Born into a family of professional musicians, Tung-Chieh Chuang showed great musical promise from an early age. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. Today he lives with his family in Berlin.
In 2010, Mr. Chuang received the Edwin B. Garrigues Fellowship of the Curtis Institute of Music.
A year later in Philadelphia, he initiated the Curtis Japan Benefit Concert, donating all proceeds to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake. In 2012 he launched the first orchestral flashmob in Taiwan, in his role as Principal Conductor of the National Taiwan University Symphony Orchestra. Recently he has conducted such orchestras as Bamberg Symphony, MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Tampere Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Filarmonica George Enescu Bucharest and The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic among others.
Highlights of the 2016-2017 season include concerts with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, RTE Dublin, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Seoul Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan.
He is a Prize-Winner at the Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest International Conducting Competition (3rd Prize, 2012) and at the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg (2nd Prize, 2013). In 2015, he won 2nd Prize and the Audience Award at the International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition in Frankfurt (1st Prize not awarded). The same year he was awarded the 1st Prize at the International Malko Competition for young conductors.