The Shanghai Youth Philharmonic Orchestra was established with the aims of making an “urban cultural name card” for Shanghai, the international metropolis, and its modern education, gathering high-quality resources of arts education in Shagnhai, and setting up a high level platform for orchestral music for students in Shanghai. Under the direction of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, the Shanghai Youth Philharmonic Orchestra was co-founded by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Education Centre of Science & Arts.
The renowned artist Peng CAO acts as the Music Director of the Shanghai Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Principal players from the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and other renowned ensembles, both home and abroad, act as instructors for all parts. With the solid support from the professionals, the Shanghai Students Orchestra will participate in the yearly Music in the Summer Air Festival as well as various important performances and competitions, representing Shanghai.
The Shanghai Youth Philharmonic Orchestra resolves to be a high level youth orchestra composed of top-notch young instrumentalists with fine artistic accomplishment. It is a youth orchestra that opens to and recruits its members from an extensive pool of artistic talents from universities, colleges and middle schools. It is also a platform for exchange, practice and development for them. A leading member among youth orchestras, the Shanghai Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will explore and construct new modes of administration and systems of operation, effectively promoting healthy development of student art groups. With its high performance level and many accolades, the Shanghai Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will become a thriving place where talents gather together.