Elim Chan

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Hong Kong-born Elim Chan as its next Principal Guest Conductor, succeeding Thomas Sondergard  who has been appointed as the RNSO’s Music Director.

Chan (*1986) is the first female winner of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and currently a Dudamel Fellow at the Los Angeles Phil. As a youth, she played cello and piano, and sang in choirs. She began studies at Smith College in the USA with the initial intent of becoming a medical doctor. Following an initial experience in conducting during her second year of college, she changed her path of study and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 2009.Chan moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for graduate studies in music. She earned her MM degree in orchestra conducting from Michigan in 2011, and her Doctor of Musical Arts in 2015.

In April 2016, NorrlandsOperan announced the appointment of Chan as its next chief conductor, effective in 2017, with an initial contract of 3 years.

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