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Shih-Hung Young, Chinese Conductor and violinist from Taiwan, was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and later came to the United States to attend the Juilliard Pre-College. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Music from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Young has been on The Juilliard School Pre-College Division faculty since 1995.

An active conductor of symphonic, film scores and operas, and a performer of solo and chamber music recitals, Dr. Young serves as a conductor for Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings: Live to Projection & Lord of the Rings Symphony. He recently began conducting Hans Zimmer’s award winning score Gladiator: Live to Projection, collaborating with Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard.

Having worked with orchestras in Munich, Czech Republic, Moscow, Perth Australia, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and recently Santiago Chile, Dr. Young has toured the United States and internationally.

He was the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra at the Third Street Music School Settlement from 2000-2003 and the associate conductor/concertmaster of the US National tour of Tony-winning Broadway show The Light in the Piazza, My Fair Lady and Radio City’s Rockettes-Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour.




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