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Korean-American conductor Han-Na Chang will take up the position of Artistic Leader and Chief Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester in August 2017. Up until then, she continues as the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, a post she has held since the 2013/14 season.
As a guest conductor, she has worked with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gothenburg Symphony, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Bamberger Symphoniker, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cincinnati, St Louis, Indianapolis and Seattle Symphony orchestras, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli and the Noord Nederlands Orkest, amongst others. She also made an acclaimed conducting debut at the BBC Proms in September 2014.
Having made her first professional appearance as a conductor in 2007, Chang founded the Absolute Classic Festival in Korea, which nurtured and fostered young orchestral talent every summer from 2009 to 2014. Chang also produced a documentary series introducing the symphonies of Beethoven to a wider audience for MBC TV.
Her professional music career started at the age of 11, when she won the Rostropovich International Cello Competition in 1994. Chang went on to perform with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. Her recordings, exclusively for EMI Classics, have received ECHO Klassik, Caecilia and Cannes Classical awards, as well as a Gramophone Concerto of the Year accolade among others, and remain world-wide bestsellers.
Han-Na Chang studied Philosophy at Harvard University and currently serves as the Roving Goodwill Ambassador for the Korean Red Cross.