Tung-Chieh Chuang

32-year-old Tung-Chieh Chuang from Taiwan was announced as the winner of this year’s Malko Competition. David Niemann from Germany won second prize, and third prize went to Jesko Sirvend also from Germany. 317 aspiring conductors applied for entry to the Competition. Two dozen made it through to pre-selection and after five intense days at DR Koncerthuset the victor was crowned in Copenhagen yesterday (1 May) in Copenhagen.

Tung-Chieh Chuang can look forward to cashing the €20,000 cheque and having jury president Sakari Oramo as his mentor for the next three years. The title also brings engagements with twenty-seven European orchestras, including the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, and the Munich Philharmonic, and of course with the competition hosts, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

The breakthrough for Tung-Chieh Chuang, 32, from Taiwan came in 2013 when he won Second Prize at the Mahler Competition in Bamberg. Since winning 2nd prize and audience prize at the most recent Solti competition (1st prize not awarded), Mr. Chuang has attracted numerous worldwide engagements.

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