Lin Daye is music director and principal conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, associate director and associate professor of Composition and Conducting at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, a member of the First-Class Orchestra Talent Cultivation and Practical of Shanghai Innovation Team, board member of the Chinese Musicians Association, and a member of the Shanghai Youth Association.
Between 2009 to 2015, Lin was appointed as permanent conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and made several concert tours with the GSO at home and abroad. In September 2015, Lin Daye returned to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as the associate director and associate professor of Composition and Conducting.
In May 2016, Lin was officially appointed as music director and principal conductor of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SZSO) and was invited to conduct Zhao Jiping's Composition Works at Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. In September, he made his first appearance as music director with SZSO on the international stage of the Ljubljana Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Merano Festival, as well as the Radiro - International Radio Orchestras Festival in Romania.
Highlights of 2017-2018 included Lin’s appearance at the Filarmonica Artura Toscanini, Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in Mexico, and SZSO Belt & Road central and eastern Europe concert tour. In 2019, he was once again invited by the Emilia Romagna Festival, Donizetti Festival and the state of Erlangen, Nürnberg to conduct SZSO at the Ljubljana Festival, Donizetti Festival, Festival delle Nazioni, and Kammerphilharmonie dacapo München, among others. In 2020, Lin led the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra to perform four concerts in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada. He was also re-invited to conduct the Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra.
Lin received the He Luting Art Achievement Award 2020, China National Arts Fund Youth Performing Artist 2020 and won the 6th International Conductors' Competition Sir Georg Solti. In 2012, Lin won the First Prize at the 6th Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition held in Frankfurt, Germany and was the first Chinese recipient of this competition. That same year, he has awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by Guangdong Musicians Association. Under his baton, the commissioned work of the SZSO, “My Motherland,” was awarded the Era Symphony of 2018-2019 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China.
Lin was born in 1980. He studied conducting under the tutelage of Professor Xu Xin at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Professor Zhang Guoyong at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the guidance of Professor Christian Ehwald, where he obtained the Konzertexam certificate in Germany.