“The Harry Potter of Singapore”
Find out more about Kahchun and why he finds it so important to connect cultures together through children in this wonderful portrait by Arne Perras for the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
At the annual National Day Rally in Singapore, Kahchun became the first classical musician to be specifically mentioned at length in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech, as an example of a Singaporean pursuing dreams, breaking new ground, and at the same time, giving back to the community that has raised him.
Kahchun will make his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic on 6 February 2019 at Lincoln Center, celebrating the second day of the Lunar New Year. He inherits an annual tradition from Maestro Long Yu, a treasured mentor to Kahchun, who has led these celebrations since 2012.