Biography

Conductor

Yue Bao serves as the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony, assisting Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. In May 2019, she completed a two-year tenure as the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, working closely with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She was the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Fellow at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in 2019. In 2018, she served as the David Effron Conducting Fellow at the Chautauqua Music Festival. She also participated in the online iteration of the 2020 Tanglewood Conducting Seminar. She has been active as both a conductor and assistant, working with Michael Tilson Thomas, Osmo Vänskä, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marin Alsop, David Robertson, and Itzhak Perlman.

Ms. Bao made her subscription debut with the Houston Symphony on the opening night concert of the 2020–21 season and conducted the orchestra at the 2021 summer concerts at the Miller Theater. She made her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut at the 2021 Ravinia Festival. Upcoming highlights include debuts with the Detroit Symphony and the Oviedo Filarmonia. She makes her San Francisco Symphony at this performance.

Recent appearances include engagements with the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic, and the New Symphony Orchestra. Equally at home with both symphonic and operatic repertoire, she has conducted productions of Eugene Onegin, Carmen, Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel, and The Medium. She is also active as a pianist, recently playing for a production of Les contes d’Hoffmann at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

Along with an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yue Bao holds Bachelor of Music degrees in orchestral conducting and opera accompanying from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Mannes School of Music.