Yu Qiken

Yu currently the president and CEO of Guangdong Xinghai Performing Arts Group and the president of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as the vice-chairman of the Chinese Percussionists Association, director of the Chinese Musicians Association, vice-chairman of the Guangdong Federation of Literary and Art Circles, vice-chairman of the Guangdong Musicians Association and vice-minister of the Cultural Department of Guangdong Province.

He has also been a principal timpanist, a principal of the percussion section and a soloist in the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Under Yu, the GSO has become one of the top orchestras in China and has toured Austria, Germany, France, Egypt, Japan, Korea, America, Australia and New Zealand.

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