Virginia’s Richmond Symphony has announced a two-year contract extension for CHIA-HSUAN LIN as associate conductor and the appointment of DANIEL MYSSYK to the new position of assistant conductor.
Chia-Hsuan Lin was named the Richmond Symphony’s associate conductor in January of 2015 and served as its primary Pops, LolliPops, and Discovery Series conductor, and as conductor of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. Her contract extension runs through the 2019-20 season. In 2014, Lin was appointed assistant conductor at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, where she directed family, ballet, pops, education, and community concerts. She has appeared with the Virginia Symphony and with Classical Revolution RVA’s Mozart Festival, and led operas at Northwestern University and the University of Cincinnati, where she was also music director of the university’s symphony orchestra. Studying piano from the age of three, and a trained percussionist, Lin performed with the Taipei Percussion Group from 2003 to 2010. She received an undergraduate degree in percussion and graduate degree in conducting from National Taiwan Normal University, and earned a graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Daniel Myssyk joins the Richmond Symphony in the newly added position of assistant conductor. He will conduct symphony performances, serve as the conductor for the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, and provide artistic leadership for the symphony’s overall youth orchestra program. Myssyk also serves as associate professor and director of orchestra activities at Virginia Commonwealth University. Myssyk was music director of the Montreal-based Orchestre de chambre Appassionata from 2000 to 2016. In 2017, he made his debut with the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (TX), where he is a finalist for the music director position. Since 2015, he has been a guest conductor of the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra in Mexico. He is a regular collaborator with the All-Virginia State Orchestra, the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Hampton Roads Chamber Players, among others.
Posted July 2, 2018