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Tung-Chieh Chuang

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Tung-Chieh Chuang is the designated Generalmusikdirektor of the Bochumer Symphoniker and Director of the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. Before the appointment commences in the 2021/22 season, Chuang will return to Bochum again as a guest in October 2020. The 37-year-old conductor from Taiwan is the winner of the 2015 International Malko Competition in Copenhagen. Prior to this, Chuang had already won prizes at the Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in Frankfurt, the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition of the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Jeunesse Musicales International Conducting Competition in Bucharest.

As guest conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang has appeared with such orchestras as Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic, NCPA Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia. Regularly, he also works with orchestras including the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony, Oviedo Filarmonía and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Upcoming engagements include re-invitations to the Dresdner Philharmonie, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Taiwan Philharmonic, as well as his debut with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Gävle Symphony Orchestra. Chuang was also invited to conduct the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Het Gelders Orkest, China Philharmonic Orchestra and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, amongst others, and although these concerts fell victim to the corona crisis, he looks forward to working with these orchestras in a future season.

In 2010, Chuang received the Edwin B. Garrigues Fellowship of the Curtis Institute of Music. A year later in Philadelphia, he initiated the Curtis Japan Benefit Concert, donating all proceeds to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake via the Red Cross Japan. In 2012 he launched the first orchestral ‘flashmob’ in Taiwan, in his role as Principal Conductor of the National Taiwan University Symphony Orchestra.

Born into a family of professional musicians, Tung-Chieh Chuang learned to play the horn and piano from an early age, giving his first public concert at the age of eleven. He continued his education at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” Weimar. His mentors include Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, Otto-Werner Mueller and Nicolás Pasquet.

The conductor lives with his family in Berlin and is father of a young daughter.

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