Jahja Ling

Jahja Ling

Jahja Ling is the only conductor of Chinese descent to serve as Musical Director of a major US orchestra, directing the San Diego Symphony for 13 years.  During his tenure, he revitalized San Diego’s symphony culture and effected the orchestra’s first ever Carnegie Hall appearance. With degrees from both Juilliard and Yale, he founded two Youth Symphony Orchestras and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II.  Now retired, he teaches and inspires young musicians in great musical traditions.

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