Lan Shui

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Lan Shui (Chinese: 水蓝) is a Chinese-American conductor and currently holds the post as Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Copenhagen Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor of Denmark's Aalborg Symphony. Born in China, Shui started as a violinist and eventually studied conducting at Boston University in the mid-1980s, first with Michael Charry and later with David Hoose.

Shui has also worked with violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Gil Shaham, Maxim Vengerov, Hilary Hahn, Lynnette Seah, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja, Gerhard Oppitz, Yefim Bronfman and Rudolf Buchbinder.

Shui has performed at festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Bravo! Vail Valley, Round Top, Eastern Music, National Orchestra Institute, and Casals Festival.

Since he joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 1997, the Orchestra has signed an exclusive recording contract with the international label BIS. Shui has led the Orchestra on several successful tours. The Singaporean composer Bernard Tan's Violin Concerto was premiered in January 2006 with Lynnette Seah as soloist.

Shui is the recipient of several international awards, including the Boston University's Distinguished Alumni Award while he also received the Cultural Medallion in 2009 in recognition of his work for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Martin Fröst Plays Concertos Dedicated to Benny Goodman Martin Fröst, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
1999 Symphonies no. 1 & no. 2 / Piano Concerto no. 5 Александр Николаевич Черепнин; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, Noriko Ogawa 1
1999 Symphonies no. 3 & no. 4 / Piano Concerto no. 6 Александр Николаевич Черепнин; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, 小川典子 2
2000 Järvlepp: Garbage Concerto / Kalniņš: "Rock" Symphony Jan Järvlepp, Imants Kalniņš; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, Kroumata Percussion Ensemble 1
2001 Mandrake in the Corner Christian Lindberg, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2007 Seascapes Debussy, Bridge, Glazunov, Zhou Long; Sharon Bezaly, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2007 Movements Michala Petri, Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR, Lan Shui 1
2012 Symphony no. 3 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninov; Yevgeny Sudbin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2013 French Trumpet Concertos Ole Edvard Antonsen, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2013 Symphony no. 1 / Piano Concerto no. 1 Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Yevgeny Sudbin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2013 Rustic Wedding Symphony Karl Goldmark; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2014 La Mer / Images pour orchestre / Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Debussy; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Symphonies and Piano Concertos Tcherepnin; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Noriko Ogawa, Lan Shui 1
2008 Symphony no. 2 Sergei Rachmaninov; Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 2

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