George Byung-Yun Yu

Orchestral works:


Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1, 4, 5 and 6; Manfred Symphony; Violin Concerto

Bruckner Symphonies 6, 7 and 8

Sibelius Symphonies 2, 3 and 5; Violin Concerto

Elgar Symphonies 1 and 2; Enigma Variations

Mahler Symphony 4

Brahms Symphonies 1 and 4; Violin Concerto


Opera performances:


Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel

Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Il Seraglio, The Impressario




For a full concert history with Thames Philharmonia, please click here or visit their website www.thamesphilharmonia.org.uk

I came to England in 1992 to further my studies in violin and conducting, graduating from the London College of Music and Kingston University. Over the years I have studied under Gerhard Schmidt, Lawrence Leonard, William Webb, Peter Stark, Edward Ho, and Sir Colin Davis.


My conducting engagements have included working and performing with Kingston Philharmonia, the London Korean Symphony Orchestra, the London College of Music Chamber Orchestra, the Rehearsal Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival and both the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Kingston University. I have also been a guest conductor for the Abbeye Ensemble and the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra in London and had an engagement with the Karnata Symphony Orchestra in India. As resident Musical Director of Thames Philharmonia I conduct regular concerts at the Landmark Arts Centre in south-west London, and an annual concert in Kent with the Tonbridge Festival Orchestra.

‘….a very interesting and moving performance of the (Bruckner 8th) symphony….’ – Ken Ward, The Bruckner Journal


‘….Byung-Yun Yu drove his musicians on full-throttle to a glorious finish….’ – Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard (review of performance of Tchaikovsky 5th symphony at St John’s Smith Square, London)