Inside IMCH #13 : Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra
Jan. 25, 2018, 1:32 p.m.
Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was founded in 1982 with the support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The orchestra has grown into one of China’s finest professional orchestras after more than 30 years of explorations and efforts. The orchestra has since distinguished itself as having a high level of excellence and a rising international profile. Violinist Mr. Nie Bing is the current president of the orchestra, Maestro Yu Long as Artistic Advisor, and the distinguished conductor Lin Daye as Music Director.
Until 2007, well-known Chinese conductors such as Yao Guan Rong, Zhang Guoyong, and Yu Feng have held the position of Music Directors of the orchestra in the past. Christian Ehwald, the Principal Professor of ‘Hanns Eisler’ Conservatory of Music’s Conducting Department in Berlin, assumed the position of Music Director from 2008 to July 2016. Since August 2016, famous young conductor Lin Daye has appointed as the Music Director of the orchestra.
The orchestra has toured regularly around China since 1987, making stops in many cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Sichuan and Xinjiang. The orchestra has also done tours in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao in that time. On the international stage, it has toured in over four continents, spanning countries such as the United States of America, Canada, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Korea, Thailand and other cities and has received international acclaims.
The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will perform in the opening of the Winners Gala and Awards Ceremony at the Harbin Grand Theatre on January 26 2018, with the famous Chinese conductor Yongyan Hu and the finalists of the International Music Competition Harbin.