PAST ASSOCIATE & ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Winner of the 2006 Sir Georh Solti International Conductor's Competition
The South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung has a natural authority and consistently finds a balance between her passion and dynamism and a sense of level-headedness. She was chief conductor of the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra from 2014 until the end of 2017, during which time she led the orchestra to international success. Following a performance at the Philharmonie Berlin in 2015, Shiyeon Sung and her orchestra were the first Asian orchestra to be invited for a guest appearance at the Musikfest Berlin, the renowned international orchestra festival. Their recently released recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 for Decca documents Shiyeon Sung’s outstanding work with the group of predominantly young orchestral musicians, for which she was awarded the Musical Performance Prize 2017 from the Daewon Cultural Foundation.
After winning of the International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti in 2006 and the Gustav Mahler Conductors’ Competition in Bamberg in 2007, Shiyeon Sung became recognized as an extremely talented young conductor on the international scene. She worked as assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and as associate conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She also conducted many concerts with world-renowned orchestras such as LA Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Tokyo Philharmonic.
After her departure from Gyeonggi, Shiyeon Sung has relocated to Berlin, where she led the Konzerthaus Orchestra at the beginning of the season. In this season of 2017/18, she made her successful debut with Philharmonia Orchestra, and made both her Italian debut with the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and also her Russian debut concert in Yekaterinburg with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.