About Jahja Ling

Jahja Ling’s distinguished career as an internationally renowned conductor has earned him an exceptional reputation for musical integrity, intensity and expressivity. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia and now a citizen of the United States, he is the first and only conductor of Chinese descent who holds a music director position with a major orchestra in the [...]

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Jahja Ling Around The World: Cleveland 2014

JAHJA LING AROUND THE WORLD: CLEVELAND, AUGUST 2014 Jahja Ling’s 30th anniversary concert with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall on August 15 featured an all-Beethoven program with the Overture to Prometheus, Symphony No. 4 and Choral Fantasy with Orion Weiss as piano soloist and the Blossom Festival Chorus. On August 16, Yo-Yo Ma joined [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:02+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jahja Ling Around the World – July2014

SUMMER 2014: JAHJA LING IN HANG ZHOU AND JAKARTA On July 4, 2014, Jahja Ling conducted a concert with the Hang Zhou Philharmonic in a program of Suppé, Mozart and Brahms. After performing Brahms’ Third Symphony, the audience enthusiastically applauded for more than six curtain calls. The audience only stopped applauding after Mr. Ling took [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:02+00:00 August 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jahja Ling

NEWS Jahja Ling Receives Classical Music Icon Award from Bravo San Diego and San Diego County! In January 2017, Jahja Ling received a Classical Music Icon Award from Bravo San Diego and San Diego County Supervisors Dave Roberts and Kristin Gaspar in recognition for his services to music and the arts in San Diego County. [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:02+00:00 March 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune (Mark Overtone) “From the moment he raised his baton, Ling was in complete command of the business at hand. Attacks and releases were clean, balances were never left to chance, and tempo changes did not derail the piece's interior engine. Details were attended to without impeding the forward flow of the [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:03+00:00 August 12th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times review (Martin Bernheimer) on my debut with the LA Philharmonic"His name is Jahja Ling. Remember it.....In the Tchaikovsky (second) symphony, -- possibly the composer’s least gooey—Ling capitalized on expressive restraint, crisp articulation, dynamic variety, and rhythmic propulsion. It was lovely…. The busy Philharmonic players, who always seem to perform best under difficult conditions, [...]

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The New York Times

The New York Times review (Bernard Holland) of Jahja Ling’s debut with the NY Philharmonic "Mr. Ling gave Schubert big C-major Symphony a lean, graceful and splendidly organized performance.  Good interpretations begins with correct tempos, and Mr. Ling put his fingers precisely on the right ones.  The central theme of the Andante was very, very beautiful.  [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:03+00:00 August 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Record Guide

American Record Guide review (Donald Vroon) “The Conductor (Ling) knew exactly what to do to get them to play like angels, and they did (gorgeous tone all around). And as far as interpretation goes, this was the best Mahler Third I have ever heard - on records or in the concert hall. ..... The final climaxes [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:03+00:00 August 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe review (Richard Dyer) "He (Ling) certainly led a remarkable performance (Mahler 1) last night, the most beautifully played Boston Symphony Orchestra performance this listener can recall.... There was much subtlety, charm and beauty of sound in the quieter passages,,,, The players never sounded as if they were stinting on the early climaxes, each [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:18:03+00:00 August 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments