Darrell Ang studied in St. Petersburg and then at Yale, becoming its first Conducting Fellow. At the 50th Besançon International Young Conductor’s Competition in 2007, he took all three top awards – Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize. This launched his international career: he went on to the music directorship of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and guest conducting engagements with orchestras in France, Italy, Russia, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, among many others.
He was selected to join the prestigious International Conductors’ Academy of the Allianz Cultural Foundation and invited to take on residencies with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. He became the youngest Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and served as the Music Director of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. He led the World Youth Olympic Games Orchestra in an internationally-televised opening ceremony of the 2010 World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.