Jian Huan currently serves as the Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO), an affiliate orchestra of the GSO. A graduate of Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Professor Xu Xin, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2009, where she was awarded a full scholarship to continue her doctoral studies, concurrently serving as the Conductor Assistant of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), including the CSO’s May Festival. During the same period, Jing Huan was also Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Artaria Chamber Orchestra. In June 2012, she was one of two prizewinners at the inaugural Li Delun National Conducting Competition in Qingdao, China. She was Assistant Conductor of the São Paulo State Symphony’s 2013 music season. Jing Huan conducted the GSO in Italy and the United Kingdom. She also led the GSYO to Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Japan on cultural exchange programs. Jing Huan’s achievements at the helm of the GSYO attracted the attention of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), and she has been serving on its board since July 2016.