World Music Foundation Podcast
Mei-Ann Chen: Award-Winning Taiwanese-American Conductor & Music Director
Mei-Ann Chen is acclaimed for infusing orchestras with energy, enthusiasm. In our conversation we follow her musical evolution from shy violin player in her birth country, Taiwan, to dynamic, trailblazing, internationally sought-after conductor. Mei-Ann also shares the inspirational interaction with Martin Luther King that inspired the creation of the MacArthur Award-winning, Chicago Sinfonietta, the nations most diverse orchestra, of which she is the principle conductor and music director.