It is with great pride the TSO welcome our new Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader Han-Na Chang, starting in the 2017/2018 season. She succeeds previous Chief Conductor Krzysztof Urbański, who held the position since 2010.
Korean American Han-Na Chang (born 1982) is no stranger to the TSO, having held the position of principal guest conductor since 2013. Han-Na Chang is the first female Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of TSO.
Despite her young age, Han-Na Chang is an established cellist and conductor. Her musical career began at age 11, after winning frist prize at the prestigious Rostropovitch International Competition in 1994. She continued her work as an internationaly renowned cello soloist with orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, until the rapid rise of her conducting career demanded ever more of her time and attention.
Han-Na Chang has established herself amongst a rising generation of young conductors. She has helmed the Statskapelle Dresden, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Stockholm, Oslo Philharmonic, Radio Symphony of Cologne, the Bamberger Symphoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. She has also conducted the Opera Orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples. Her debut as a conductor at the BBC Proms came in September of 2014, with great success.
TSO look forward to our new collaboration with Han-Na Chang. We welcome our audience to our concerts, and to getting further acquianted with our new conductor!