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Direttore Emeritus: Filarmonica della Scala Principal Guest Conductor: Staatskapelle Dresden Honorary Music Director: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung’s long and outstanding musical career is marked by his appointment as Direttore Emeritus at Filarmonica della Scala in Milano since 2023, the first ever in their history; Principal Guest Conductor of Dresden Staatskapelle, also the first ever in their history; Honorary Music Director at Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris and his recent appointment as Artistic Director at the new Busan Opera and Concert Hall in South Korea.
Maestro Chung also holds titles as Music Director at the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Comunale of Florence, Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Music Director of the Opéra de Paris-Bastille. Throughout his career, Maestro Chung has conducted some of the world’s leading orchestras in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Maestro Chung is the recipient of numerous prizes, including Commandeur de Légion d’Honneur from France, Commentatore dell’ordine della stella d’Italia, the Premio Abbiati for outstanding conducting at La Fenice in Venice, and Keumkwan, the highest culture award of the Korean government. In 2008 Mo. Chung was designated the first conductor named as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).