Han-Na Chang to become chief conductor of Norway’s Trondheim Symphony in 2017

Posted on: March 8, 2016

“Korean cellist and conductor Chang Han-na, 33, was named chief conductor and artistic leader of Norway’s Trondheim Symfoniorkester,” writes Yun Suh-young in Sunday’s (3/6) Korea Times (Seoul). “Chang will take up the new position at the start of the 2017/18 season. She has already served as the TSO’s principal guest conductor since Sept. 2013. ‘The orchestra has immensely enjoyed developing its relationship with this dynamic conductor since her first visit in February 2013,’ said Roar Leinan, managing director of the TSO…. After making a sensational conducting debut at the BBC Proms in September 2014 with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Chang has guest conducted for the Oslo Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Malmo Symphony, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Symphonies, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Tokyo and Singapore Symphonies and Teatro di San Carlo…. At age 11 when she won both first prize and the contemporary music prize at the fifth Rostropovich International Cello Competition in Paris in 1994.… As a cellist, she has collaborated with most of the world’s major orchestras including Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, Chicago and Boston symphony orchestras, Orchestre National de France and London Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted March 8, 2016