YIN-FANG CHANG, Conductor-in-Resident

Conductor-in-Resident

Yin-Fang Chang

The real applause, though, goes to conductor Chang Yin-Fan, who gracefully led her 10-piece ensemble through a veritable obstacle course of musical styles. …(T)he musicians negotiated quick turns from jazz to Broadway to Stravinsky-like underscoring with no dips in the dramatic through-line. Financial Times, UK

Yin-Fang Chang is a talented conductor of the younger generation in Taiwan. Starting the 2015/2016 season, Yin-Fang becomes the Resident Conductor of the Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO) of which she was Assistant Conductor in 2006-2015. Yin-Fang earned high praise for the series "NSO Forever Tales" and various large-scale concerts. In March 2012, Chang replaced the ailing Gennady Rozhdestvensky on short notice to conduct Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 in the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival to great acclaim. In the same year, she made her debut with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, conducting the world premieres of seven contemporary works in the "Tribute to Wen­Chung Chou" concerts, which were nominated for the Taishin Arts Award in Performing Arts. Chang was invited to conduct the same program again the following year and to record several works of Wen-Chung Chou.

Yin-Fang graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2004 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in orchestral conducting, and studied with Sung-Jen Hsu and Felix Chiu-Sen Chen. Since the 2012/2013 season, Chang has been the Resident Conductor of the NSO Orchestra Academy, serving as a planner and mentor for the training program.