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Biography

Recognized for his musical sensitivity and energized sense of interpretation, Adrian Chiang is quickly making his mark among Singaporean conductors for his inspired performances and versatility. Adrian was appointed Music Director of the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and additionally serves as the Conductor of numerous Orchestras and Wind Ensembles in Singapore, namely in educational institutes such as Singapore Management University, Singapore Polytechnic, Anderson-Serangoon Junior College, Eunoia Junior College, Victoria Junior College, Catholic High School, CHIJ Toa Payoh, Maris Stella High School and Dazhong Primary School. He had previously led the Philharmonic Youth Winds for a decade, uplifting the group to become one of the more successful youth wind orchestras in Singapore.

 

A passionate advocate for new music, he has performed/commissioned the works of many living composers during his career and continues to do so with every performance he programs. The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (ACSO) is such a project that Adrian had spearheaded to focus on orchestral works written by Asian composers. ACSO prides itself on working with composers to infuse a variety of Chinese, Malay, and Indian instruments into a standard western symphony orchestra, very much like the fabric structure of what Singapore essentially is.

 

A recipient of the distinguished National Arts Council and National University of Singapore scholarship, Adrian attained his Master of Music degree at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM, NUS) with a major in conducting. He had previously graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Increasingly recognized for his committed advocacy of music education and his devotion to the art of conducting, he currently serves as an adjunct faculty at the YSTCM (NUS) where he currently teaches music conducting to all music undergraduates.

 

Prior to full-time conducting, Adrian was the Orchestra Manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He continues to exhibit his broad experience in administrating collective bargaining agreements and policies typical of orchestras as the General Manager of Singapore’s premier chamber orchestra, Resound Collective Ltd.

 

Adrian is currently serving the role of President of the National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA) ever since 2019. NICA is an NTUC-affiliated association that was formed following an NTUC announcement to extend its reach to the freelancer community who are coaches and/or instructors in the fields of sports, outdoor adventures/learning, fitness, and wellness, visual arts and performing arts. He had also previously served as the President of the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) from 2017 to 2022.

 

Adrian’s passion for conducting was borne through lessons and clinics with respected conducting figures such as Lan Shui, Yeh Tsung, Jason Lai, Jonas Alber, Luke Dollman, Sean Edwards, Allan McMurray, Douglas Bostock, Eugene Corporon, Robert Reynolds, Tom Lee, Richard Craig, Richard Floyd and Frank Ticheli. Other music teachers who have had a great influence in his developmental years included Mary Ang, Yeong Yoon Ching, Tan Chan Boon, and David Wong

郑逸杰因其对音乐的敏感度和充满活力的诠释能力而广受认可,之后他又凭借富有灵感的表演和多才多艺迅速在新加坡指挥家中崭露头角。他于2016年被任命为亚洲文化交响乐团的音乐总监,此外还担任新加坡多个管弦乐团和管乐团的指挥,包括新加坡管理大学、新加坡理工学院、安德森-实龙岗初级学院、诺雅初级学院、维多利亚初级学院、公教中学、圣婴女子中学、海星中学和大众小学。此前,他曾领导爱乐青年管乐团达10年之久,推动该乐团成为新加坡较为成功的青年管弦乐团之一。

 

作为新兴音乐的积极倡导者,他在他的职业生涯中演奏/委托了许多在世作曲家的作品,并且在他编排的每一场演出中都继续这样做。亚洲文化交响乐团就是这样一个项目,逸杰率先关注亚洲作曲家创作的管弦乐作品。该乐团以与作曲家合作将各种中国、马来和印度乐器融入标准的西方交响乐团而自豪,这与新加坡本质上的音乐结构非常相似。

作为杰出的国家艺术委员会和新加坡国立大学奖学金的获得者,逸杰在杨秀桃音乐学院(YSTCM,新加坡国立大学)获得了音乐硕士学位,主修指挥。他之前毕业于新加坡国立大学,获得工商管理学士学位。他对音乐教育的坚定倡导和对指挥艺术的奉献越来越受到认可,目前在杨秀桃音乐学院担任兼职讲师,教授所有音乐系本科生有关音乐指挥方面的知识。

 

在担任全职指挥之前,逸杰是新加坡交响乐团的乐队经理。目前作为新加坡首屈一指的室内乐团Resound Collective Ltd的总经理,他继续展示他在管理集体谈判协议和管弦乐队典型政策方面的广泛经验。自2019年以来,逸杰担任新加坡教育部和全国教员协会(NICA)主席一职。NICA是隶属于新加坡全国总工会的协会,在新加坡全国总工会宣布要将其影响力扩展到包含体育、户外探险/学习、健身、健康、视觉艺术和表演艺术领域的教练的自由职业者社区之后成立。他还曾在2017年至2022年期间担任新加坡教师管乐协会主席。

 

逸杰对指挥的热情来自于受人尊敬的指挥人物开设的课程和讲座,如水蓝,葉聰,Jason Lai, Jonas Alber,Luke Dollman, Sean Edwards, Allan McMurray, Douglas Bostock, Eugene Corporon, Robert Reynolds,Tom Lee, Richard Craig, Richard Floyd and Frank Ticheli。其他对他成长影响很大的音乐老师包括Mary Ang、杨运珍、陈灿汶和David Wong。

 
 
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Adrian Chiang

Album recording video

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October 25, 2021

Adrian Chiang on the
non-verbal art of music conducting

Men's Folio Interview

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January 29, 2021

新加坡指挥家郑逸杰:我,就是自己的“品牌”

Interview

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January 05, 2021

Alumni in classical music: The story of Adrian Chiang

Interview

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March 22, 2020

Introducing NICA – A Stronger Voice for Band Directors

National Instructor and Coaches Association

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February 21, 2019

Slow take-up rate for insurance scheme tailored for freelance instructors, despite earlier clamour

National Instructors and Coaches Association

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February 20, 2019

More help needed to deepen competencies of freelance coaches and instructors

National Instructors and Coaches Association

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February 20, 2019

More support for freelance coaches and instructors to deepen competencies and enhance work prospects

National Instructor and Coaches Association

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May 09, 2019

Championing Asian music through diversity

Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra

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May 17, 2019

Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra celebrates diversity in its performance

Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra 

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February 08, 2018

ACSO: Promoting Asian Symphonic Works

Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra 

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August 14, 2018

NTUC to set up Nica to look after interests of freelance coaches

National Instructors and Coaches Association

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May 14, 2020

From the living room

National Arts Council

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May 14, 2020

#SGCultureAnywhere Presents New Online Series ‘From The Living Room’

National Arts Council

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Timeout 'From the living room'

June 30, 2020

National Arts Council

Adrian Chiang

The rewarding job of a conductor

Interview

May 19, 2018

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Rousing blend of music

Asia Cultural Symphony Orchestra

July 08, 2017

 

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