Taiwanese fast-rising young conductor Brian (Yuan-Hung )Liao is new 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.
He is currently the Music Director of the International Keelung NTOU Music Festival and the assistant conductor at the St.Gellert Music Festival in Hungary. He has also assisted conductors such as Susanne Mälläki with Helsinki Philharmonic, and Alpaslan Ertüngealp with several major orchestras in Romania and Hungary.
His upcoming season 2019/20 including debut with Romania Craiova “Oltenia" Philharmonic, National Taiwan Youth Symphony Orchestra, NTSO Symphonic Band, and also return to conduct Oradea Philharmonic. He was also selected as one of 16 candidates out of 135 applications to participate 9th Lovro von Matacic International Conducting Competition associate with Croatian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In his brief conducting career so far, he has worked several major orchestras around the world such as South Denmark Philharmonic, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Lucern Festival Strings, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra de la Opera Royal de Liege-Wallonie, George Enescu Philharmonic in Romania, Oradea Philharmonic, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Budapest Danubia Obuda Orchestra, Szolnok Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), St.Gellert Festival Symphony Orchestra, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic, Mozarteum University Orchestra Salzburg, Taiwan Chinese Orchestra, Österreich Ensemble für Neue Musik, Kammerorchester Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra, Leopold Mozart Centre Wind Orchestra of Augsburg, Bavarian 3BA Brass band, Kagoshima Philharmonic, Bela Bartok Chamber Choir, the Young Musician Foundation Orchestra of Singapore, among others.
He also participated in several international conducting masterclasses with distinguished conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Jorma Panula, Johannes Schlaefli, Yip Wen-Sie, Christoph Poppen, and Alpaslan Ertüngealp.
During the 2015-2016 season, he made his opera conducting debut in Salzburg with Britten’s opera “The Rape of Lucretia”, Mozart’s opera “La Finta Giardiniera” with Mozarteum University Chamber Orchestra and assisted Gernot Sahler in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin". In addition, in 2017 he is one of the 12 finalists out of more than 200 young conductors in the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and a semi-finalist of the RNCM junior fellowship.
Currently, he is pursuing his Master ́s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum University with a scholarship from the Taiwanese government and under the guidance of Bruno Weil, Alexander Drcar, Yoon Kuk Lee, Gernot Sahler (Opera Conducting), Reinhard Goebel (Early Music) and Karl Kamper (Choir Conducting).