Kahchun Wong

Chief Conductor Designate of the Nuremberg Symphony Winner of the 5th Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition

Wong inspires all. He is a musical magician, a rare breed of the conductor that understands everything the orchestra needs.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

Wong impressed not only with his technical and musical mastery but his congenial and relaxed attitude, knowing exactly where to rehearse intensively in all the right places.
Jonathan Nott, President of the Jury (BR-Klassik)

Both musicians and audience alike were equally captivated by the winner (Wong), and celebrated him with a distinctive demonstration of support, perhaps not unlike that of the then-winner Gustavo Dudamel?


An innovative and passionate force both on and off the conductor’s podium, Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong came to international recognition as the winner of the 5th International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016, following in the footsteps of Gustavo Dudamel, who then invited him to be a Conducting Fellow at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2016/2017 season. In January 2017, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra named him as their next Chief Conductor, a position he will assume from the 2018/2019 season.

Highlights of Wong's current and future seasons include European . . .

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