Where East Meets West, One of the Best Symphony Orchestras in Asia
Macao Orchestra, formed in 2001, is running under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government. In September 2008 Lu Jia started his tenure as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestra, initiating several concert series in each season and presenting to the public, comprehensively and systematically, both Western and Chinese programmes, thereby stimulating the interest of a growing public.
The Orchestra collaborates regularly with numerous internationally renowned musicians, conductors and ensembles including Krystian Zimerman, Leonidas Kavakos, Clara Jumi Kang, Lang Lang, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, Sarah Chang, Plácido Domingo, Mario Brunello, Ning Feng, Arvo Volmer, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Scottish Ballet and etc. In addition, Macao Orchestra has been regularly invited to perform in Mainland China and overseas, performing in more than 30 cities in China, Europe, Korea, Japan, etc. The Orchestra successfully presented high quality concerts through its refined performance style and professional level, becoming a symbol of Macao’s prosperity as an international cultural city.