Taiwan-born conductor Yao-Yu Wu began his conducting studies in 2011 at Taipei National University of the Arts. Further studies were undertaken at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Wu came to international attention at the 53rd Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors in 2013, where he won the Grand Prix de Direction (First Prize,) Coup de Coeur L’Orchestre (Prize from the Orchestra,) and Coup de Coeur du Public (Audience Prize), thereupon launching his career conducting well-known orchestras and music festivals in Europe. In addition to conducting opera, Wu has served as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2020. During the 2021-2022 season he will participate in the I-Mei NSO Conducting Fellowship Program.
Taiwanese Conductor Su-Han Yang graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, the National Taiwan Normal University, and the Tunghai University, where he studied conducting with Christian Ehwald, Hans-Dieter Baum, Apo Ching-Hsin Hsu, and Annie Chung. Yang also won first prize in the 10th International Grzegorz Fitelberg Competition for Conductors in 2017.
Yang has collaborated with the Taiwan Philharmonic, the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, and many famous professional orchestras in Europe. Since 2016 he has been working regularly with the Camerata Taiwan, and has been invited to perform at many music festivals in Europe and Asia. Yang also worked with Riccardo Muti on the production of Verdi’s "Falstaff" at the Italian Opera Academy in 2015. Yang will participate in the I-Mei NSO Conducting Fellowship Programme in the 2021/22 season.