THE TORADZE STUDIO
Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm
Shanghai-born conductor Tsung Yeh has the distinction of being the first conductor ever to hold music directorships of both a western symphony orchestra and a Chinese instrument orchestra. He presently serves as Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in his 25th season and Music Director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
As a brilliant orchestra builder in both programming and audience, Maestro Yeh has helped to build the South Bend Symphony into one of the finest regional orchestras in the central United States. In 1995, Tsung Yeh and the South Bend Symphony were honored with the ASCAP award for Excellence in Programming and Performing.
In November 1991, Tsung Yeh successfully led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, replacing the indisposed Daniel Barenboim, on short notice in a program featuring Alfred Bendal as the piano soloist. Maestro Yeh has also appeared with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Minnesota Orchestra, China National Symphony, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Taipei Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few. He previously held posts as Exxon/Arts Endowment conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the Florida Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
His engagements during 2012 include concerts with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra (March), the Hua Xia Ensemble at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center (May), the Qing Dao Symphony Orchestra (June), the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra (October), solo soprano Sarah Brightman and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (December).