“Some believe conductors are born, not made. Linhan Cui is human embodiment of that idea.” – Andrew Mellor
Conductor Linhan Cui has established herself as a sought-after artist after winning the 2nd Prize at the 2021 Malko International Conducting Competition. In the same year, she also won the 3rd Prize at the KSO Conducting Competition. With natural expressivity at the core of her work, her experience includes performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra etc. As an assistant conductor, she has worked with many world-renowned maestros such as Gustavo Dudamel and Marin Alsop, and assisted more than 50 concerts with orchestras around the world. During the 2019/2020 season, she was appointed Conducting Fellow by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra where she had the privilege of serving as Marin Alsop’s cover conductor. In the 2022/2023 season, she will work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Dudamel Conducting Fellow.
Cui was born in Shenyang, China. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Orchestral Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, under the guidance of Arthur Fagen. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory and completed her undergraduate studies at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou. She has participated in masterclasses and activities with the USA National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.