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Daye Lin

Daye Lin was born in 1980 in Shandong Province, China and is a distinguished young conductor. He has studied conducting under the tutelage of Prof. Xu Xin, conducting professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Prof. Zhang Guoyong at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Christian Ehwald.

Between 2010 and 2015, Daye Lin was appointed Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and made several concert tours with the GSO in his homeland and overseas including in Germany, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Thailand, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore. At the Shanghai “Music in the Summer Air” festival, in August 2010, he conducted London’s Royal Philharmonic.

In 2011-2013, he made a very successful North American debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, Daye Lin won the First Prize at the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition in Frankfurt, Germany and was the first Chinese recipient of this prize. In 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by Guangdong Musicians Association. He has also received the Excellent Musician Prize by Guangdong Musicians Association several times.

In 2016, Daye has conducted the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Castillo y Leon Symphony Orchestra and the Composition Concert of Zhao Jiping at the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. In May, Daye was officially appointed as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SZSO). In September, he made his first appearance as music director with SZSO on the international stage of the Ljubljana Festival, the Emilia Romagna Festival, the Merano Festival as well as RadiRo – International Radio Orchestras Festival in Romania.

Highlights of the 2017/18 season include his appearance at the Filarmonica Artura Toscanini, Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in Mexico with acclaims.