Xian Zhang
(c) Fred Stucker

Xian Zhang (*1973) has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She will join for three years and conduct around a dozen concerts a year, all over Wales and at the Proms. The Chinese conductor is the first woman to be appointed to lead one of the BBC’s orchestras. Zhang is currently living in Milan, where she is Principal conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. She just has been appointed Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

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