DARRELL ANG cemented his reputation as Asia’s pre-eminent young conductor in 2014 with debuts in Tokyo conducting the NHK and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras, following previous appearances with the region’s other top orchestras – such as the Hong Kong and Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestras, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Other recent successes include the Munich Symphony and Munich Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Beethovenorchester Bonn, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lorraine, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
DARRELL ANG has gained widespread attention for his compelling podium authority and his authoritative readings of the core symphonic repertoire – especially the great masterpieces by French and Russian composers. He is fast-rising to become one of the most important young conductors active internationally today, and is a symbol of the dynamism and extraordinary rise of contemporary Asia. Listed in Her World magazine as one of Asia’s “50 Men We Love”, he is also a Tatler Cultural Leadership Award-winner and has been featured on Channel News Asia, Russian news channel Novosti, and whose life-story was the subject of a TV-documentary in Singapore. Born in Singapore of Straits-Chinese ancestry, he played the piano, violin and bassoon, and studied music theory and composition. He went on to graduate summa cum laude in Orchestral Conducting from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and later earned a Masters in Music from Yale University where he had been its first Conducting Fellow. He has also studied at masterclasses with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel.
While a student in St. Petersburg he co-founded the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in order to introduce Russian audiences to music by contemporary composers, and together they have been responsible for an impressive array of world-premiere performances. He was simultaneously a regular guest conductor at the St. Petersburg Opera and the Rimsky-Korsakov State Opera & Ballet Theatre, often collaborating with soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre Academy of Young Singers. In 2007, he won the 50th Besançon International Young Conductor’s Competition and swept up all three prizes: the Grand Prize, Audience Prize as well as the Orchestra Prize. He also won the ‘9th Antonio Pedrotti International Competition for Conductors’ in 2006, and the ‘8th Arturo Toscanini International Competition for Conductors’ in 2008 (chaired by Sir John Eliot Gardiner). Following in the footsteps of Gustavo Dudamel, he was the recipient of the Allianz Cultural Foundation Conductors’ Award in 2010/2011, which allowed him to conduct and work closely with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
“This audience was asked to vote for their favourite star on this Musical Olympus. My vote goes to conductor Darrell Ang and his Singapore National Youth Orchestra, which grew together to became solid and dependable accompanists within a short week of rehearsals. Without them, this two and half hour musical feast of champions would not have been possible.”
- Chang Tou Liang, The Straits Times (Singapore)
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