Lin Daye was born in Shandong, China in 1980. He studied piano and at the age of 15 began to study conducting at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, in 1998, entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Lin Daye has participated in a master-class given by Maestro Seiji Ozawa who praised him highly.
In 2005, he obtained a scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and began to study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Christian Ehwald. He retained strong links with the musical life in China during this period and worked as resident conductor of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and of the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2010, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Lin Daye has also collaborated with China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted London’s Royal Philharmonic at the Shanghai “Music in the Summer Air” festival, in August 2010. In October 2010 he conducted the Chinese premiere of Madame White Snake – the Pulitzer Prize-winning new opera co-commissioned from Zhou Long by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival (BMF). In 2014, he conducted the Chinese Premiere of Guo Wenjing’s Violin Concerto with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Lin has collaborated with many leading Chinese and international soloists, including Rapin, Sarah Chang, Midori, Ryu Goto, Gary Graffman, Lang Lang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Wang Jian and Shen Yang.
Lin Daye won the First Prize at the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition in Frankfurt, 2012.