Huang Ruo is the conductor and artistic director of Ensemble FIRE, an adventurous new music group dedicated to the future of music and specialized in multi-media and cross-genre projects. As an inventive interpreter and advocator of new music, Huang Ruo’s conducting engagements have brought him to international-renowned venues and festivals such as Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Singapore Esplanade Theatre, China National Centre for the Performing Arts, Taipei National Concert Hall, Aspen Summer Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera Festival, La Jolla Summer Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Singapore International Festival of Arts, etc. Ensembles he has conducted include Asko/Schoenberg, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Zeitsprung, Chicago Pro Musica, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Perspectives Ensemble, just to name a few. His 2016-2017 season highlights include making his conducting debut at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the Asko/Schoenberg, and conducting the Asia premiere of his new opera Paradise Interrupted at the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Huang Ruo has conducted two featured CDs for the Naxos Records. His conducting teacher is professor Huang Xiao-Tong from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.