Gramophone: DG signs Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Martin Cullingford


First album, due next year, to feature Chinese and Russian repertoire
Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra sign to DG (credit: Leilei Cai)

Deutsche Grammophon has just announced an exclusive contract with the high-profile Chinese conductor Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.  

In recent years China has experienced a massively expanding audience for classical music, while a number of its leading young soloists have achieved immense international prominence, not least the pianists Lang Lang, Yundi Li and Yuja Wang - all also DG artists. This new signing should help further reinforce DG's place in China's classical music scene.

Their first album under the new partnership, due for release next year to mark the orchestra’s 140th anniversary, will feature both Chinese and Russian repertoires.

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