Yu-Chung John Ku, Conductor
Yu-Chung John Ku is currently the Music Director of Taipei Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Choir, the Music Director of Taipei International Choral Competition, and an assistant professor in the Chinese Culture University. He is also an executive board member of the Taiwan Choral Association, one of the founding members of the World Choral Championship, and one of the six core members of the Asia-Pacific working committee in the International Federation of Choral Music.
Ku has conducted numerous choral performances, as well as symphonic concerts, choral-symphonic works, operas, musicals, and cross-over shows. He has performed around the world, including Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Macao, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the USA, and Vatican, in venues such as the Carnegie Hall, National Performing Arts Center of Beijing, National Concert Hall of Taiwan, among others. He also serves as the Chorus Master for several operas and concerts, preparing the chorus for Helmuth Rilling, Günther Herbig, Frieder Bernius, Gábor Hollerung, Jahja Ling, ShaoChia Lu, WenPin Chien, WingSie Yip, Lu Jia, among others.
Ku is an adjudicator in the World Choir Games (the former “Choral Olympics”), Bali International Choir Competition, North Sumatra International Choir Competition, Oriental Concentus International Competition, A Voyage of Songs Choir Festival, Singapore Youth Festival, Hong-Kong Schools Music Festival, and several other competitions. He is also a master class clinic in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, and many other countries. He was a guest speaker in the convention of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and was invited to conduct the international concert in the national convention of ACDA in 2011.
Yu-Chung John Ku is a doctoral candidate at the College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati, and holds a master degree from Temple University.