Taiwanese young conductor Brian (Yuan-Hung) Liao is the assistant conductor of Nationale Orchestre d’île-de-France for the 20/21 season. He is the 2nd prize winner of the 2nd Only Stage International Conducting Competition, the 3rd prize of the 2nd BMI International Bucharest Conducting Competition, the finalist of the 7th Lovro von Matacic International Conducting Competition and the laureate of the 3rd International Conducting competition for Chinese music in Hong Kong.
He has worked with renowned orchestras such as South Denmark Philharmonic, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Lucern Festival Strings, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Österreiches Ensemble für Neue Musik, Salzburg Mozarteumorchester, Orquesta Sinfonica Provincial de Bahia Blanca in Argentina, Orquesta Sinfonica de Gran Canaria, Orchestra de la Opera Royal de Liege-Wallonie, George Enescu Philharmonic, Craiova “Oltenia" Symphony Orchestra, Oradea Symphony Orchestra, Szolnok Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, to mention a few.
Liao also participated in several international conducting masterclasses with distinguished maestros such as Bernard Haitink(Lucern Masterclass), Jorma Panula(Nordic Masterclass), Johannes Schlaefli, Yip Wen-Sie, Christoph Poppen, and Alpaslan Ertüngealp. In 2019 he was one of the five finalists out of 200 aspiring conductors in the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship audition, which took place in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
From 2016 on, as the assistant conductor of the St.Gellert Music Festival in Hungary, Liao worked closely with the Maestro Yoon Kuk Lee. Since 2018, he became the conducting fellowship of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and Taipei Symphony Orchestra and worked closely with them.
Currently, he is pursuing his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum University with a scholarship from the Taiwanese government and under the guidance of Ion Marin, Bruno Weil, Reinhard Goebel and Alexander Drcar.