Lan Shui

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Lan Shui (Chinese: 水蓝) is a Chinese-American conductor and currently holds the post as Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Copenhagen Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor of Denmark's Aalborg Symphony. Born in China, Shui started as a violinist and eventually studied conducting at Boston University in the mid-1980s, first with Michael Charry and later with David Hoose.

Shui has also worked with violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Gil Shaham, Maxim Vengerov, Hilary Hahn, Lynnette Seah, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja, Gerhard Oppitz, Yefim Bronfman and Rudolf Buchbinder.

Shui has performed at festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Bravo! Vail Valley, Round Top, Eastern Music, National Orchestra Institute, and Casals Festival.

Since he joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 1997, the Orchestra has signed an exclusive recording contract with the international label BIS. Shui has led the Orchestra on several successful tours. The Singaporean composer Bernard Tan's Violin Concerto was premiered in January 2006 with Lynnette Seah as soloist.

Shui is the recipient of several international awards, including the Boston University's Distinguished Alumni Award while he also received the Cultural Medallion in 2009 in recognition of his work for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.[1]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Joseph. "Biography: Lan Shui". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 

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Preceded by
Giordano Bellincampi
Principal Conductor, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by