Yongyan Hu

Artistic Director, Conductor

Maestro Hu’s versatile, energetic style makes him in high demand as a guest conductor for leading international symphony orchestras to name few the Orchestre National de France, London's Royal Philharmonic, New York's Buffalo Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Taiwan Philharmonic, the China Philharmonic and at Vienna's Wien Modern contemporary music festival. Maestro Hu has also enjoyed fruitful collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma,Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Barbara Hendricks and Pinchas Zukerman as well as Charlotte Church, Nana Mouskouri, Mark O'Connor and Doc Severinsen.

2010, maestro Hu took a new artistic dimension, in collaboration with the legendary Beijing Opera Artist Mei Baojiu, conducting a tour in Canada, that has received a rave reviews.

Maestro Hu also led the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra on a well received concert tour in the United States in early 2009, performing at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, where the Washington Post offered the following highly enthusiastic review: YongyanHu led his musicians, caught the full measure of the anxious despair Bernstein voiced in his score, with its tropical rhythmic patterns and percussive instrumental colors set against the chaotic noises of New York streets.

Maestro Hu’s own career path took him from Beijing to Yale University and the Juilliard School. His distinguished international conducting career has consistently emphasized imaginative programming realized through impeccable performances. In 2000 Maestro Hu became the critically acclaimed Music Director and Conductor of the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra; In the United States, Maestro HU served as the Music Director and Conductor of two outstanding regional orchestras, Minnesota's Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2000 and Nebraska's Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, from 1993 to 1998.

Maestro Yongyan Hu serves as the Artistic Director of EOS Orchestra, China’s Orchestra Academy at the Central Conservatory, with whom they have completed all Mahler Symphony circle at the China’s National Center for the Performing Arts in last year.