Conductor Mei-Ann Chen Named one of Musical America’s 2015 Top 30 Influencers

Mei-Ann Chen
Musical America

Nominated by  members of the Musical America “family”, the 30 influencers, as described by editor Susan Elliott, are  “…defined as people who are making a difference in our business, either by virtue of their position, their creativity, and/or their dedication—folks about whom you could say “When they speak, we listen.” 

Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta and Memphis Symphony Orchestra, with a growing international guesting career, Mei-Ann Chen is among a distinguished and respected group that are impacting the industry with imagination and innovation.  

An innovative and passionate force both on and off the conductor's podium, Mei-Ann Chen is one of America's most dynamic young conductors. Recently named Artistic Director and Conductor for the 2016 National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival, she has served as Music Director of the Memphis Symphony since 2010 and of the Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011, infusing both orchestras with energy, enthusiasm and high-level music-making, galvanizing their audiences and communities alike. A sought-after guest conductor in Europe, Brazil, and North America, Ms. Chen's reputation as a compelling communicator has resulted in growing popularity with orchestras both nationally and internationally. 

Upcoming guest engagements of note this season include a return to the San Francisco Symphony to lead its annual Chinese New Year Concert, engagements with Götesborgs Symfoniker, Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Houston, Grand Rapids, Toledo & Tucson Symphonies and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and her debut with Santa Barbara and Winnipeg Symphonies. 

To read more about Ms. Chen and the entire group of 30 Influencers,

please visit MusicalAmerica or download the special report