This week, Huang Yi begins his new positions as both Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Ballet of China and as the Principal Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. Having collaborated with the Symphony Orchestra of the National Ballet of China on numerous occasions Huang commented:
“The Orchestra is a powerful symphony orchestra with first-class performance quality, and good cooperation between artists. It is a unique symphony orchestra of ballet in the world, it is a common ideal and pursuit for me and my colleagues to make it a well-known symphony orchestra in China and abroad. “
Huang Yi also remains the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Kunming Nie’er Symphony Orchestra (since 2016). Huang studied at both China’s Central Conservatory of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin and has been a conducting faculty member of both institutions since 2015. In 2009 he was assistant conductor to Seiji Ozawa at the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Project in Japan and in 2013 assisted Christian Thielemann in a co-production between the Beijing Music Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival of Wagner’s Parsifal.
A regular guest conductor with all the major Chinese orchestras including Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen, Mr Huang conducted the world premiere of Andy Akiho’s Ricochet Ping Pong Concerto with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the 2015 Shanghai MISA Festival and made his debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2018.
Read the full press release here.