Tung-Chieh Chuang

Since the beginning of the 2021/2022 season, Tung-Chieh Chuang has been music director of the Bochumer Symphoniker and intendant of the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. 

In the 2023/2024 season, Tung-Chieh Chuang received invitations to conduct the hrSinfonieorchester, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, and Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He will conduct the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and the Bremer Philharmoniker for the first time. Previous engagements have taken him to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester, SWR Symphonieorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Tonkünstler-Orchester, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic, NCPA Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has repeatedly conducted the MDR Sinfonieorchester, Dresdner Philharmonie, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkesters, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Oviedo Filarmonía. 

This young and up-and-coming conductor from Taiwan laid the foundation for his international career in 2015 by winning the International Malko Competition in Copenhagen. Before that, he had already won prizes at the Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in Frankfurt, the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg and the Jeunesses Musicales International Conducting Competition in Bucharest.

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 Japanese Red Cross. 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, Chuang learned to play the horn and the piano from an early age, giving his first public concert at the age of eleven. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” Weimar. His mentors include Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, Otto-Werner Mueller and Nicolás Pasquet. The conductor resides with his family in Bochum.

    • Fri 07.06.24
      Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
    • Sat 08.06.24
      Concertgebouw Brugge
    • Mon 10.06.24
      Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels