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Xian Zhang (Nora Roitberg)

Xian Zhang

2012/13 marks Xian Zhang's fourth season as Music Director of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and in September 2013 she will take the orchestra to the BBC Proms. Since 2011, Zhang has been Artistic Director of the NJO: Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy. Prior to this, she held the position of New York Philharmonic’s Associate Conductor and was the first holder of the Arturo Toscanini Chair, having previously been their Assistant Conductor. In increasing demand as a guest conductor Zhang ended the 2011/12 season with an acclaimed performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with The Philadelphia Orchestra and a concert with Yuja Wang and the Staatskapelle Dresden at the impressive Glaserne Manufaktur.