Yu Long

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yu.

Yu Long (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yú Lóng; born 1964) is the Music Director of the China Philharmonic and the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival.

Yu was born into a family of musicians in Shanghai and received his early childhood music education from his grandfather the composer Ding Shande. This education prepared him for the rigorous formal music education he was to receive in Shanghai Conservatory of Music and then in Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin.

Yu Long made news in New York City for his conducting of the New York Philharmonic at the annual Chinese New Year concert and for fending off an attack on the streets of New York on the eve of the concert in 2012. It was reported that he went on to conduct the Philharmonic the next day with a swollen eye. [1]

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  1. ^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/on-eve-of-philharmonic-concert-chinese-conductor-slugs-it-out-with-attacker/

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