Cellist Han-na Chang Named Principal Visitor Conductor of the Hamburger Symphoniker

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Han-Na Chang made her debut with the Hamburger Symphoniker in October 2021, and impressed its Inventive Director Daniel Kühnel a lot that he quickly provided her a extra everlasting function.

Chang is presently Chief Conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, a place she has held since 2017. Previous to that appointment she was the orchestra’s Principal Visitor Conductor, and in addition served because the Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chang has come to conducting comparatively lately, having already carried out internationally as a cellist. Aged simply eleven, she received each the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris and the Modern Music Prize on the fifth Rostropovich Worldwide Cello Competitors. She has studied with each Mischa Maisky and Mstislav Rostropovich, and moreover obtained a level in philosophy from Harvard College.

“The large information of the day: it offers me nice pleasure to function the Erste Gastdirigentin [First Guest Conductor] of the great Symphoniker Hamburg!” wrote Chang on social media.

“We had a tremendous time collectively once I stuffed in last-minute again in October. The musicians and I share a way of journey, deep love, ardour and dedication to discovering THE proper sound – and I stay up for persevering with our quest for the sound in all the good music we’ll carry out collectively!”