首演):降B大调钢琴三重奏“大公”,作品97



次女高音:朱慧玲

中提琴:曹飞

指挥:余隆


次女高音:朱慧玲

朱慧玲是当今不多的几位活跃在欧洲主流歌剧舞台的女中音歌唱家。她除了歌剧演出之外,还担任德国汉堡新生代艺术家基金会艺术总监、德国蒂门多夫歌剧比赛评委。

她在德国、奥地利、瑞士、芬兰等主流歌剧院演唱。

她演唱的剧目包括《卡门》(卡门)、《维特》(夏洛特)、《女人心》(朵拉贝拉)、《弄臣》(玛德莱纳)、《蓝胡子公爵》(皇后)、《莱茵的黄金》(Rheintochter)、《原野》(焦母)等以及德奥轻歌剧。

除了歌剧之外,她还擅长演唱艺术歌曲,曾在巴黎、柏林、斯图加特、汉堡、慕尼黑、米兰、博洛尼亚、苏黎世、伦敦、纽约、华盛顿、东京等地演唱过音乐会。2013年,她首次在中国演出歌剧:国家大剧院版《霍夫曼的故事》(朱丽叶塔),并在在上海交响乐团2012-2013音乐季的《弄臣》中饰演玛德莱纳。近年,她在国内的演出更加频繁,包括国家大剧院的歌剧《安德烈谢尼埃》、《汤豪塞》;上海交响乐团的歌剧《西班牙时光》以及与指挥家张艺、吕绍嘉合作的马勒《大地之歌》;中央歌剧院与指挥家杨洋合作成功首演比才歌剧《卡门》,等等。

本场音乐会是朱慧玲首次与中国爱乐乐团合作。


中提琴:曹飞

曹飞被公认为是当今最优秀的中提琴演奏家之一。 现任中国爱乐乐团中提琴副首席,中央音乐学院中提琴教师,中国爱乐乐团艺术家四重奏中提琴。

曹飞毕业于中央音乐学院,2000年获得全国中提琴比赛第一名,并且包揽了该届比赛中包括奏鸣曲奖、中国作品奖在内的所有奖项。

作为一名活跃的中提琴演奏家,她在国内外各大城市多次举办个人专场、独奏和重奏音乐会,并与多名世界顶级音乐大师和重奏组合作演出,如大提琴家米莎·麦斯基、小提琴家林昭亮、美国ESSEX四重奏、拉赫玛尼诺夫三重奏等。演出足迹更是遍布世界,出访过美国、英国、德国、意大利、法国、卢森堡、比利时、埃及、韩国、日本、新加坡等国家。此外,曾受邀为来华访问的荷兰女王和美国前国务卿基辛格演出;还与中国爱乐乐团及上海交响乐团合作演出莫扎特、巴托克等作曲家的中提琴协奏曲。

自2008年起,曹飞开始定期在各大知名音乐厅举办“中提琴系列音乐会”。这一系列的音乐会曲目跨度极大,形式多样,从巴洛克时期到现代音乐,从改编作品到世界首演作品。其中,她曾在一场音乐会中演绎了四首完整的古典中提琴协奏曲;在中提琴现代协奏曲专场音乐会中完整的演绎了沃尔顿、巴托克、欣德米特的三首最著名的中提琴协奏曲;在帕格尼尼中提琴作品专场中所演绎的改编自小提琴的帕格尼尼24首随想曲等,其精湛的技艺及激情四射的诠释被海内外媒体称赞为最具激情和最具表现力的中提琴演奏家。

2013年10月,曹飞应邀参加第十六届北京国际音乐节,担任潘德列茨基中提琴协奏曲的独奏,由潘德列茨基大师亲自执棒、中国国家交响乐团协奏的这部力作在中国的首演意义非凡。曹飞娴熟的技巧和自然流畅的音乐表现力得到了潘德列茨基的高度评价和赞扬。

曹飞曾多次作为独奏家与中国爱乐乐团合作。2014年6月21日,她担任独奏演奏了帕格尼尼的C小调中提琴与乐队奏鸣曲,担任指挥的是叶咏诗。


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、香港管弦乐团首席客座指挥。

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、费城交响乐团、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、NDR北德广播交响乐团、悉尼交响乐团、BBC交响乐团、多伦多交响乐团、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。

2014年7月,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团在英国逍遥音乐节演出,演出受到了英国各界的极大好评,获得了轰动性的效应。

2016年11-12月,余隆指挥了中国爱乐乐团美洲巡演中全部9场音乐会,其中包括了广受媒体赞誉的旧金山音乐会与洛杉矶音乐会,乐团在纽约大卫·盖芬音乐厅全场售罄的首演,以及在古巴的两场历史性音乐会。

2017年8月,余隆与上海交响乐团赴欧洲巡演,先后亮相瑞士琉森音乐节,奥地利蒂罗尔节日剧院夏日音乐节、格拉芬内格音乐节以及德国汉堡易北爱乐音乐厅。四地均为中国乐团首次受邀出访。

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。2014年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团拍摄了交响乐艺术电影小提琴协奏曲《梁山伯与祝英台》,成为我国第一部该类型的艺术电影。2015年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团拍摄了交响乐艺术电影《黄河》。

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”。

2014年,法国政府授予余隆“法国荣誉军团骑士勋章”。

2015年,余隆获颁“全国中青年德艺双馨文艺工作者”称号,同年荣获由美国大西洋理事会颁发的“全球公民”奖,以及由耶鲁大学音乐学院颁发的“桑福德奖章”。

2016年4月,余隆当选美国艺术与科学学院外籍荣誉院士。

2016年6月,余隆获得由德国联邦政府颁发的德国联邦十字勋章。

余隆现任第十一、十二届全国政协委员,并担任中国音乐家协会副主席职务。




Johannes Brahms (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): String Quintet No.1 in F major, Op. 88

Johannes Brahms (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): 2 Gesänge, for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, Op. 91

Ludwig van Beethoven (Arr.: Zou Ye, world premiere): Piano trio in B-flat major “Archduke”, Op.97


Zhu Huiling, mezzo-soprano

Cao Fei, viola

Long Yu, conductor


Zhu Huiling, mezzo-soprano

The young Chinese mezzo-soprano was born in Shanghai. After the graduating from the Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music by Prof. Bian Jingzu, she started her vocal study in Europe. She studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg by Prof. Ingrid Kremling and there she made her bachelor and master degree of Lieder-Oratorio and opera with a first outstanding award. 2011 she received her doctor degree of opera performing and singing at the Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart by Prof. Dunja Vejzovic. During her study, Ms. Zhu has visited numerous of singing masterclasses, such as by Madame Zhou Xiaoyan, Ileana Cotrubas, Wen Kezheng, Mirella Freni and Francisco Araiza etc., and also the masterclasses organized by the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala.

She is a winner of Elisa-Meyer Vocal Competition and Timmendorfer Strand Music Festival Singing Competition in Germany, Nagasaki Music Competition in Japan. 

Her opera repertoire includes "Carmen" (Carmen), "Werther" (Charlotte), "Cosi fan tutte" (Dorabella) "Rigoletto" (Maddalena), "Rheingold" (Rheintochter) ,"Wilderness" (Jiao's Mother), as well as some German and Austrian operettas.

Besides opera, Ms. Zhu is also a outstanding concert singer. She gives her Lieder recital in Germany, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, UK and the USA.

She made her opera debut in China in 2013, as Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann produced by NCPA Beijing. She appeared  in 2012-2013 season of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, singing Maddalena in Rigoletto. In 2014-2015 season, she was soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with NCPA Orchestra, and collaborated with Maestro Zhang Yi and  The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde conducted by Zhang Yi. In May, she sang Bersi in Andrea Chenier in a NCPA production. In April 2017, she made triumph debut of Carmen with Yang Yang and China National Opera. 

Since 2008, Ms. Huiling Zhu is the artistic director of the charitable foundation Stiftung Chinesische Nachwuchskünstler e. V. Hamburg (Germany).

This concert features her debut with the China Philharmonic Orchestra.


Cao Fei, viola

Cao Fei is celebrated as one of the leading violists of our time. She is currently serving as the Associate Principle of the China Philharmonic Orchestra as well as teaching at the Central Conservatory of Music. She is also member of the China Philharmonic Orchestra Artists String Quartet.

Graduated from the Central Conservatory, Cao Fei went on to win the national viola competition in 2000 by swooping the individual prizes including sonata performance and Chinese composition as well.

An active viola soloist, Cao Fei holds recitals and chamber music events across the nation while also collaborating with internationally celebrated masters and ensembles, including Mischa Maisky, Cho-Liang Lin, Essex String Quartet and the Rachmaninoff Trio. She has performed in the United States, the United Kingdoms, Germany, Italy, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Egypt, Korea, Japan and Singapore, just to name a few. She has performed in front of visiting celebrities including the Queen of Netherlands and former U.S. Secretary of States Henry Kissinger. She also appeared as soloist with the China Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and performed viola concertos by Mozart and Bartok.

Since 2008, Cao Fei regularly hold “Viola Concert Series” in major concert halls across China. This wide ranged series feature programs from Baroque to contemporary as well as from arrangements to world premieres. She performed in one concert 4 complete classical viola concertos, and in another concert 3 modern concertos by Walton, Bartok and Hindemith, as well as Paganini’s arranged Capriccios in a Paganini’s viola work special concert. Her outstanding techniques and passionate playing were highly praised by domestic and international media as is regarded as one of the most passionate and expressive viola players.

In October 2013, Cao Fei was invited by the 16th Beijing Music Festival and performed Penderecki’s viola concerto under the baton of Maestro Penderecki himself with the China National Symphony Orchestra’s accompany. Her swift techniques and fluent music expression were highly regarded by the Maestro.

Cao Fei appears with the China Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist. On June 21st 2014, she performed Paganini’s C minor sonata for viola and orchestra under the baton of Yip Wing-sie.


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, as well as Principle Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

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, Toronto 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 Künste 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 18 years 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 XVI 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 introduced 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. 

In July 2014, Long Yu conducted the China Philharmonic Orchestra  in the BBC Proms as the first orchestra from China to play in a world class music festival and the concert was highly praised by media and audience.

In November – December 2016, Long Yu conducted all 9 performances of the China Philharmonic Orchestra’s Tour of the Americans including overwhelmingly received debut at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and a return to Davies Hall in San Francisco, the orchestra’s sold-out debut at David Geffen Hall, New York, and two historical performances in Republic of Cuba.

In August 2017, Long Yu conducted Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s Tour of Europe for consecutive performances at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Tiroler Festspiele and Grafenegg Festival in Austria as well as Hamburg Elbephilharmonie in Germany, making debut performances as a Chinese orchestra in all four locations.

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. In the summer of 2014 Long Yu conducted the CPO in a symphony film of the Chinese violin concerto The Butterfly Lovers as the first art film of classical music in China. In 2015 Long Yu conducted the CPO in another film The Yellow River.

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”.

In 2014, Long Yu received the France Knight of Legion of Honour.

In 2015, Long Yu was named “Morally and Artistically Excellent Artist” by state authority. He was also awarded “Global Citizen Award” by the Atlantic Council, and the Sanford Medal by Yale University’s College of Music in 2015.

In April, 2016, Long Yu was elected as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In June, 2016, Long Yu received German’s Federal Cross of Merit.

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.