Chosen from an international field as one of the conducting fellows of The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors, Chaowen Ting conducted the Dallas Opera Orchestra in two gala concerts where she did “a remarkable job with the many nuances on this stunningly beautiful selection.”
Chaowen Ting was Conducting Fellow of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has conducted the RPO in its matinee concerts. Former positions Ting held includes Music Director of the Cincinnati Sinfonietta, among others. Outside of the U.S., she has worked with the BBC Concert Orchestra (UK), Lucerne Festival Strings (Switzerland), Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie (Germany), Mihail Jora Bacau Philharmonic (Romania), St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (Russia), and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Honduras (Honduras).
A protégé of Bernard Haitink, Ting studied with the maestro at the Lucerne Festival and was praised that “[her Mahler] was excellent. That was incredible… it was a matter of intense musical understanding… a very intelligent women.” Other honors she received include winning the prestigious Bruno Walter Memorial Fellowship and serving as Conducting Fellow of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
Ting also shares the passion and love for opera. In addition to her fellowship with the Dallas Opera, she has conducted for the Opera Philadelphia Composer-in-Residence Program. She also won top awards from National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competitions for two consecutive years.
An advocate of new music and living composers, Ting is a panelist for And We Were Heard, a recording project for works by under-represented composers. She currently serves as Music Director of NANOWorks Opera and Principal Guest Conductor of Ensemble VIM, a contemporary music collective with a focus on diversity within the arts. Ting is also a five-time performance grant recipient awarded by the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy for her commitment to promoting women composers.
A native of Taiwan, Ting studied conducting at the Eastman School of Music and College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Her mentors include Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Diane Wittry, Neil Varon, Brad Lubman, Mark Gibson and Adrian Gnam.