Asia's pre-eminent young conductor, Darrell was born in Singapore and is a regular guest with some of the world's greatest orchestras: the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Munich Radio, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, RTVE Madrid, La Verdi, Belgian National Orchestra, etc. Having studied in St. Petersburg and at Yale, he was mentored by Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of The Sichuan Orchestra of China since December 2016, Darrell Ang is a regular guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre by invitation of Maestro Valery Gergiev. This season he returns to the NHK Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic with cellist Kian Soltani, Queensland Symphony with violist Antoine Tamestit, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano/Trento, Munich Radio, Barcelona Symphony, China National Symphony, and National Taiwan Symphony with Vienna Philharmonic Principal Flautist Karl-Heinz Schütz. His numerous debuts include orchestras in Moscow, Bologna, Lausanne, Malmö, Ankara, Montpellier, Marseille, Denmark's Sønderborg and the Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo. His growing operatic profile includes recent performances of Don Giovanni and Rigoletto at the Mariinsky, Carmen at Estonian National Opera, Die Zauberflöte and Nijinsky's Tagebuch in Bordeaux, Der fliegende Holländer in Singapore and Così fan tutte in Toulon.
One of Asia’s most sought-after conductors, Darrell Ang conducted orchestras in over twenty countries across the globe last season, including the ORF Vienna, Slovak Philharmonic, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, New Zealand Symphony, Antalya Symphony, USA’s Pacific Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UAEH (Mexico), Estonian National and the Manila Symphony. Also a regular recording artist of uncommon pedigree, Darrell has scored many successes for the Naxos label: his first disc of Chinese composers was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, while other discs include bestselling albums of music by French composers.