Resident Conductor
Heng Xiangle
 
Heng Xiangle is currently Music Director of Victoria Chinese Orchestra (VACO), Resident Conductor of Dicapella Dizi Ensemble (Dicapella) as well as Assistant Conductor of Singapore Management University Chinese Orchestra (SMUCO). 

Xiangle has led orchestras to perform and compete locally and overseas, including concert tour at National Taiwan University of Arts (VACO, 2015), Dicapella Goes 50-50 supported by SG50 Fund (Dicapella, 2015), Assistant Conductor of Silver Gems musical by National Arts Council (Jubilee Orchestra, 2015), 1st Prize at Taipei International Music Competition (SMUCO, 2014), among others.
 
Xiangle's debut in conducting came in 2008 when he stood in as a conductor at short-notice for the then indisposed orchestra conductor Dr Tay Teow Kiat of Victoria Junior College Chinese Orchestra for their annual concert. He later worked under his long-time mentor, maestro Quek Ling Kiong, leading the orchestra to clinch its Gold award in the 2009 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging competition, making him one of the youngest conductors to clinch the Gold Award at the age of 21.
 
In 2010, Xiangle took part in an invitation-only conducting workshop organized by Singapore Chinese Orchestra under the direction of maestro Tsung Yeh. As the programme’s youngest participant, Xiangle was given the opportunity to conduct both the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as well as Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra under Maestro’s Tsung supervision. 
 
With support from the National Arts Council, Xiangle took a step further to hone his conducting skills, travelling to Shaanxi China to audition for a slot in a masterclass led by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s Music Director maestro Yan Hui Chang in 2012. Amid the intense competition, he successfully clinched a spot in training under the supervision of maestro Yan, conducting Xi’an Conservatory’s Chinese Orchestra through the duration of the course.
 
Apart from conducting, he has also worked with many groups in strengthening their arts footprint in both working and consulting level. Among the groups that he has worked with includes Ding Yi Music Company, The Philharmonic Winds, Asian Contemporary Ensemble, among others.