Min Chung is currently the associate conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and has just been named Principle Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano in 2020.
With recent successes in important concerts, he is emerging as one of the most promising young conductors of today.
During the past couple of seasons Chung has led the Mariinsky Opera in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" with Ana Maria Martinez in the title role, conducted multiple performances of Mozart's Magic Flute at La Scala, and has led symphonic concerts with numerous orchestras throughout Europe and Asia. He recently made highly successful debuts with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin, the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and the Korea Chamber orchestra, all leading to immediate reinvitations.
Exciting upcoming projects include a close collaboration with the Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano. He will perform with the orchestra on three separate occasions next season. A regional tour, two subscription concerts, and a Japanese tour including a concert at Suntory Hall.
Born in Saarbrücken, Germany, Chung moved to France at a young age where he started his musical studies with the double bass, piano, and violin. He was a student of the great double bass virtuoso Francois Rabbath. After relocating to Seoul, Korea, he attended the Seoul National University majoring in violin and German Literature.
He made his conducting debut with the Aloysius Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra based in Busan, Korea that is mainly composed of children of disadvantaged background and orphans. His collaboration with the orchestra culminated in triumphant performances at Carnegie Hall in 2010, and Suntory Hall and Seoul Arts Center in 2012. Since then he has continued extensive touring with the orchestra both in Korea and abroad, and has effectively established the orchestra as one of the finest youth orchestras in the country.
Along with the symphonic repertoire, opera is one of his great passions. Notable activities in this field include critically acclaimed productions of Ravel's "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges" and Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" with the Korean National Opera. He made his highly successful European debut in Lecce, Italy with Verdi's La Traviata which led to an immediate reinvitation for Don Carlo the following season. He also conducted this same opera with the Korea National Opera.

"A conductor of clear ideas and mature taste" - La Repubblica, 2015 "Flawless" - The Auditorum on Mariinsky Butterfly performance, 2016 "La direction soignée de Min Chung extrait de magnifiques couleurs [...]

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