Preview: Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz presented by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra
The Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Flute, Karl-Heinz Schütz, takes on the role of soloist in the beautiful Flute Concerto by 19th-century German composer Carl Reinecke. Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong continues to make great strides internationally, as Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany, and debuting with such illustrious names as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestras. Kahchun returns to Singapore to conduct the glowing beauty of Rachmaninoff’s grand Second Symphony.
Praised by Musical America for the “depth and sincerity of his musicality,” Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation. He first came to international attention after winning the Fifth Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016, following in the footsteps of Gustavo Dudamel, who immediately invited him to the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Conducting Fellow for the 2016/2017 season.
Karl-Heinz Schütz is Principal Flute with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. From 2005 to 2011 he held this position with the Vienna Symphony. He is also Flute-Professor at Konservatorium Wien-University. He won first prize at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in 1998 and the Kraków International Flute Competition in 1999.
Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz play on 19th October 2019 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available from the Esplanade