Han-Na Chang is the Artistic Leader and Chief Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester in Norway. Having concluded a hugely successful inaugural season with monumental performances of Beethoven Symphony No.3 Eroica and Mahler Symphony No.7, the 2018-19 season sees her continue her work expanding the Orchestra’s core repertoire. Mahler and Beethoven maintain an important part in her programming there (as well as in guest engagements this season with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony) alongside pillars of the 19th and 20th Century repertoire from Brahms, Dvořák, Bruckner, Strauss and Shostakovich. Other upcoming dates include the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lyon, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Naples Philharmonic in repertoire from Dvořák and Ravel to Gubaidulina and Sean Shepherd.
As a guest conductor, she has worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Bamberger Symphoniker, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cincinnati, St Louis, Indianapolis, Seattle, Gothenburg, Singapore and Tokyo Symphony orchestras, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli amongst others. Chang made an acclaimed conducting debut at the BBC Proms in September 2014, and held the post of Principal Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester from the 2013-14 to the 2016-17 season.
Her professional music career started at the age of 11, when she won the Rostropovich International Cello Competition in 1994. Chang went on to perform with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, l'Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago, Boston and San Francisco symphony orchestras. Her recordings, exclusively for the former EMI Classics, have received ECHO Klassik, Caecilia and Cannes Classical awards, as well as a Gramophone Concerto of the Year accolade among others, and remain world-wide bestsellers.
Han-Na Chang studied Philosophy at Harvard University and currently serves as the Roving Goodwill Ambassador for the Korean Red Cross.