Yuan Ding, Principal Conductor
As an acclaimed conductor, Yuan Ding has successfully conducted in recent years, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, South Westphalia Philharmonic Orchestra, Oper Leipzig, West Sachsen Symphony Orchestra, Jenaer Philharmonie, the orchestra and chorus of Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, korea National Opera. He has also maintained a long-term and fruitful cooperative relationship with the top domestic art groups including China National Symphony Orchestra and its Chorus, China NCPA Orchestra and its Chorus, National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House and Macao Orchestra.
Yuan Ding won a highly successful acclaim for his Leipzig debut of Mendelssohn Symphony No.2 Lobgesang . The performance was praised by critics of Leipziger Volkszeitune as an “extraordinary preciseness of musical narration” and he possesses “advanced professional technique and all characteristics a successful conductor should have”.
With a broad range of orchestral repertoire, Yuan Ding has made outstanding achievements in the field of Opera too. As the backbone of modern opera on the stage, he has conducted in recent years a large number of key original operas supported by the “Project for the Inheritance and Development of Chinese Opera”, many of which were selected to the 2021 showcase project of “100 excellent performing arts works in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. In the performance of western classical opera. Yuan Ding can also fully reveal the artistic charm of works in different styles with his supreme skills and accurate interpretation.
Yuan Ding is an active conductor of concerts and operas but he’s also taking part in major state culture activities having performed for the Chinese and German premiers in April 2018; in January 2019, he made a friendly exchange with North Korea Friendship Art Troupe; later on in the same year, he successively appeared, to great acclaim, in Boao Forum For Asia, Expo 2019 Beijing, World Economic Forum, and in the mega music and dance epic Struggle, the Chinese People.
Yuan Ding is passionate about music since an early age. He graduated with honors from China Central Conservatory of Music in 2008-where he studied under renowned music educator Prof. Xu Xin and famous conductor Mr. Li Xincao-and from Germany’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig in 2012, studying the art of conducting under the guidance of German conductor Ulrich windfuhr. Distinguished Chinese conductor Mr. Lv Jia also gave him great help early in his career. And Yuan Ding had a close and pleasant cooperation with maestros Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel. Christopher Eschenbach and Michel Plasson.
Yuan Ding worked at China NCPA Orchestra from 2013 to 2018. In 2018, he was invited to join China National Opera House as the Principal Conductor. His years of love and loyalty to music have made him a welcomed and highly praised conductor wherever he goes.