“Long Yu, China’s Herbert von Karajan, (is) the most powerful figure in China’s classical music scene.”


​– The New York Times

"A superpower of China’s burgeoning music world."

– Washington Post


June 28, 2019

Deutsche Grammophon released Gateways today, the first of a series of albums featuring works by major Chinese composers. The album, featuring Maestro Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, includes two works by Qigang Chen, as well as Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances” and Kreisler’s “Tambourin chinois”, with Maxim Vengerov as the soloist. Gateways is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Click here to see the full list. Watch the trailer here.

Looking ahead, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's 140th Anniversary Summer Worldwide Tour led by Maestro Long Yu debuts at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Wolf Trap and Ravinia Festival and returns to Lucerne Festival, Grafenegg, and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam from August 14 to September 1 with soloists Eric Lu, Alisa Weilerstein, and Frank Peter Zimmermann.​ Read more from Gramophone

here about what is in store for the symphony.


March 21, 2019

Long Yu is featured on the cover of Gramophone's April issue. "[DG president Dr. Clemens Trautmann] recalls the 'incredibly high standards' he heard from the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra a few years ago at the Lucerne Festival... 'Karajan and Bernstein weren't just music directors, they were cultural entrepreneurs,' [Trautmann] says of DG's

linchpin artists of the last century. 'We see similar potential in the partnership of the SSO and its music director Long Yu – a conductor who is making a difference to the cultural landscape inside China, and outside it too.' "

Read more in Gramophone's April issue, available here.

© 2019 by Long Yu

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