Taiwanese young conductor Brian (Yuan-Hung) Liao is the newly appointed assistant conductor of Nationale Orchestre d’île-de-France for the 20/21 season.
Brian Liao is the 3rd prize of 2nd BMI International Bucharest Conducting Competition, the only prizewinner of the 2018 NTSO “International Young Talent Musician Project" conducting competition in Taiwan, and laureate of the orchestra prize of the 3rd International Conducting competition for Chinese music in Hong Kong.
In his brief conducting career, he has worked with renowned orchestras such as South Denmark Philharmonic, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Lucern Festival Strings, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Österreiches Ensenble für Neue Musik, Salzburg Mozarteumorchester, Orquesta Sinfonica Provincial de Bahia Blanca in Argentina, Orquesta Sinfonica de Gran Canaria, Orchestra de la Opera Royal de Liege-Wallonie, George Enescu Philharmonic, Craiova “Oltenia" Symphony Orchestra, Oradea Symphony Orchestra, Szolnok Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, to mention a few.
Liao also participated in several international conducting masterclasses with distinguished maestros such as Bernard Haitink, Jorma Panula, Johannes Schlaefli, Yip Wen-Sie, Christoph Poppen, and Alpaslan Ertüngealp. In 2019 he was one of the five finalists out of 200 aspiring conductors in the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship audition which took place in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
From 2016 on, as the assistant conductor of St.Gellert Music Festival in Hungary, Liao worked closely with the Maestro Yoon Kuk Lee. Currently, he is pursuing his Diploma in Orchestral Conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum University with a scholarship from the Taiwanese government and under the guidance of Ion Marin, Bruno Weil, Reinhard Goebel and Alexander Drcar.