Conductor who quit Qatar lands a new orch

The Korean conductor Han-na Chang, who walked out on the Qatar Philharmonic the the middle of a European tour over ‘persistent administrative difficulties and irreconcilable artistic differences’, has landed another job.

She has been named Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester in Norway.

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  • Haven’t heard her conduct, but a wonderful cellist. Her debut CD recorded at the age of 13 (Rostropovich conducting) was magical.

  • Do we say “hear her conduct”?
    From the audience SHE can be seen.
    From the orchestra she will most likely not be seen 😉

    • Yes, Mr Pedantic, I say ‘heard’ her conduct, as in recordings or a live broadcast. As I reside in Australia, the prospect of ‘seeing’ her conduct has thus far not eventuated.

  • Glad for the maestra to have escaped Qatar. Norway is a marvelous place to be, certainly Trondheim. May she enjoy success.

  • I hope this one goes well for Chang, who quit cello playing. She has the musical, technical, and personality traits of a conductor. Experience, however, is better acquired at a lower profile than at a music directorship. Eschenbach experienced that in Zuerich 30 years ago.

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