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‘Beethoven im Garten’ – An Evening of German-Singaporean Connections and Friendship

Kahchun Wong

Kahchun Wong, © Columbia Artists Management Inc., Lavender Chang

15.08.2018 - Press release

At the invitation of The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Singapore, Maestro Kahchun Wong makes a special appearance back home, bringing together the two cultural institutions that have defined his artistic journey in a celebration of German‐Singaporean friendship. Musicians from the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, where he has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chief Conductor, will play alongside students from his alma mater, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, performing Beethoven’s 7th Symphony on September 15 at the Botanic Gardens.

“Germany is like my second home, having supported me with not only the best musical education but also now entrusting me with an important role serving the historic city of Nuremberg,” says Wong. “It is my dream to embrace both my communities in a meaningful cultural dialogue through the beauty of music.”
German Ambassador Sante adds: “With all his energy, dedication and sense of social responsibility, Kahchun is an ideal bridge builder between the peoples of Germany and Singapore, simply a grand bilateral cultural Ambassador!” The concert will be the kick-off event for an annual series of German‐Singaporean musical encounters.

Make it an outing with your family and friends, bring your picnic mats along and join the musicians for an evening of music in celebration of German‐Singaporean ties and friendship.

About Kahchun Wong
Only one of a handful of Asians at the helm of an artistic institution in Europe, the Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong first came to international attention as the winner of the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Germany, following in the footsteps of Gustavo Dudamel, who immediately invited him to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Highly in demand around the world, his recent and upcoming performances take him to Berlin, Vienna, New York, Prague, Liverpool, Toulouse, Moscow, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing and Shanghai.

Read more about Kahchun Wong and his career as a conductor in an interview with him by Aileen Tang (August 23, 2018): From Singapore to Nuremberg – An Interview With Wong Kahchun

About the event
Beethoven im Garten: Celebrating German-Singaporean Connections and Friendship
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Time: 6.00pm; picnic grounds open from 5.00pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569

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