“Arresting and impressive”

Financial times

Kahchun Wong appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Kahchun Wong will assume the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic from the 2021/2022 season.

Since emerging as the first Asian winner of the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016, he has conducted some of the most distinguished orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony.

Reviews

REVIEWS

Bachtrack / Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
“Wong crafted and shaped every motif and phrase in a caring and imaginative way.”
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Financial Times / New York Philharmonic
“Arresting and impressive.”
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La Dépêche / Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse
“The Singaporean conductor proved to be a first-rate interpreter of Mahler’s Titan. Kahchun Wong entered the composer’s personal universe from the first notes, gradually unveiling the poetic and dramatic dimensions of the symphony, setting up a tension that never weakened. The concert was sold-out.”
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Kahchun Wong debuts with the Dresden Philharmonic

October 21 2021

Kahchun Wong steps in at short notice for two concerts with the Dresden Philharmonic this week on 22 and 23 October 2021. He will perform Brahms’s 2nd Symphony and Strauss’s Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon, featuring Fabian Dirr and Daniel Baz who are principals of the orchestra.

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BR-Klassik: Kahchun Wong conducts 75th season gala concert of the Nürnberger Symphoniker

August 26 2021

At the end of April 2021, Wong and his orchestra returned together after months of corona-shutdown to celebrate the orchestra’s 75th anniversary. Listen to their performance of Mahler’s 1st Symphony (Klaus Simon edition) on BR-Klassik radio in their recording from 22 April 2021, at the Musiksaal, Kongresshalle in Nürnberg.

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Kahchun Wong Appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

August 25 2021

Hirai Toshikuni, president & CEO of Japan Philharmonic, said: ‘There was instant chemistry between Wong and the orchestra in his debut appearance. His electrifying performances were full of joy, discovery and wisdom. We are eagerly anticipating our future collaboration together.’

The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1956 by Akeo Watanabe. It has been led by conductors such as Charles Munch, Igor Markevitch, Leopold Stokowski, Jean Fournet and Jiří Bělohlávek.

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