The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has this week announced the appointment of Chinese violinist and conductor Fan Ting as their new Chief Conductor.
A violin and conducting graduate from New York’s Juilliard School, he has served as a violinist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 1972 – where he had held several titled seats including Assistant Concertmaster and Principal 2nd Violinist.
“It will be a new chapter for me after 46 concert seasons as an orchestral player …” Fan Ting has said.
“The Saigon orchestra is almost like the Hong Kong Phil 40 years ago … with excellent players trained in France and Russia, but the group needs to play together with articulation – that is the area I hope to contribute to,” he has told local press.
Fan Ting will lead the orchestra for an initial two year period in concerts, opera productions, tours, broadcasts and recordings.