Daye Lin, Conductor
Maestro Lin Daye is currently Music Director & Principal Conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Head of Conducting Department at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China. In 2019, on invitation by the Emilia Romagna Festival, Donizetti Festival and the state of Erlangen, Nuremburg, Mo. Lin conducted Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra at the Ljubljana Festival, Donizetti Festival, Festival delle Nazioni, Münchner Kammerphilharmonie dacapo, amongst others.
Highlights of 2017/18 season include his appearance at the Filarmonica Artura Toscanini, Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in Mexico, and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra's “Belt & Road Middle-East Tour. In 2016, Mo. Lin has conducted China Philharmonic Orchestra, Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra and Zhao Jiping Composition Concert at the “Shanghai Spring” International Music Festival. May of the same year witnessed his official appointment as Music Director and Principal Conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. In September, he brought Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra to the world stage, at Ljubljana Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Merano Festival, and “RadiRo” International Festival of Radio Orchestras in Romania on invitation by the Emilia Romagna Festival and “RadiRo” Romania. Highlights of his 2013-2015 season included the conductorship of world premiere of symphonic epic NINE ODES by Zhou Long at the Beijing Music Festival. In 2015, on invitation by Mariinsky Theatre, Mo. Lin conducted the St. Petersburg Symphony at the Musical Olympus International Music Festival. In June 2015, he was chosen to replace maestro Edo de Waart and conduct Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at its newly established symphony hall. In September,
Mo. Lin has appointed as the Associate Professor and Head of Teaching and Research of Conducting Department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under recommendation of maestros HUANG Xiaotong, ZHANG Guoyong and YU Long, and
recently became Associate Head of Conducting Department. In 2011, Mo. Lin made a successful North American debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, he won the First Prize at the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition in Frankfurt, the very first Chinese recipient of this laureate. In 2013, he has awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by Guangdong Musicians' Association. Throughout 2010 to 2015, Mo. Lin served as Principal Conductor of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and made multiple tours at home and abroad. In 2010 at the Shanghai “Music in the Summer Air” Festival, he conducted Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), and the same year the Chinese premiere of Madame White Snake, a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera co-commissioned by Boston Opera and Beijing Music Festival (BMF). Born in 1980, distinguished young conductor Daye Lin has studied conducting under tutelage of Prof. XU Xin at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, Prof. ZHANG Guoyong at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Christian Ehwald, where he obtained the Konzertexamen.