Jing Huan currently serves as principal conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra. She also serves on the boards of the China Musicians Association and Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI).
In 2014, Jing was appointed as music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO). Under her leadership, the orchestra made their first tour to Europe, appearing at the Berlin Philharmonie under the auspices of Young Euro Classic in August 2015. Jing’s achievements at the helm of the GSYO caught the attention of Jeunesses Musicales International, and she was elected to serve on their board in July 2016.
In December 2013, Jing conducted her critically-acclaimed debut concert as the resident conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, leading soloist Maxim Vengerov in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Since then, she has received invitations and collaborated with many orchestras including the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Hangzhou Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Macao Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony, Shaanxi Philharmonic, Xinjiang Symphony, Kunming Nie Er Symphony, and Shenyang Symphony. She has collaborated with soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, Midori, Robert Blocker, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Jian Wang, Lü Siqing, Li-Wei Qin, Zhang Haochen, Chen Sa, Warren Mok, Liao Changyong, Ning Liang, and Huang Ying.
In October 2016, Jing presented a concert titled “In Love with Shakespeare” at the Beijing Music Festival to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In January 2017, she was appointed secretary-general of the Artistic Committee of Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG) and conducted its critically-acclaimed opening concert. In May 2017, Jing conducted the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra on their European tour to Italy and the United Kingdom. She led the GSYO on their Asia tour to Sydney, Jakarta, and Singapore for cultural exchange. In July 2018, she returned with the GSYO to Europe, performing in Lyon (France), Prague (Czech Republic) and at the Musica Riva Festival, Lago di Garda (Italy). In July 2019, she led the GSYO on tour to Japan, performing at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and the Fukuoka Symphony Hall, the latter as part of a cultural exchange commemorating the 40th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Guangzhou and Fukuoka.
Jing was one of two prizewinners at the inaugural Li Delun National Conducting Competition held in Qingdao, China in 2012. In the same year, she participated in the Campos do Jordão International Festival in São Paulo, where Maestra Marin Alsop invited her to serve as assistant conductor of the São Paulo State Symphony’s 2013 music season.
A graduate of Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Professor Xu Xin, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting in 2009 at the University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she was awarded a full scholarship to continue her doctoral studies, concurrently serving as the conductor assistant of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), including the CSO’s May Festival (2011–2013). During that time, she was also assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Artaria Chamber Orchestra.