Daye Lin

Music Director


Music Director & Principal Conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

Associate Head of Conducting Department, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Prize winner of the 6th International Conductors' Competition Sir Georg Solti


Distinguished young conductor, Daye Lin was born in 1980 in Shandong Province, China. He has studied conducting under tutelage of Prof. Xu Xin atthe Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing,Prof. Zhang Guoyong at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Christian Ehwald and obtained the Konzertexam certificate in Germany.

Between 2010 to 2015, Daye Lin was appointed as Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and made several concert tours with the GSO in homeland and overseas. 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 2011, 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 which held in Frankfurt, Germany and being the first Chinese recipient of this competition.In 2013, he has awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by Guangdong Musicians Association.

Highlights of 2013-2015 season include the world premiere of a major new work named A Symphonic Epic “Nine Odes” by Zhou Long at the Beijing Music Festival. In 2015, he has received the invitation from Mariinsky Theatre to attend the Musical Olympus International Music Festival and conducted the St Petersburg Symphony. In June 2015 he was chosen to replace Edo De Waart, and conducted the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in the new SSO Symphony Hall. In September, Daye 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 conducting scholar-Mr Huang Xiaotong, conducting educator-Mr Zhang Guoyong and well-known conductor-Mr Yu Long. Recently, he has appointed as the Associate Head of Conducting Department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

In 2016, Daye has conducted 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 has officially appointed as Music Director and Principal Conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SZSO). In September, he emergence his first appearance as music director with SZSO on the international stage of the Ljubljana Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Merano Festival as well as Radiro - International Radio Orchestras Festival in Romania invited by the Emilia Romagna Festival and Radio Romania.

Highlights of 2017/18 season include his appearance at the FilarmonicaArtura Toscanini, Nurnberg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the OrquestaFilarmonica de la UNAM in Mexico and SZSO Belt & Road middle east Europe concert tour.

In 2019, once again invited by the Emilia Romagna Festival, Donizetti Festival and the state of Erlangen, Nuremburg to conduct SZSO at the Ljubljana Festival, Donizetti Festival,Festival delleNazioni, KammerphilharmoniedacapoMünchen among others.