Chuang Tung-chieh wins Denmark’s Malko conducting competition

Posted on: May 4, 2015

“Taiwanese conductor Chuang Tung-chieh won the first prize at the Malko International Conductors Competition” on Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark, reads an unsigned Sunday (5/3) article in the China Times (Taiwan). “The 32-year-old Chuang, who is studying at the prestigious Musikhochschule Weimar in Germany, took the top spot in the final round of the competition after beating two other finalists from Germany…. 317 young conductors came from around the world to compete. The jury selected 24 out of the 317 to compete in the four rounds of the competition, and Chuang and his two German rivals—David Niemann and Jesko Sirvend—advanced to the finals…. Chuang was awarded €20,000 (US$22,400) and also has the chance to be mentored by jury president Sakari Oramo for the next three years. The title has also brought Chuang engagements with 27 leading orchestras in Europe, including the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.… In 2012, he organized the first-ever orchestra-flashmob performance in Taiwan.”

Posted May 4, 2015