Long Yu

The Beijinger: Beijing Music Festival Returns Oct. 4-28

The Beijinger
Will Griffith

One of the world’s leading music festivals since 1998, the Beijing Music Festival returns this month with operas, symphony concerts, recitals, chamber concerts, and more. To read more about the festival of 22 shows, click here.

Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

With new sounds in the beginning of the concert to the tried and true of the Western canon, the Shanghai Symphony’s debut at Wolf Trap was a wonderful snapshot of its musical history and tradition.

Chicago Tribune: Shanghai Symphony Brings 140-Year Tradition to America

Chicago Tribune: Shanghai Symphony Brings 140-Year Tradition to America

When the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra makes its Chicago-area debut Aug. 16 at the Ravinia Festival, no one will be prouder of the occasion than its music director, Long Yu.

The New York Times: Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man with Long Yu Play With Cinematic Sweep

The New York Times: Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man with Long Yu Play With Cinematic Sweep

“A Happy Excursion” had a fitting companion in Tchaikovsky’s emotive “Pathétique” Symphony. The [New York] Philharmonic musicians can probably play this overprogrammed piece in their sleep; in the past, it has occasionally felt as if they were doing just that. But under Mr. Yu’s baton, they summoned surprising extremes, leavened occasionally with the brisk lightness of a Tchaikovsky ballet.

South China Morning Post: Passing the baton: Chinese conductors finally get their chance on the big stage

South China Morning Post: Passing the baton: Chinese conductors finally get their chance on the big stage

After years of relying on Westerners, symphony orchestras across China are turning to a fresh generation of Chinese musical directors.

Forbes: Isaac Stern's Pioneering Spirit Lives On Via Shanghai Event, $100,000 Prize

Forbes: Isaac Stern's Pioneering Spirit Lives On Via Shanghai Event, $100,000 Prize

Though [Isaac Stern] died at age 81 in 2001, his spirit lives on in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, a bi-annual international violin competition to be held starting Aug. 10 with winners to be announced on Sept. 1. The $100,000 first prize is the largest in the world for a violin competition.

The New York Times: Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut with Maestro Long Yu

The New York Times: Watch Ping-Pong Make Its New York Philharmonic Debut with Maestro Long Yu

Michael Landers and Ariel Hsing, table tennis champions in their early 20s, are featured as the Ping-Pong-playing soloists in Andy Akiho’s energetic concerto “Ricochet,” which will have its American premiere on Tuesday as part of the Philharmonic’s Lunar New Year gala. And yes, this is the first time a Ping-Pong table has been onstage at David Geffen Hall.