Singapore Symphony Announces Appointment of New Music Director

The Singapore Symphony has announced the appointment of Austrian conductor Hans Graf as its new Chief Conductor

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The Singapore Symphony, in Singapore, has this week announced the appointment of Austrian conductor Hans Graf as its new Chief Conductor – effective from the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.

Maestro Graf previously served as Music Director of the Houston Symphony, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Basque National Orchestra – and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.

He will succeed Chinese-American conductor Lan Shui in the role – who had lead the ensemble from 1997 until his recent retirement.

“I am delighted to welcome Hans Graf as our Chief Conductor … he brings with him a wealth of experience and insightful musicianship,” Orchestra Board Chairman Goh Yew Lin has this week said.

“When I first came to Singapore, I found an orchestra of international level … now I am pleased and honoured to be invited to work with them in the future … ” the 70-year-old conductor has said.

“I feel in them the joy of making music which fuels their assiduous effort to reach ever higher levels – and it will be my goal to lead and go forward with them in this noble passion,” he has said.

 

 

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