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Henry Lindsay

Henry Lindsay

Associate Director
Jemima Pickersgill

Jemima Pickersgill

Assistant Artist Manager


General management with Askonas Holt Partner manager: China, Japan and France: KAJIMOTO

About Long

Music Director: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director & Chief Conductor: China Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor: Hong Kong Philharmonic Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra: Honorary Music Director & Artistic Committee Chair Founder, Artistic Director (1998-2018), Chair of Artistic Committee (2018-present): Beijing Music Festival Co-Director: MISA Shanghai Summer Festival

Long Yu, the distinguished Chinese conductor with an extensive international reputation, is the Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra and Honorary Music Director for Life & Chair of the Artistic Committee of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

He is also the Principal Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Yu is the Founder of the Beijing Music Festival and was its Artistic Director from 1998 to 2018. He is the Co-Director of the MISA Summer Festival in Shanghai.

This 2023/24 season, international guest appearances bring Maestro Yu together with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, and at home he performs with renowned artists including pianist Stephen Hough, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, Julian Rachlin, baritone Matthias Goerne, and soprano Olga Peretyatko, among others. He will also conduct the world premiere of Aaron Zigman & Mark Campbell’s oratorio Émigré with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), co-commissioned by the SSO and New York Philharmonic.

In the 2022/23 season, guest appearances saw Maestro Yu with the New York Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Guest conducting highlights from previous seasons include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

In July 2021, Deutsche Grammophon released The Song of the Earth featuring Long Yu leading the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and four vocalists. The album features complementary works by Mahler and Chinese composer Xiaogang Ye inspired by the same centuries-old Chinese poetry, bridging the music of the East and the West. This follows Long Yu’s acclaimed first recording for Deutsche Grammophon, called Gateways with Maxim Vengerov.

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General management with Askonas Holt Partner manager: China, Japan and France: KAJIMOTO

Season Highlights

Nov 2023
Jaguar Shanghai Symphony Hall
Émigré: An Oratorio (composed by Aaron Zigman) WORLD PREMIERE Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Members of the New York Philharmonic Chorus
Jan 2024
Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Lunar New Year Concert Featuring repertoire in honour of the Year of the Dragon. The Philadelphia Orchestra
Feb 2024
David Geffen Hall
Émigré: An Oratorio (composed by Aaron Zigman) US PREMIERE New York Philharmonic New York Philharmonic Chorus