Over 100 musicians make up this exceptional orchestra under the baton of the CNSO’s renowned chief conductor Maestro Li Xincao. The concert also features violinist Lü Siqing, the first Asian prizewinner of the Paganini Competition.
The China National Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1956, is regarded as one of the most outstanding orchestras in the world. The CNSO has made significant contribution in promoting and developing the art of symphonic music in China, introducing audiences to a large repertoire of classical, romantic, modern and contemporary orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers.
The CNSO has performed with many world-leading artists including conductor Herbert von Karajan, Eugene Ormandy, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, David Zinman, Michel Plasson, and well-known guest instrumentalists David Oistrakh, Isaac Stern, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Li Yundi, Wang Yuja, Han-Na Chang, as well as vocalists Giuseppe Giacomini, José Carreras, and Kathleen Battle.
During the past decades, the CNSO has undertaken international tours to the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and other cities known as classical music metropolises.