“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
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.
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.