German President gongs Wong

German President gongs Wong


norman lebrecht

December 11, 2019

Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Kahchun Wong, 33, has been conferred the Order of Merit by the Federal President of Germany.

It’s for ‘his dedicated service and outstanding achievements in Singaporean-German cultural relations and the advancement of German music culture abroad.’



  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Congratulations, Kahchun! Artistic ambassadorship is a beautiful thing connecting peoples and countries. Glad to see your work being recognized.

  • Bob Jennings says:

    To older Americans, the title is misleading as we had the Gong Show.


  • Fan says:

    Ok, this headline takes the cake. I didn’t know l I shall cry or laugh, but I decided to laugh.

  • Santipab says:

    I heard this guy conduct Mahler 5 in Bangkok yesterday and he’s impressive. The Thailand Philharmonic is not without it’s weaknesses but they played with real commitment and obviously enjoyed working with him. He’s interesting to watch too, with a very clear year free technique.