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Huang Yi

One of the most exciting Chinese conductors on the classical music scene today, Huang Yi is currently Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and Principal Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Kunming Nie’er Symphony Orchestra. From 2019 until 2023, he was also Chief Conductor of the China National Ballet Symphony Orchestra. 


In the 2023/24 season, Huang Yi officially begins his tenure as GSO Music Director. During the past decade he has conducted the GSO in memorable concerts featuring works by Mahler, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Ding Shande, Chen Qigang, Tan Dun and others. In 2023, he conducted the GSO in its 31st Guangzhou New Year’s Concert. His inspiring creativity has not only been genuinely rejoined by GSO musicians but also received unanimous acclaim among cultural circles. 


Among the distinguished international orchestras Huang has conducted to date are the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, New Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra and Korea’s Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. At home, he has also led the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, China National Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, NCPA Orchestra and the Inner Mongolia Arts Theatre Orchestra.