Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor | Tsung Yeh

Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Macao Chinese Orchestra (OCHM), Conductor Emeritus of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), Tsung Yeh had been SCO Music Director for two decades. Under his leadership (2002—2022), SCO rapidly grew, developing a rich repertoire. He curated large-scale concerts including the symphonic fantasy epic Marco Polo and Princess Blue (2002), the mega musical production (Zheng He) Admiral of the Seven Seas (2005), and Awakening (2008). These successful productions were not only widely praised, but also propelled Chinese music to greater heights. In October 2013, the Government of Singapore awarded Maestro Yeh with the Cultural Medallion, its highest honour for work in the Arts.

As an excellent conductor and music director, Tsung Yeh has collaborated with numerous prestigious orchestras. In the US, he was Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 2016. In 1995, he and the South Bend Symphony received an ASCAP Music Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. After retiring from and leaving the South Bend Symphony, in June 2016, he received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor, Michael Pence. In addition, Pete Buttigieg, South Bend Mayor, declared May 7, 2016 as Tsung Yeh Day. Maestro Yep is currently Laureate Conductor of the South Bend Symphony Association.

Tsung Yeh has previously served as Music Director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Assistant Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Resident Conductor of The Florida Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Albany Symphony (New York).

Besides, Maestro Yeh is also a renowned educator in the field of conducting. He also actively participated in master classes held in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. In recent years, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the China National Traditional Orchestra and Chinese Orchestra of Wuxi and is a member of the Academic Committee of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music – He Luting China Institute of Advanced Studies of Music, and also a faculty member of the International Conducting Institute of the Czech Republic. In 2016, he received the title of Outstanding Chinese Orchestra Conductor conferred by the China Nationalities Orchestra Society (CNOS), and was recognised as a high-level expert of China’s Thousand Talents Plan.