Symphony, Soup and a Sandwich: Bizet Symphony In C

Wed 24 Oct 2018, 1.00PM
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Fauré Masques et bergamasques
Bizet Symphony in C

Tung-Chieh Chuang Conductor

Bizet’s Symphony in C, written when he was just 17 years old, positively bursts with energy, melody and joie de vivre. There’s no brighter way to recharge your batteries this lunchtime, and that’s not all: conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang has paired it with Fauré’s Masques et bergamasques – French music at its most elegant and evocative. So enjoy your lunch hour French style: you won’t find a more mouthwatering table d’hôte.

Lunch tickets sold separately.


£15; Lunch Ticket (Sold Separately) £8.50


Under 16s free (max 2 per paying adult); Under 26s / Mature Students £6 in advance, £8 on the day; Unemployed £6; Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off; Group discounts available

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Tung-Chieh Chuang

Tung-Chieh Chuang Conductor

Young Taiwanese conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang is the celebrated winner of the 2015 International Malko Competition in Copenhagen, standing out amongst a large field of candidates to win this prestigious award. Prior to this Chuang had already won numerous prizes and accolades, including a prize and the Audience Award at the Solti Competition in Frankfurt as well as being named a winner of the Gustav Mahler Competition in Bamberg and the Jeunesse Musicales Conducting Competition in Bucharest.

As guest conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang has appeared with such orchestras as Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic, Macao Orchestra and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He continues his relationships with MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, amongst others.

Highlights of the 2017/2018 season include debuts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic, as well as Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Bochumer Symphoniker, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim and Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. He returns to Oviedo Filarmonia, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra. In Asia, he will conduct the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra and Hangzhou Philharmonic, and in January 2018 will make his Canadian debut with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.

In 2010, Chuang received the Edwin B. Garrigues Fellowship of the Curtis Institute of Music. A year later in Philadelphia, he initiated the Curtis Japan Benefit Concert, donating all proceeds to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake via the Red Cross Japan. In 2012 he launched the first orchestral ‘flashmob’ in Taiwan, in his role as Principal Conductor of the National Taiwan University Symphony Orchestra.

Born into a family of professional musicians, Tung-Chieh Chuang showed great musical promise from an early age studying the horn and piano, giving his first public concert at the age of 11. He continued his education at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and at the Weimar Academy of Music. His mentors include Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, Otto-Werner Mueller and Nicolás Pasquet.

Prior to embarking on a musical career, Tung-Chieh Chuang received a bachelor degree in Applied Statistics at Purdue University in the USA. He currently lives with his family in Berlin.