Yang Yang (conductor)
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Yang Yang (杨洋) is the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.
As one of the most active young conductors in China, Mr. Yang Yang has conducted more than 20 domestic and foreign outstanding symphony orchestras. In the year of 1998, at the First Beijing International Music Festival, Mr.Yang started his conducting career. In the following seven years, he conducted the operas and concerts at the same festival. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Yang held the position as the Assistant Conductor for China Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2006, Yang Yang attended an advanced training course hosted by Myung Whun Chung, a Korean conducting master, in Korea. Now Mr. Yang is the Assistant Art Director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. He became the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra from 2009.
In November 2006, he won First Place for his outstanding performance at the Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for Orchestral Conducting in Greece. It was the first time for a Chinese conductor to receive such honor.