Jahja Ling’s distinguished career as an internationally renowned conductor has earned him an exceptional reputation for musical integrity, intensity and expressivity. Mr. Ling holds one of the longest continuous relationships with one of the world greatest orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra. He served as Associate Conductor for a year, then as Resident Conductor for 17 years. He continues to appear as guest conductor of the Orchestra in every season. Since 2004, Mr. Ling has been the Music Director of the San Diego Symphony. He has also been the guest conductor for all of the major symphony orchestras in North America, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, among others. His engagements abroad include orchestras in the world’s largest cities, such as Beijing, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo. Mr. Ling is acclaimed not only for his interpretation of the standard repertoire, but also for the breadth of contemporary music included in his programs.
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