Conductor: Shih-Hung Young
Chinese conductor and violinist from Taiwan, was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and later came to the United States. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Music from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Young taught at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division from 1995 to 2016.
Dr. Young is an active conductor of symphonic, film scores, Broadway musicals and operas, and a performer of solo and chamber music recitals. He conducted many global film concerts including Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings: Live to Projection Trilogy & Symphony, collaborating with Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard in Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator: Live, Nina Rota’s The Godfather, DreamWorks Animations, Harry Potter Film Concert Series, John Corigliano’s Oscar Winning The Red Violin, and many Disney’s Live-in-Concert productions such as The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars.
Dr. Young has toured in the United States and internationally, collaborating with orchestras from Australia, Barcelona, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, South Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Taiwan.
Amid the pandemic, Dr. Young is blessed and thankful to be performing and sharing music in his home country Taiwan in the past several months. Performances include La La Land in Concert, collaborated with Lebo M. in Disney’s The Lion King Live and the Asia premiere of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story.