“Some believe conductors are born, not made. Linhan Cui is human embodiment of that idea.” – Andrew Mellor
Conductor Linhan Cui has established herself as a sought-after artist who recently won second prize in the Malko International Conducting Competition. With natural expressivity at the core of her work, her experience includes performances with the LA Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire, The Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Canada Festival Orchestra, Xinghai Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and the Indiana University Conductor’s Orchestra. As an Assistant Conductor, Linhan has worked with many world-renowned maestros such as Leon Fleisher and Xian Zhang and assisted more than fifty concerts with orchestras around the world. During the 2019-2020 season, Linhan was appointed Conducting Fellow by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra where she had the privilege of serving as Marin Alsop’s cover conductor.
In 2022-2023 season, Linhan is Dudamel's Conducting Fellow, being a cover conductor, and having concerts with LA Philharmonic.
Cui was born in Shenyang, China and began her piano study at the age of four. She started conducting at age eighteen when she was the only accepted student at the Xinghai Conservatory, China. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in orchestral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, under the guidance of Arthur Fagen. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory and completed her undergraduate studies at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou. She has participated in masterclass with USA National Symphony Orchestra.