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Muhai Tang Biography
Grammy award winning conductor Muhai Tang is a one of the most celebrated conductors. known for an engaging stage presence and graceful andnatural technique and versatility, he is a favorite with audiences and musicians on all continents of the world,
Recently finishing his 9 year tenure at the Shanghai Philharmonic, He is currently the conductor Laureate of China National Symphony Orchestra and Music director of Harbin Symphony Orchestra and Tianjin Symphony Orchestra.
Muhai Tang was born in Shanghai. He studied composing and conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music during the years 1973-1977. In 1979, he won a major scholarship and went to the Munich Musik Hochschulle in Germany for further study. In 1983, at the invitation of Hebert Von Karajan, he conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, starting his career as an international conductor all over the world with the most well-known orchestras. Besides several engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Tang also conducted a number of other famous orchestras worldwide, such as London symphony orchestra, London Philharmonic, BBC radio Symphony, Orchestre de Paris， Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and hundreds of major orchestras worldwide including the San Francisco Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Lille, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony, Stugartt Philharmonic, NDR Elphilharmonie Orchester, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, HongKong Philharmonic, NHK symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, etc. just naming a few. He has collaborated with numerous great artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin,Itzhak Perlman, Cecilia Bartoli, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Martha Argerich and Anne-Sophie Mutter among many others.
Tang developed a special love to the opera stage thanks to the cultivation by his father Xiaodan Tang, a great film director in China, He lead successful collaborations with some of the world's greatest opera houses, such as Teatro alla Scala di Milano in Italy, Zurich Opera House in Switzerland, Hungarian State Opera House, Finnish National opera House in Helsinki, Frankfurt Opera House and Munich State Opera House in Germany, etc. During 2003 and 2008, he served as the chief conductor of Finnish National Opera. During the Milan Expo in 2015, he conducted the new version of Rossini's opera Othello at the Scala Theater in Milan, Italy with seven consecutive performance, he became the first Chinese conductor performing at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano in its 237 years' history.
Since the late 1980s and 1990s, Tang has successively served as the artistic director and chief conductor for a number of major orchestras in Europe, such as of Belgian Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Finnish National Opera, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony, Prague Symphony Orchestra, and Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra; also as Principle guest conductor of Hamburg Symphoniker. He has had successful collaboration with hundreds of other world-renowned symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras as a visiting conductor in both North America and Europe, as well as in Asia, South America and Australia. In recent years, he led a number Orchestras on tour in the United States and Europe, such as Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, etc.
In China, Tang has always been concerned about the development of China's classical music after the early days of the Cultural revolution. He enjoys working with younger musicians in a mentoring role and has conducted the ShanghaiConservatory Orchestra, where he once studied himself. In August 2007 he brought students from the Shanghai Conservatory tocollaborate with the German Youth Orchestra, a project culminating in two performances at the Berlin Konzerthausand then a tour through six major cities of China. As a teacher, he was dean and professor for the conducting department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, honorary professor of Central Conservatory of Music, and served as artistic director of Shanghai Concert Hall.
His most recent posts in China includes Music Directorship at Harbin Symphony and Tianjin Symphony in addition to his previous positions as Music Director at China National symphony in Beijing and Shanghai Philharmonic. Within the two years from 2015 to 2016, Tianjin Symphony Orchestra under his directorship successfully completed the " complete series of Beethoven-Mahler Symphonies", which took the music circle in Asia by storm as the first symphony in China to complete the cycles with acclaim. In 2016 and 2017, he has also led Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra on tour to North America, receiving unanimous appraises from the cultural and political circles. Upcoming tour With the Harbin symphony include tour of Europe at numerous well known venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Muhai Tang has a large discography with a number of record companies including Deutsche Grammophone, Decca and Teldec. Among Muhai Tang's many recordings, the Guitar Concertos by Tan Dun and Christopher Rouse withSharon Isbin and the Gulbenkian Orchestra, for Teldec, was awarded a Grammy award in 2002.