En Shao

Chief Conductor – RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor – Chinese National Symphony Orchestra

Biography

En Shao is Chief Conductor of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the China National Symphony Orchestra.

In the UK Maestro Shao has conducted the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, Bournemouth, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Elsewhere, recent engagements include performances with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmonica de Malaga, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic, the RTV Slovenian Orchestra at the Robeco Series in Amsterdam, the Orchestre de Picardie, Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur, China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. En Shao is very committed to developing young talent and regularly guest conducts the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, and he is Patron of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, who he conducted for their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert. He is also a regular visitor to the United States and Canada, working with the orchestras of Colorado, Phoenix and Vancouver, and has undertaken engagements in Australia and New Zealand.

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Reviews

“En Shao possesses the special gift of sweeping the audience into the orderly yet impassioned music he shapes…”

Patricia Kelly

Courier Mail

“En Shao has established a truly inspirational rapport with this orchestra and it shows”

Susan Nickalls

Edinburgh News

More Reviews

“En Shao possesses the special gift of sweeping the audience into the orderly yet impassioned music he shapes…”

Patricia Kelly, Courier Mail

“En Shao has established a truly inspirational rapport with this orchestra and it shows”

Susan Nickalls, Edinburgh News

“His direction is flawless and clearly magnetic”

Andrea Breen, The Mercury

“He has an obvious rapport with the orchestra, which translated into fine playing all night long…”

Kyle Macmillan, Denver Post

“Star of the evening, however, was conductor En Shao”

Barbara Trofimczyk, The Mercury