Principal Conductor, GSO. Lin Daye won the First Prize at the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition in Frankfurt, 2012.

He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, effective September 2010, and led the orchestra went to Bangkok (2010) where they performed two concerts for the politician including Thai Royal Family, as well as on tours to Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore (2012 and 2013), as well as on tours to Europe (October 2009 and December 2010).

In 2010, his debuts with the China Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Beijing Music Festival in an all-Sibelius program) and with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and both orchestras issued immediate re-invitations. At the Shanghai “Music in the Summer Air” festival, in August 2010, he conducted London’s Royal Philharmonic. In October 2010 he conducted the Chinese premiere of Madame White Snake – the Pulitzer Prize-winning new opera co-commissioned from Zhou Long by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival (BMF). In 2014, he conducted the Chinese Premiere of Guo Wenjing’s Violin Concerto with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.

Highlights of the 2012/13 include being featured on CCTV conducting the China Philharmonic Orchestra in the well-received ‘Top 10’ series. With the Shanghai Symphony he conducted a program of contemporary music by leading Chinese composers, and with China Philharmonic Orchestra, a program featuring Franck Symphony in d minor, as well as making his very successful North American debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Lin has collaborated with many leading Chinese and international soloists, including Rapin, Sarah Chang, Midori, Ryu Goto, Gary Graffman, Lang Lang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Wang Jian and Shen Yang.

Highlights of the 2013/14 season include the world premiere of a major new work named A Symphonic Epic “Nine Odes” by Zhou Long at the Beijing Music Festival, Mahler Symphony No.5 with Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, a Rachmaninoff program with Shanghai Symphony, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with Shanghai Opera Company and Guangzhou Symphony, and Mahler Symphony No.1 to close the season of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

Lin Daye was born in Shandong, China in 1980. As a child he studied piano and at the age of 15 began to study conducting with Prof. Xu Xin at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 1998, he was accepted into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to continue his conducting studies with Prof. Zhang Guoyong. During this period Lin Daye was the guest conductor of the Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra and also was given the opportunity to participate in a master-class given by Maestro Seiji Ozawa who praised him highly.

In 2005, he obtained a scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and began to study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Christian Ehwald. Retaining strong links with the musical scene in China during his study, Lin Daye developed a relationship with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra; in 2007 becoming assistant conductor and in 2008, their resident conductor. In 2009 he was appointed resident conductor of the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.