“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 5, 2020
Maestro Yu conducted his first concert tonight since the shuttering of concerts due to the pandemic. The program, performed by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, included Chinese works such as "Wuhan" by Fang Shi and Chinese Heart by Ding Xiaoli. Read more here.
January 23, 2020
The New York Times has chosen New York Philharmonic's annual Lunar New Year Concert & Gala, which Maestro Long Yu is conducting, as a classical music concert to see this weekend. The musicians will be bringing in the year of the rat with a blend of cultures including American-Israeli violinist Gil Shaham's performance of a Chinese favorite, The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, and Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang's performance of Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue.