YIN-FANG CHANG, Conductor-in-Resident

Conductor-in-Resident

Yin-Fang Chang

The real applause, though, goes to conductor Yin-Fang Chang , 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 younger generation in Taiwan. Starting with the 2015/16 season, she became Resident Conductor of the NSO of which she was Assistant Conductor from 2006 to 2015. Chang earned high praise for the series "NSO Forever Tales" and various large-scale concerts, such as her collaboration with Sylvia Chang in the NSO 2016 New Year Concert "Midsummer Magic in Winter".

In March 2012, she stepped in for ailing Gennady Rozhdestvensky at 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 world premieres of seven contemporary works in "Tribute to Wen-Chung Chou" concerts, which were nominated for the Taishin Arts Award in Performing Arts. Chang was invited to conduct the same programme again the following year and to record several works of Wen-Chung Chou. In May 2017, she was invited to conduct the Concert of the Presidential Office at Pingtung Performing Arts Center. Since the 2012/13 season, Chang has been the Chief Conductor of the NSO Orchestra Academy, serving as a planner and mentor for the training programme.