CHAN TZE LAW

Chan Tze Law is Vice-Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. He is also Music Director of Singapore's Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.

Chan's concerts have been lauded by the press.  Germany's Der neue Merker remarked "...listeners felt they have concluded a great journey of time and spirit..." and USA’s Fanfare magazine noted Chan paces the climaxes so adroitly that, when they arrive, the listener is nearly swept out of the room on tidal waves of sound”. Australian press Hobart Mercury hailed his Mahler’s 6th Symphony as 'triumphant' and The West Australian lavished praise on his performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring “Certainly, Chan did wonders from the podium. It was a tour de force.” More recently, his performances of Mahler's 8th symphony with the Orchestra of the Music Makers, and Sing50 concerts with Lang Lang and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra were named 'Best concerts of 2015' by Singapore's Sunday Times.

Chan has conducted major orchestras including the Singapore Symphony and throughout China and the Australasia region collaborating with renowned artistes such as Joshua Bloom, Fiona Campbell, Warwick Fyfe, Thomas Hecht, Deborah Humble, Lee Hyon, Lang Lang, Ng Pei-Sian, Melvyn Tan, Albert Tiu, Qin Li-Wei, Virgillio Marino, Daniel Sumegi and Igor Yuzefovich. Chan's concerts and CD recordings have been broadcast on Australia's ABC Classic FM, UK's BBC Radio 3 and featured on Singapore Airlines Krisworld In-flight Classical Music selection and Spotify.

Chan is widely credited for his pedagogical contributions as the founding music director of the Yong Siew Toh conservatory orchestra and the conservatory's ground breaking new music ensemble. He was founding chief conductor of the Australian International Summer Orchestral Institute and lectured in conducting at the Peabody Institute, USA, and Royal Academy of Music, London. Chan was also twice artist in residence at the University of Western Australia and more recently conducted the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra. 

Chan is also Music Director of Singapore's award-winning phenomenon Orchestra of the Music Makers, establishing its international, artistic and philanthropic profile, including the ChildAid concerts which in 2014 alone helped raise more than $2.38M for charitable causes.