Elim Chan

Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014.  She held the position of Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16, and from the 2017/18 season she assumes the title of Chief Conductor of NorrlandsOperan.  She has also been appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship programme with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016/17.

Recent notable highlights include her debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra as a result of a personal invitation from Valeriy Gergiev, as well as her debut at the Lucerne Festival with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. This season sees debuts with Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre National de Belgique, Australian Youth Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Norrköping Symphony and Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria as well as with the Berkeley, Detroit and Chicago Symphony orchestras.

Previous engagements include debuts with Orquesta Filarmonica de Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa and the Orchestre de la Francophonie as part of the NAC Summer Music Institute in 2012, her participation in the Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg, workshops with the Cabrillo Festival and Baltimore Symphony orchestras (with Marin Alsop, Gerard Schwarz and Gustav Meier) and masterclasses with Bernard Haitink.

Chan completed both her master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan. She served as Music Director of the University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Pops Orchestra.

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