Kahchun Wong

Chief Conductor 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?


Praised by Musical America for the “depth and sincerity of his musicality,” Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong quickly earned international attention after winning the 5th Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016. Since then, he has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation.

After a remarkable last-minute debut with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Nürnberger Symphoniker) in October 2016, Wong was swiftly appointed as its next Chief Conductor from the 2018/2019 season. In his inaugural season with the orchestra, he will lead a wide range of repertoire, . . .

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