中国爱乐乐团2018-2019音乐季开幕音乐会

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导赏  1947年至1948年,理查·施特劳斯在生命的最后岁月里写下了他对人生无限眷恋的传世杰作,女高音和管弦乐队的《最后的四首歌》,它是理查·施特劳斯艺术生涯的终乐章,也是浪漫主义时代的终结篇。全曲由相互关联又彼此独立的四首乐队歌曲组成: 《春》、《九月》、《睡去》和《在暮色中》,这四首蕴含恒永美感的感人歌曲,展示了高贵的生命在落幕时分的绚丽。 施特劳斯是伟大的管弦乐大师、歌剧作曲家。除此以外,他一生都在写艺术歌曲。这其中,乐队歌曲又是他在艺术歌曲领域中的非常有个人特点的创作体裁。他的乐队歌曲是集文学、人声、交响乐三者的整体思维的作品。这四首歌无论在旋律和乐队部分是浑然一体的作品。

中国爱乐乐团的弦乐队是一个非常有实力、有强大的艺术感染力的声部,弦乐改编曲:理查施特劳斯《最后的四首歌》就是以大师的原作为基础,以超大的弦乐队、用纯粹的乐队语言来重新演绎杰作。我们将以这样的形式来向大师致敬!让爱乐者能有多一种形式听到这部作品。

同样将在本场音乐会上上演的,还有勋伯格为勃拉姆斯G小调钢琴四重奏配器的管弦乐版本。中国爱乐乐团早在创立伊始就曾演奏并录制过这部作品,是乐团当之无愧的保留曲目。而它与《最后的四首歌》一样,都是通过作曲家的视角审视其它作曲家的作品,其中的内在联系等待听众去自行发掘。(邹野,作曲家,中国爱乐乐团驻团作曲家)

 

中国爱乐乐团2018-2019音乐季开幕音乐会

The China Philharmonic Orchestra 2018-2019 Season Opening Concert


沃尔夫冈·阿玛迪乌斯·莫扎特:喜悦欢腾,作品K.165

理查·施特劳斯:最后的四首歌(配器:邹野,为弦乐团改编)

约翰内斯·勃拉姆斯:G小调第一钢琴四重奏,作品25(配器:阿诺德·勋伯格)



女高音:奥尔加·佩列佳特科

指挥:余隆


女高音:奥尔加·佩列佳特科

奥尔加·佩列佳特科是世界上最著名的女高音歌唱家之一。她出生于俄罗斯圣彼得堡并在这里长大,其歌唱生涯从马林斯基剧院童声合唱团合唱团开始,此后在柏林汉斯·艾斯勒音乐学院以及汉堡国家歌剧院歌剧工作室学习,并在普拉西多·多明戈组建的多明戈声乐大赛上赢得了国际知名度。如今,她依然不断赢得重要荣誉,其中包括意大利弗兰克·阿比亚蒂音乐评论大奖,以及欧洲最重要的媒体颁发奖项古典回声大奖中的年度最佳独唱专辑奖。

佩列佳特科与索尼古典签署了多张专辑的独家录音合约,刚刚推出了其第四张专辑《俄罗斯之光》,包括了俄罗斯曲目中许多优美的咏叹调与歌曲。在此之前她的专辑还包括了2011年的《Bel canto之美》、2013年的《阿拉贝斯克》以及2015年赢得古典回声奖的《罗西尼!》,最后的这张专辑全部是焦阿基诺·罗西尼的作品,同时还为意大利公共电视台RAI 5拍摄了纪录片,在全欧洲获得了数以千计的观看者。

佩列佳特科独特的声音以及舞台表现力帮助她帮助她征服了最顶尖的歌剧与音乐会舞台,几乎所有重要的歌剧院都曾邀请她演唱歌剧主角,其中包括了柏林德意志歌剧院,柏林国家歌剧院,慕尼黑国家歌剧院,维也纳国家歌剧院,苏黎世歌剧院,威尼斯凤凰歌剧院,米兰斯卡拉歌剧院,马德里皇家皇家金域国际,巴黎巴士底歌剧院,阿姆斯特丹荷兰歌剧院,布鲁塞尔铸币局歌剧院,莫斯科大剧院,圣彼得堡马林斯基剧院以及她曾多次登台的纽约大都会歌剧院,她最近在大都会的演出包括了她的标志性角色吉尔达(《弄臣》),并在最后一分钟顶替一位身体不适的同行饰演维奥列塔(《茶花女》)并大获成功。

佩列佳特科合作过的著名歌剧院导演包括罗伯特·勒帕齐,后者2009年在多伦多执导的斯特拉文斯基《夜莺之歌》奠定了她作为世界级女高音的地位。2007年,她在维姆·文德斯执导的比才《采珠人》里饰演主角莱拉,担任指挥的是丹尼尔·巴伦博伊姆。她在萨尔茨堡音乐节、巴登巴登音乐节、普罗旺斯音乐节与佩萨罗音乐节等频繁登台,其中在佩萨罗录制的《沙布兰的玛蒂尔德》、《西吉斯蒙多》与《软梯》分别在DECCAArthaus MusikOpus Arte出版。

佩列佳特科的独唱音乐会包括巴士底日在埃菲尔铁塔下的庆典音乐会,现场有多达60万名听众,而观看电视直播的国际观众数以百万计。她在华盛顿肯尼迪中心与美国国家交响乐团合作演唱施特劳斯《最后的四首歌》,她还曾与长野健指挥的蒙特利尔交响乐团合作在中国巡演中演唱同样的曲目,她在法国南特的音乐会现场录音经常在ARTE播出。

2017-2018音乐季的亮点包括在莫斯科柴可夫斯基音乐厅致敬已故的阿尔伯托·泽达大师的音乐会,佩列佳特科曾经常与他合作。此外她还将登上布加勒斯特埃奈斯库音乐节,以及在柏林音乐厅与柏林爱乐大厅、汉堡易北爱乐大厅、法兰克福老歌剧院、巴黎爱乐大厅、维也纳新年庆典音乐会等登台。此外,柏林、慕尼黑、汉堡与维也纳的国家歌剧院,纽约大都会歌剧院以及蒙特卡罗歌剧院歌剧院都期待着她的再度登台。

本场音乐会是她第一次与中国爱乐乐团合作。



指挥:余隆

余隆是活跃于国际乐坛的最杰出的中国指挥家。现任中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥、广州交响乐团音乐总监、上海交响乐团音乐总监和北京国际音乐节艺术总监、上海夏季音乐节艺术总监、香港管弦乐团首席客座指挥。

余隆是与世界顶尖级交响乐团合作最多的华人指挥家。他与世界各地众多知名交响乐团和歌剧院有着广泛合作,他指挥过的乐团有纽约爱乐乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、费城交响乐团、洛杉矶爱乐乐团、蒙特利尔交响乐团、华盛顿国家交响乐团、辛辛那提交响乐团、巴黎管弦乐团、班贝格交响乐团、汉堡国家歌剧院、柏林广播交响乐团、莱比锡广播交响乐团、慕尼黑爱乐乐团、NDR北德广播交响乐团、悉尼交响乐团、BBC交响乐团、多伦多交响乐团、香港管弦乐团、东京爱乐乐团和新加坡交响乐团等。

余隆1964年出生于上海的音乐世家,自幼随外祖父、著名作曲家丁善德教授学习音乐。后求学于上海音乐学院和德国柏林高等艺术大学。先后受教于中国音乐教育家黄晓同教授和德国歌剧指挥家鲁宾斯坦教授等名师。出色的音乐天赋、优越的教育背景及广博的社会资源为余隆的艺术生涯奠定了坚实基础,使得他能够迅速成长为一位成就卓著的指挥家和音乐活动家。

余隆的艺术生涯涵盖指挥和艺术管理领域。1992年自德国学成回国后,余隆担任中央歌剧院常任指挥。同年,他创办了首届北京新年音乐会,并连续三年担任指挥,开启国内演出新年音乐会之先河。1993年起,余隆连续五年为香港市政局指挥歌剧演出。1998年,余隆发起并创办了北京国际音乐节,担任艺术总监。在他的出色领导下,北京国际音乐节不仅成为中国和亚洲规模最大的音乐节,也跻身于全球知名度最高的音乐节之列。在过去若干年间,金秋时节的北京国际音乐节上呈现了由众多著名乐团如柏林爱乐乐团和纽约爱乐乐团演出的精彩音乐会以及柏林德意志歌剧院、威尼斯凤凰歌剧院和圣彼得堡马林斯基剧院等带来的歌剧盛典,如《尼伯龙根的指环》、《玫瑰骑士》、《唐豪瑟》、《茶花女》、《纳布科》、《璐璐》和《姆钦斯克县的麦克白夫人》。

2000年,余隆参与创建了中国爱乐乐团,并担任艺术总监和首席指挥。余隆期望通过与众多世界知名音乐家的合作,使中国爱乐乐团发展成一个全能型职业化乐团,不仅向全世界介绍优秀的中国交响乐作品,也使得中国音乐家对西方音乐各时期及各种风格作品的演奏达到全新水准,并且在不同音乐形式上均有建树。余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团举行了许多大型作品的中国首演。2002年10月,作为第五届北京国际音乐节开幕式音乐会,余隆指挥包括中国爱乐乐团在内的近千名中外音乐家演出了马勒的第八《千人》交响曲,完成了这部宏伟巨作的历史性中国首演。从那时起,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团演奏了数百部古典音乐的文献作品,并被誉为中国诠释德奥作品的最权威的指挥家。

2001年9月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团在台湾地区举行了成功的巡回演出。2002年6月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团参加了波多黎各的卡萨尔斯音乐节,随后在圣何塞、洛杉矶等地进行了美国西海岸巡演。同年9月,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团赴海外巡演,在日本东京、神户、大阪和韩国汉城演出,所到之处均深受欢迎,尤其是在东京三得利音乐厅的音乐会,赢得了包括日本皇室成员在内的两千余名日本听众的热烈喝采,取得了轰动性成功。2003年,余隆的一系列重要指挥活动包括与东京爱乐乐团合作并率该团在中国巡演。同年5月起,他在作为北京国际音乐节艺术总监与中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥的同时兼任广州交响乐团音乐总监。9月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团赴欧洲巡演,在著名的巴黎国家歌剧院、华沙国家大剧院和维也纳音乐之友协会金色大厅演出,获得巨大成功。11月至12月间,余隆与大提琴家米沙·麦斯基和广州交响乐团一道进行大规模巡演,在巴黎香榭丽舍剧院、卢森堡音乐学院音乐厅、荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅、开罗歌剧院和亚历山大音乐厅演出。2005年2月至4月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团进行了规模空前的环球世界巡演,历时四十多天,跨越北美和欧洲,不仅在中国乐团出访史上前所未有,在全亚洲交响乐团中亦属罕见。2008年5月7日,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团和上海歌剧院合唱团在梵蒂冈城保罗六世礼堂为教宗本笃十六世及八千余名听众演出了莫扎特的《安魂曲》,成为令全世界瞩目的重要文化盛事。英国《卫报》称此次意义非凡的演出为“中梵借音乐外交‘破冰’”。2009年11月,余隆率领上海交响乐团在纽约、洛杉矶、多伦多、圣地亚哥等北美12座城市进行了极为成功的巡演,《纽约时报》在2009年11月9日刊载专文介绍余隆的艺术成就,将余隆誉为“中国的赫伯特·冯·卡拉扬”。2010年3月,余隆率上海交响乐团赴波兰参加第十四届贝多芬音乐节,并在华沙和罗兹两座城市演出,受到各界高度评价。2011年,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团巡访美国西海岸十数个城市。2012年中国春节期间,余隆指挥纽约爱乐乐团在纽约林肯中心的菲舍尔音乐厅举行了首次中国新年音乐会,使得他的指挥艺术再一次在美国享受盛誉。

2014年7月,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团在英国逍遥音乐节演出,演出受到了英国各界的极大好评,获得了轰动性的效应。

2016年11-12月,余隆指挥了中国爱乐乐团美洲巡演中全部9场音乐会,其中包括了广受媒体赞誉的旧金山音乐会与洛杉矶音乐会,乐团在纽约大卫·盖芬音乐厅全场售罄的首演,以及在古巴的两场历史性音乐会。

2017年8月,余隆与上海交响乐团赴欧洲巡演,先后亮相瑞士琉森音乐节,奥地利蒂罗尔节日剧院夏日音乐节、格拉芬内格音乐节以及德国汉堡易北爱乐音乐厅。四地均为中国乐团首次受邀出访。

2018年7-8月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团完成了俄罗斯巡演。

余隆作为指挥家以及交响乐团和音乐节的领导者多年来始终大力倡导当代音乐,他领导下的北京国际音乐节、中国爱乐乐团和广州交响乐团等机构和团体向当今最重要的作曲家委约创作,包括克里斯托夫·潘德列茨基、约翰·威廉姆斯、菲利普·格拉斯、霍华德·肖、郭文景、谭盾、叶小纲、赵季平、赵麟和陈银淑等,并由马友友、朗朗、朱利安·劳埃德-韦伯等当今最优秀的演奏家与中国爱乐乐团担任首演。在2011年,由余隆担任艺术总监的北京国际音乐节与波士顿歌剧院向作曲家周龙共同委约的歌剧《白蛇传》获得了普利策奖。

余隆指挥的录音包括德意志唱片公司录制发行、中国爱乐乐团演奏的勃拉姆斯G小调钢琴四重奏(阿诺德·勋伯格配器)和瓦格纳的《唐豪瑟》序曲、中国管弦乐作品集以及由郎朗担任钢琴独奏的钢琴协奏曲《黄河》。拿索斯公司发行有余隆指挥科恩格尔德的小提琴协奏曲和丁善德的《长征交响曲》。2012年,余隆主持的中国爱乐乐团100张CD和10张LP唱片的发行更开创了中国乐团录制鸿篇巨制的先河。2014年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团拍摄了交响乐艺术电影小提琴协奏曲《梁山伯与祝英台》,成为我国第一部该类型的艺术电影。2015年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团拍摄了交响乐艺术电影《黄河》。

作为一位优秀的音乐家和知名人士,余隆亦把培养年轻音乐家和社会教育工作作为己任,每年他都会发掘和培养一批年轻音乐家与他领导的乐团合作,使年轻音乐家能够在最受瞩目的音乐平台上崭露头角。2007年余隆创办了广东国际音乐夏令营,2012年上海交响乐团与纽约爱乐乐团联合创办的乐队学院令众多的年轻音乐家心向往之。

由于把全能艺术家作为追求目标,余隆除却在中国爱乐乐团和北京国际音乐节出品的许多歌剧中担任指挥之外还亲自担任导演,尤其是2004年他导演并执棒中国爱乐乐团演出的歌剧《卡门》,以及2010年雷哈尔的轻歌剧《风流寡妇》均引起了空前的轰动。

鉴于余隆在推动当今世界古典音乐事业发展和促进国际间文化交流方面所做的突出贡献,2002年,德国万宝龙文化基金会向余隆颁发了年度“万宝龙卓越艺术成就奖”;2003年,法国政府特别授予余隆“法兰西文学艺术骑士勋章”;2005年,意大利政府向余隆颁发了“共和国骑士勋章”。2010年11月,中央音乐学院在其庆祝建院70周年大会上授予他中央音乐学院荣誉院士称号,以表彰他近十年来对中国音乐的发展和对外文化交流作出的杰出贡献。这是国内艺术大学首次颁发“荣誉院士”称号,余隆成为我国艺术家中获此殊荣的第一人。当年12月15日又被授予“2010年年度中国文化人物”大奖。

2013年,余隆获颁国家级学术机构主办的最高艺术大奖“中华艺文奖”。

2014年,法国政府授予余隆“法国荣誉军团骑士勋章”。

2015年,余隆获颁“全国中青年德艺双馨文艺工作者”称号,同年荣获由美国大西洋理事会颁发的“全球公民”奖,以及由耶鲁大学音乐学院颁发的“桑福德奖章”。

2016年4月,余隆当选美国艺术与科学学院外籍荣誉院士。

2016年6月,余隆获得由德国联邦政府颁发的德国联邦十字勋章。

余隆现任第十一、十二届全国政协委员,并担任中国音乐家协会副主席职务。



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate, K.165

Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (Orch.: Zou Ye, arranged for string orchestra)

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25 (Orch.: Arnold Schoenberg)



Olga Peretyatko, soprano

Long Yu, conductor


Olga Peretyatko, soprano

One of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She started her musical career singing in the children's choir of the Mariinsky Theatre, went on to study at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and the opera studio at the Hamburg State Opera, and made her international break-through at Operalia, a very prestigious opera competition organized by Plácido Domingo. Today she continues to receive major awards, including the high distinction of Premio Franco Abbiati della Critica Musicale Italiana and Europe’s most important media prize ECHO Klassik in the Best Solo Album of the Year category.

Ms. Peretyatko has accepted an exclusive multi-album recording contract with Sony Classical and has just released her fourth album Russian Light, featuring some of the most beautiful arias and songs in the Russian repertoire.  This recording follows on from the critical and popular success of bel canto albums La Bellezza del Canto (2011) and Arabesque (2013), as well as Rossini! (2015; ECHO Klassik), which was dedicated entirely to the music of Gioachino Rossini and came out along with a documentary produced by Italian public TV (RAI 5) and enjoyed by thousands of viewers across Europe.

The uniquely compelling voice and stage presence allow Ms. Peretyatko to combine an active opera career with frequent recitals in the most legendary venues. There is hardly a major opera house that has not yet invited her to sing lead roles, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berlin and Munich state operas, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera House, La Fenice in Venice, Milan’s La Scala, Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she returned several times, most recently to perform her signature role of Gilda (Rigoletto) and was asked to step in at the last minute for an indisposed colleague as Violetta (La Traviata), with sensational success.

Ms. Peretyatko has collaborated with star directors, including Robert Lepage, whose acclaimed 2009 production of Stravinsky's Rossignol in Toronto confirmed her status as one of the top sopranos of our time. In 2017, she sang the main role of Leila in Wim Wender’s take on Bizet’s Les Pecheurs des Perles, under musical direction of Daniel Barenboim. She is a frequent guest star at the most prestigious opera festivals including Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and Pesaro, where a video recording of her performances in the productions of Matilde di Shabran, Sigismondo, and La Scala di Seta were released worldwide on DECCA, Arthaus Musik, and Opus Arte, respectively.

Ms. Peretyatko's recital schedule has included a performance under the Eiffel Tower for the Bastille Day celebrations for a live audience of 600,000 and an international TV audience of several million. In North America, she sang Strauss’ Four Last Songs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. with the National Symphony Orchestra. The same repertoire was featured on the tour of China with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Maestro Kent Nagano; its concert recording made in Nante is regularly broadcasted on ARTE.

Highlights of the 2017/18 season include the tribute concert at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, dedicated to the memory of Maestro Alberto Zedda, with whom Ms. Peretyatko often collaborated throughout her career. She is also looking forward to her appearance at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and concerts at the Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie in Berlin, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie de Paris, the New Year Gala in Vienna. The Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Vienna state operas, as well as the Metropolitan Opera and Opéra Monte Carlo are eagerly awaiting her return.

This concert features her debut with the China Philharmonic Orchestra.


Long Yu, Conductor

As one of the most distinguished Chinese conductors with an established international reputation, Maestro Long Yu is currently Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music in the Summer Air, MISA, as well as Principle Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Long Yu is one of the conductors who conducts the world top-class orchestras most frequently, he has appeared with a prestigious list of leading orchestras and a lot of opera companies around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony OrchestraWashington National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg State Opera, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Long Yu was born in 1964 into a family of musicians in Shanghai. Musical education in his early childhood came from his grandfather Ding Shande, a composer of great renown, and he later studied at the Shanghai Conservatory with Professor Xiaotong Huang and then studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Prof. Robinstein. Outstanding music talents, excellent educational background and extensive social resources make Long Yu a preeminent conductor. 

Long Yu's career has included both artistic and administrative appointments. In 1992, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Central Opera Theatre in Beijing, and in the same year, he was involved in the planning of the first Beijing New Year's Concert and served as its conductor for three consecutive years. He also produced operas for The Urban Council of Hong Kong for five successive years. In 1998, he led the creation of the Beijing Music Festival and was its Founding Artistic Director. Under his leadership the Beijing Music Festival is regarded as the largest classical music festival in the eastern hemisphere and one of the world’s most important music festivals. During the past 18 years at this annual autumn festival there have been many splendid concerts given by leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, as well as outstanding productions of the Ring, Der Rosenkavalier, Tannhäuser, La Traviata, Nabucco, Lulu and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by visiting opera companies including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Teatro la Fenice and the Mariinsky Theatre.

In 2000, Long Yu co-founded the China Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Now entering his 9th season with the China Philharmonic, he has maintained the high standard of orchestral performance and artistic administration and built the ensemble’s reputation as not only a leading Chinese orchestra but also a world-famous one. From February to April 2005, he led the China Philharmonic Orchestra on an international tour. Within 40 days they appeared in 22 cities throughout North America and Europe. In 2008, for the first time in history, the China Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the baton of maestro Long Yu at the Vatican in the Paul VI Auditorium. The concert was attended by The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and marked a giant step in bringing eastern and western cultures closer together. In April 2009 the China Philharmonic Orchestra was selected by the Gramophone, which is widely regarded as the best classical music magazine in the world, as one of "the world's 10 most inspiring orchestras". In November 2009 Long Yu led the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on a twelve-city North American tour which is a huge success. The tour began with the closing concert of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices Festival at Carnegie Hall and included concerts in Los Angeles, Toronto and San Diego. A New York Times report from November 9, 2009 introduced Long Yu's artistic achievement and hailed him as "China's Herbert von Karajan." In March 2010 Long Yu conducted the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the 14th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow and gave concerts in Warsaw and Lodz. All the performances won high praise from both audiences and critics. In 2011, Long Yu toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 8 cities in west coast of United States. In Chinese spring festival of 2012, Long Yu led the New York Philharmonic in the First Chinese New Year Concert at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center. 

In July 2014, Long Yu conducted the China Philharmonic Orchestra  in the BBC Proms as the first orchestra from China to play in a world class music festival and the concert was highly praised by media and audience.

In August 2017, Long Yu conducted Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s Tour of Europe for consecutive performances at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Tiroler Festspiele and Grafenegg Festival in Austria as well as Hamburg Elbephilharmonie in Germany, making debut performances as a Chinese orchestra in all four locations.

In July - August 2018, Long Yu led the China Philharmonic Orchestra a triumphant tour of Russia.

Mr. Long Yu's recordings include, on Deutsche Grammophon with the China Philharmonic, Brahms's Piano Quartet in G Minor (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture, highlights of Chinese symphonic music and Yellow River Concerto with Lang Lang as featured soloist. Recordings on Naxos include Korngold's Violin Concerto and Ding Shande's Long March Symphony. In 2012 Long Yu lead the release of CPO Live a 100-CD box set of the live performances in the past music seasons of China Philharmonic Orchestra, as a milestone of both the development of Chinese symphony orchestras and the recording industry in China. In the summer of 2014 Long Yu conducted the CPO in a symphony film of the Chinese violin concerto The Butterfly Lovers as the first art film of classical music in China. In 2015 Long Yu conducted the CPO in another film The Yellow River.

Long Yu received the 2002 Montblanc Arts Patronage Award from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, and in 2003 came Le grade de chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Honor of Chevalier of French Art and Culture) from the Government of France. In 2005, Italian President honored Maestro Long Yu L'onorificenza di commendatore.

In November 2010, the Central Conservatory of Music has presented Maestro Long Yu with a certificate of the Honourable Academician from the Central Conservatory at a conference for 70th year anniversary of its founding, in recognition of his great contribution and devoted efforts to the development in classical music in China and cultural exchanges over the past decade. On December 2010, he was awarded People of the Year in Arts Field in China.

In 2013, Long Yu was awarded the national level arts award “China Arts Award”.

In 2014, Long Yu received the France Knight of Legion of Honour.

In 2015, Long Yu was named “Morally and Artistically Excellent Artist” by state authority. He was also awarded “Global Citizen Award” by the Atlantic Council, and the Sanford Medal by Yale University’s College of Music in 2015.

In April, 2016, Long Yu was elected as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In June, 2016, Long Yu received German’s Federal Cross of Merit.

Long Yu is currently Vice-president of Chinese Musicians Association, member of the 11th and 12th the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.