Darrell Ang’s triumph at the 50th Besançon International Young Conductor’s Competition, where he took all three top awards – Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize – launched his international career, leading to the music directorship of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne (2012 – 2015) and numerous guest conducting engagements with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique du Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi”, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Munich Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Wien, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra Madrid, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Taiwan Philharmonic and National Taiwan Symphony, NHK and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras, among many others.

Three years later Darrell Ang was selected to join the prestigious International Conductors’ Academy of the Allianz Cultural Foundation and invited to take on residencies with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Lorin Maazel and Esa-Pekka Salonen were his mentors, to whom he remains grateful for their invaluable advice and support. In the UK, he also regularly conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as regular return invitations to the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia. On the Naxos label he is currently preparing several recording projects of works by French and Asian composers. His first disc – a recording of music by the Chinese composers Zhou Long and Chen Yi – was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, and in December of that year Darrell Ang was appointed the Artistic/Music Director of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra in China.


Our Orchestra member with Maestro Ang


During rehearsal with Maestro Ang


During rehearsal with Maestro Ang