Mai-Ann Chen
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American-Taiwanese conductor Mei-Ann Chen has been named Chief Conductor of Austria’s recreation – Grosses Orchester Graz at Styriarte, beginning fall 2021 after two seasons as the orchestra’s first-ever Principal Guest Conductor, making her the first female Asian conductor to hold this position with an Austrian orchestra.

She is also Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011 and serves as the first-ever Artistic Partner of Houston’s ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra). Ms. Chen also has served as Artistic Director & Conductor for the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival since 2016.

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