Born in Beijing, 31-year-old Huang Yi has established himself as one of the brightest young conductors in China.
In 2015 he was appointed Assistant Conductor at the China Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2016 took up the position of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Kunming Nie'er Symphony Orchestra. Huang studied both at China’s Central Conservatory of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin. He is now a conducting faculty member of both institutions.
In 2009 he was assistant conductor to Seiji Ozawa at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo and in 2013 assisted Christian Thielemann in a co-production of Wagner's Parsifal between the Beijing Music Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival.
A regular guest conductor with all the major Chinese orchestras, including Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen, Huang conducted the world premiere of Andy Akiho’s ‘Ricochet’ Ping Pong Concerto with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the 2015 Beijing Music Festival & MISA Festival.