Daye LIN has taken up the role as the Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) from September 2010. After four years of study in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, the young Chinese conductor Daye LIN returned in 2009 to his homeland, China, and has enjoyed great success with the country’s leading orchestras. In October 2009 he made his debut with the China Philharmonic Orchestra at the Beijing Music Festival in an all-Sibelius program featuring the famous violinist Midori. Following on from his very successful GSO debut, he subsequently was asked to conduct the GSO on tour in Germany, including at the Berlin Konzerthaus, in a challenging program featuring new symphonic works, which received great acclaim. Highlights in 2010-2011 Music Season, LIN returns to conduct the China Philharmonic Orchestra and makes his debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as the guest conductor.
Daye LIN was born in Shandong, China in 1980. As a child he studied piano and at the age of 15 began to study conducting with Professor 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 Professor Zhang Guoyong. In 2000, he participated 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. While there, he had the opportunity to conduct the famous orchestras like Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Konzerthaus Orchestra), Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra.