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Recognised for his musical sensitivity and energised sense of interpretation, Adrian is quickly making his mark among Singaporean conductors for his inspired performances and versatility. Adrian has over 20 years of teaching children and youth and currently serves as the Conductor of numerous top award-winning Wind Ensembles and Orchestra 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 also previously led the Philharmonic Youth Winds for a decade, uplifting the group to become one of Singapore's more successful youth wind orchestras.


Besides being an educator, he is also the Music Director of a local orchestra, the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (ACSO), where he passionately advocates for new music. He has performed and commissioned the works of many living composers during his career and continues to do so with every performance he programs. ACSO prides itself on working with composers to infuse a variety of Chinese, Malay, and Indian instruments into a standard Western symphony orchestra, much like the fabric structure of what Singapore essentially is. His newest endeavours include founding Singapore’s 1st ever wind band academy, the Band Academy Singapore, and the formation of premier wind ensemble, VENTUS.  


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 (NUS) with a major in conducting. He had previously graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Increasingly recognised for his committed advocacy of music education and his devotion to the art of conducting, he currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the YSTCM (NUS), where he teaches conducting. 


Before full-time conducting, Adrian was the Orchestra Manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He continues to exhibit his broad experience in arts administration as the General Manager of Singapore’s premier chamber orchestra, Resound Collective Ltd.


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

Album recording video
Adrian Chiang

Album recording video

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January 29, 2023


Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra

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January 05, 2023


Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra


October 25, 2021

Adrian Chiang on the
non-verbal art of music conducting

Men's Folio Interview

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January 29, 2021




January 05, 2021

Alumni in classical music: The story of Adrian Chiang


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March 22, 2020

Introducing NICA – A Stronger Voice for Band Directors

National Instructor and Coaches Association


February 21, 2019

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

National Instructors and Coaches Association


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


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 


August 14, 2018

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

National Instructors and Coaches Association


May 14, 2020

From the living room

National Arts Council


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


May 19, 2018


Rousing blend of music

Asia Cultural Symphony Orchestra

July 08, 2017


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