Guan Yong

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Guan Yong (Mercury M76m, Mercury 66, Mercury EQ-P2)

"Once I heard the sound of a Schoeps MK4 with the Mercury M76m on strings, I was amazed. From that moment I was sure that this is the sound I am needed, and I planned to buy the M76m and other Mercury products. I also have a pair of Mercury M66 Limiting Amplifiers and Mercury EQ-P2 that I use on the final mix, they make my work have a more qualitative feeling."

Guan Yong
Recording Engineer for Shengzheng Symphony Orchestra
SSO Studio, Shengzhen City, China

About Guan Yong: Since 1984 Guan Yong studied cello in Centro Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. In 1990 he joined Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Guan Yong studied music recording with Professor Wing Wing Lee and in 2004 received a degree by Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Now Yong is a musician and recording engineer for Shenzhen Symphony orchestra. Over the last 10 years, he has recorded many styles music including classical music, symphony orchestra, solo instruments, choirs, pop music, solo singers and has recorded over the 100 live concerts.

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra is a Symphony Orchestra based in and supported by the municipality of Shenzhen, China. It was established in 1982, and is led by General Manager Chen Chuansong.

Since 1987, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra has annually toured China, having visited Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau several times. It has also visited Berlin and Prague. The Orchestra has welcomed guest conductors from China and abroad throughout its history, including Li Delun, Han Zhongjie, Zheng Xiaoying, Bian Zushan, Huang Xiaotong, Chen Xieyang, Zhang Guoyong, Chen Zuohuang and Shao En. Yao Guanrong served as the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra from 1985 to 1997.

The position of Artistic Director was held by Zhang Guoyong from 1998 to 2000 and by Yu Feng from 2001 to 2007 and has been held by German conductor Christian Ehwald since 2008. Many world-known figures have been guest conductors of the Orchestra including the Music Director of Komische Oper Berlin Rolf Reuter, Principal Conductor of Berlin Symphony Orchestra Michael Schønwandt, Director of Munich Symphony Orchestra Heiko Mathias Förster, Director of Hamburg State Opera Simone Young, Dean of Sydney Conservatorium of Music Ronald Smart, chancellor of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg Reinhart Von Gutzeit, and Japanese conductor Yoshikawa Fukumura.

The Orchestra also had the chance to perform with prominent Chinese composer Tan Dun, pianist Lang Lang, Spanish tenor José Carreras, movie music master Erich Kunzel, pianist Li Yundi and Chen Sa. In particular, it has been cooperating with Lang Lang in putting on performances ever since 2004. Since 2005, the Orchestra has successfully held three sessions of China Composing Doctorate Music Works Concerts and two competitions of local symphonic works. It has achieved a great deal in terms of success by working out respectively the large scale Buddhist Choral Symphony.