Elim Chan
Conductor

“An impeccable and virtuoso performance of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich ... Elim Chan's conducting of the Mariinsky Orchestra was bright, clever and each note was distinctive.” (La Crónica, March 2016)

Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Milena Paul +49 89 679710451

Biography

Chief Conductor: NorrlandsOperan (from 2017/18)

 

Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014 as a result of which she held the position of Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16 and was appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship programme with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016/17.

From the current season onwards, Elim Chan holds the position as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan and from 2018/19 she has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Chief Conductor: NorrlandsOperan (from 2017/18)

 

Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014 as a result of which she held the position of Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16 and was appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship programme with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016/17.

From the current season onwards, Elim Chan holds the position as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan and from 2018/19 she has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Highlights this season include debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Orchestra national de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz amongst others. Elim Chan will return to the London Symphony Orchestra for concerts in London and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and to the Orquesta Filarmónica de Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico where she is Principal Guest Conductor. 

Recent notable highlights include her North American debuts with the Berkeley, Detroit and Chicago symphony orchestras, The Mariinsky Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre National de Belgique, The Australian Youth Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic.

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Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Milena Paul +49 89 679710451

Reviews

“Elim Chan showed a very characteristic way of conducting an orchestra full of fantastic players. Happy and powerful and with great technique, she conducted the wonderful Second Symphony of Rachmaninov, moving the audience greatly.” (ciudadania-express.com, March 2016)

“The Mexican debut of this legendary orchestra took place on March 1 under the baton of the young wonder Elim Chan, owner of accuracy, neatness and energizing imagination.” (La Jornada San Luis, March 2016)

“A spectacular debut in the country with an impeccable and virtuoso performance of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich; works that made the audience vibrate at the Palace of Fine Arts. The conductor was Elim Chan, who led the orchestra through sublime passages. (…) Her conducting of the Mariinsky Orchestra was bright, clever and each note was distinctive.” (La Crónica, March 2016)

“Elim Chan led off with a thoughtful and poised account, measured and dynamic and with impressive integrity across the whole.” (Colin Anderson, Classical Source, December 2014)

“Elim Chan showed a very characteristic way of conducting an orchestra full of fantastic players. Happy and powerful and with great technique, she conducted the wonderful Second Symphony of Rachmaninov, moving the audience greatly.” (ciudadania-express.com, March 2016)

“The Mexican debut of this legendary orchestra took place on March 1 under the baton of the young wonder Elim Chan, owner of accuracy, neatness and energizing imagination.” (La Jornada San Luis, March 2016)

“A spectacular debut in the country with an impeccable and virtuoso performance of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich; works that made the audience vibrate at the Palace of Fine Arts. The conductor was Elim Chan, who led the orchestra through sublime passages. (…) Her conducting of the Mariinsky Orchestra was bright, clever and each note was distinctive.” (La Crónica, March 2016)

“Elim Chan led off with a thoughtful and poised account, measured and dynamic and with impressive integrity across the whole.” (Colin Anderson, Classical Source, December 2014)