Since winning First Prize at the renowned Lovro von Matačić International Competition for Young Conductors in 2007, Jimmy Chiang’s conducting career has brought him tremendous international attention, both on the concert stage and the opera house. His wide-ranging repertoire covers Viennese Classic masters to living composers.
Jimmy Chiang was Assistant Music Director of the Wagner’s Ring cycle at Theater Lübeck, as well as numerous opera productions at the historic Eutin Opera Festival. In 2009 he was appointed Kapellmeister at Theater Freiburg in Germany. Moreover, he has appeared as guest conductor at the Komischen Oper Berlin, Theater Heidelberg and Scholßtheater Schönbrunn in Vienna.
Born into a musical family in Hong Kong, trained as a concert pianist since he was four, Jimmy Chiang also studied harpsichord, organ, cello and composition. He received his musical training in England (FTCL), the USA (Bachelor of Music) and Vienna (Magister Artium), where he was a protégé of Seiji Ozawa (Vienna State Opera) and Leopold Hager (Vienna National Opera).