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Pang Kapang: artistic director and chief conductor

(chinadaily.com.cn) | Updated : 2018-06-15


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Pang Kapang has served as a guest conductor of many renowned orchestras, such as the Mozart Symphony Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria, the National Music Orchestra of Busan, South Korea, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

After successfully conducting the China-Vienna New Year Symphony at Vienna's Goldener Saal Wiener Musikvereins in 2000, he worked for world-famous orchestras at Musikvereins over the next 13 years, making a great contribution to presenting Chinese music to the world.

Pang led delegations to Switzerland, Germany and the United States to organize Chinese symphony concerts, and he was invited to conduct leading orchestras in Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria.

A newspaper in Austria said he conducted "with the demeanor of Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and Italian conducting master Riccardo Muti". Austria's most authoritative music critic commented that he was "full of vitality, passionate with smart hand movements, graceful gestures and unique style".

In 2013, Pang went to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, a college famous for its training of master conductors, to study European operas and received a diploma of opera conducting two years later.

His tutor at the music university believed that Pang has extraordinary talent and a delicate music sense, which helps his conducting approach perfection.

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