Rebecca Tong is Resident Conductor of Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra and Artistic Director and Music Director of Ensemble Kontemporer, Jakarta. She completed her two-year tenure as Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, and previously studied at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Rebecca was the First Prize Winner of the inaugural La Maestra 2020 competition, held in Paris, where she was also awarded the ARTE Prize and the French Concert Halls & Orchestras Prize.
The 2020-21 season has seen Rebecca debut with several major orchestras including Orchestre de Paris (an ARTE livestream), Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. She works with the London Symphony Orchestra this spring assisting Michael Tilson Thomas and Yuja Wang on two projects, and recently participated in masterclasses and mentorships with Tugan Sokhiev (Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse), Pablo Heras-Casado (Paris Mozart Orchestra), Case Scaglione (Orchestre national d’Ile de France) and Marin Alsop (Orchestre de chambre de Paris).
Future highlights include debuts and return guest engagements with Orchestre de Paris, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national d’Ile de France and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.