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TSO Assistant Conductor:Chih-Yuan Michael Chang

Chih-Yuan Michael Chang

After winning the 1st prize at the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) Conducting Competition in 2010, Chih-Yuan Michael Chang has already been regarded as a potential rising star of his generation. His performances have been widely acclaimed and praised by the critics and audiences as “stunning, powerful and full of passion!”

Born in 1978 in Taichung, Taiwan, Chang holds two master's degrees: one in percussion fromthe Boston University, and the other in conducting from the Juilliard School where he studiedorchestral conducting with Maestro Otto Werner-Mueller.
Chang has worked with many orchestras such as the National Taiwan Symphony, the Orchestra of National University of Mexico, the Slovakia Kosice Philharmonic Orchestra, the Taiwan Center Orchestra, string ensemble of the Taipei Philharmonic and the National Taiwan Youth Symphony. In addition, he has attended the Tanglewood Music Festival as a percussionist where he worked with conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Andre Previn, James Conlon, and among others.

Chang currently serves as the assistant conductor of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra.