Muhai Tang has most recently concentrated his attentions to building the audience and artistic reputation of new or lesser known orchestras. He is Chief Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic and Artistic Director of the Shanghai Philharmonic and Zhenjiang Symphony Orchestras in China. Since September 2009, he has also held the role of Principal Guest Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Muhai Tang has recently worked with a list of orchestras that includes the NDR Hamburg, Oslo Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Flemish Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille, the Verdi Orchestra in Milan, Tenerife Symphony, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Bilbao Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Muhai Tang (simplified Chinese: 汤沐海; traditional Chinese: 湯沐海; pinyin: Tāng Mùhǎi, pronounced [táŋ mûxaɪ]) (born 1949 in Shanghai) is a Chinese conductor. He is the youngest son of celebrated Chinese film director Tang Xiaodan and brother of painter and poet Tang Muli.
Tang initially learned music with his parents, and later studied composition and conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, receiving his diploma in both. He furthered his studies in conducting with Hermann Michael, at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany.
His international career started when Herbert von Karajan invited him to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra during the 1983-1984 season. This invitation was later renewed. He was the chief conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon from 1988 until 2001. From 1991 to 1995, he was chief conductor of DePhilharmonie (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders). He made his US debut with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 1988.
Tang was chief conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), the last chief conductor prior to the orchestra's renaming as the Queensland Orchestra. In November 2005, he became the orchestra's conductor laureate.
From 2003 to 2006, Tang served as Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera. From 2006 to 2011, Tang was artistic director and principal conductor of the Zürcher Kammerorchester (Zurich Chamber Orchestra), and became principal guest conductor in 2011. From 2010 until 2015, he was chief conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
As conductor, he was awarded the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for Christopher Rouse's Concert de Gaudí.
Type： Person Male
Period： 1949.7.10 - ..
Age： 71 years