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Elim
Chan

Conductor

Elim Chan winner Donatella Flick Conducting Competition 2014

Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014. As a result, she held the position of assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16 and was appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship programme with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016/17.

From the 2017/18 season onwards, Elim Chan holds the position as principal conductor of the Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan and from 2018/19 she has been named principal guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Elim Chan began studies at Smith College in the USA with the initial intent of becoming a medical doctor, but changed her path of study and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music in 2009. Chan continued her studies at the University of Michigan. She was music director of the University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra and of the Michigan Pops Orchestra. She earned her Master’s degree in orchestra conducting in 2011, and her doctorate in 2015.

First appearance with the RCO in 2018

Elim Chan conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for the first time in April 2018.

Recent notable highlights include her North American debuts with the Berkeley, Detroit and Chicago symphony orchestras, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the Orchestre National de Belgique, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She conducted a Children’s concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and a Christmas concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in 2017 and made her debut with the Orchestre National de Lyon in January 2018.

Elim Chan winner Donatella Flick Conducting Competition 2014

Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014. As a result, she held the position of assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16 and was appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship programme with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016/17.

From the 2017/18 season onwards, Elim Chan holds the position as principal conductor of the Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan and from 2018/19 she has been named principal guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Elim Chan began studies at Smith College in the USA with the initial intent of becoming a medical doctor, but changed her path of study and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music in 2009. Chan continued her studies at the University of Michigan. She was music director of the University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra and of the Michigan Pops Orchestra. She earned her Master’s degree in orchestra conducting in 2011, and her doctorate in 2015.

First appearance with the RCO in 2018

Elim Chan conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for the first time in April 2018.

Recent notable highlights include her North American debuts with the Berkeley, Detroit and Chicago symphony orchestras, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the Orchestre National de Belgique, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She conducted a Children’s concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and a Christmas concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in 2017 and made her debut with the Orchestre National de Lyon in January 2018.