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Elim Chan


One of the most sought-after artists of her generation, Elim Chan conducts a repertory ranging from Classical to contemporary symphonic works. She was guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 2018 to 2023 and has been chief conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra since 2019. This season—her final as chief conductor—she will present that orchestra in the Benelux with soloists including Sol Gabetta and Midori. Other highlights of her 2023-24 season include debuts with the Salzburg Festival, Orchestre de Paris, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal, Seattle Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra. She also returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. In spring 2023, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León announced a three-year collaboration with Chan as associate conductor, focusing on Stravinsky’s ballets. A native of Hong Kong, in 2014 she was the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, enabling her to spend the 2015-16 season as assistant conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, working closely with Valery Gergiev. The following season she joined the Dudamel Fellowship program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.