Born into a musical family, learned piano with Professor Qifang Li. Later, he learned conducting respectively with Professor Xin Xu and Lingfen Wu, and then was admitted to the Conducting Department of Central Conservatory of Music, being one of the students of Professor Feng Yu.
In November 2006, he won the first place for his outstanding performance at the Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for Orchestral Conducting in Greece. It is the first time for the Chinese conductors to have such honor.
As one of the most active young conductors in China, Yang Yang has maintained close partnership with all domestically and internationally mainstream orchestras and opera houses. Meanwhile, he has successfully left tracks at a host of foreign orchestras such as German Philharmonic Orchestra of Cologne, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, National Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra, Italian Rome Philharmonic Orchestra and Verona Opera House, French Cannes Symphony Orchestra and Bordeaux Symphony Orchestra, Greek Symphony Orchestra, Athenian Chamber Orchestra and Korean Incheon Philharmonic. He had sincere cooperation with such world famous musicians as cellist Lynn Harrell, Alban Gerhard, violinist Augustin Dumay, Lenard Karpison, Zhaoliang Lin, pianist Lang Lang, Barry Douglas, Kun-Woo Paik, soprano Xiumei Cao, clarinetist Sabine Meyer, etc.
In the year of 1998, at the First Beijing International Music Festival, Yang yang started his conducting career. In the following seven years, he conducted the operas and concerts at the same festival. From 2000 to 2005, Yang 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. In 2009, he was involved in founding of Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 2009 to 2012, Yang Yang had conducted Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra for nearly 200 splendid concerts in three seasons. According to the demand of CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee and Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government to develop the culture and with Yang Yang’s planning and devotion, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra had founded a long term strategic and cooperative partnership with Germany Berlin Philharmonic and Italian Florence Opera House, and been growing fast in professionalism and internationality by introducing Musician Exchange Plan, Talents Oriented Training plan and Opera Cooperation System. In three years, Yang Yang and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra had successfully appeared in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Ravello Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Taormina Festival, Ljubljana Festival, and won great applause and high evaluation.
Yang Yang is acting as Resident Conductor of China Philharmonic Orchestra, and Artist Director and Chief Conductor of Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.
Type： Person Male
Period： 1973.4.13 - ..
Age： 45 years