Emerging Vancouver Conductor Wins OAC Award

OAC Communications

Twenty-five-year-old conductor, Kenneth Hsieh is the recipient of the 2005 Heinz Unger Award. The $7,000 award is presented every two years to encourage and highlight the accomplishments of a young or mid-career Canadian conductor.

The three jurors of this year’s award, Rob Gloor, Executive Director, Orchestra London (Ontario), Nora Shulman, principal flautist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Rennie Regehr, Dean of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto were impressed by Hsieh’s accomplishments for a conductor of his age. They noted Hsieh’s exceptional conducting technique and musicianship and his strong leadership qualities.