Paul Chiang made his New York CARNEGIE HALL debut on 19 June 2007, conducting the NEW ENGLAND SYMPHONIC ENSEMBLE in the 2,804 seat Isaac Stern Auditorium, Greeted with standing ovations from the audience. Other major orchestras conducted by Paul Chiang include DANISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY, FRANKFURT OPERA's ORCHESTRA, STAATSPHILHARMONIE RHEINLAND-PFALTZ (Germany), ISRAEL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, THESSALONIKI STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Greece), STATE OPERA & BALLET THEATRE OF MONGOLIA, NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA of TAIWAN, TAIPEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, NATIONAL TAIWAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, TAIPEI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SOLOISTS, TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA, GRAND TETON FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in the USA (whose Artistic Director is Donald Runnicles: General Music Director of the San Francisco Opera, and Deutsche Oper Berlin) which Paul Chiang led on a national USA tour in 1993, Taiwan International Music Festival Orchestra, as well as numerous others including, Kaushong City Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, Soochow Symphony Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan University Symphony Orchestra, etc. Worth mentioning is that Greece’s leading orchestra the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra has just named Paul Chiang as their most favored guest conductor of the past decade in 2010.
In September 2002, Paul Chiang participated in the inaugural International Sir GEORG SOLTI Competition for Conductors in Frankfurt, Germany, where 186 of the world's finest future conductors competed, Paul Chiang was awarded and won the third prize. No first prize was awarded in this Edition.
Also In 2002, Denmark’s DANISH RADIO produced a special program focusing on Paul Chiang - the conductor, and the orchestra he established since 1998 - the Philharmonia Moments Musicaux, from Taiwan. Danish Radio consequently aired throughout Scandinavia an entire concert recorded live in Taipei (Taiwan), which included works by Atterberg, Nielsen, and Sibelius.
Paul Chiang and his orchestra Philharmonia Moments Musicaux embarked on their first European tour in August 2007. Their concerts in Italy (LAGO DI COMO MUSIC FESTIVAL (Bellagio) - SOLD OUT, Lago di Como Festival (Albese con Cassano) SOLD OUT, were covered extensively by the Italian Press and were featured in Italy’s main newspapers - La Repubblica and Corriere de la Sera. The orchestra and Paul Chiang also received a 3 minute spot on RAI 3 Italian television, during its cultural news. Other concerts which Paul Chiang conducted in Italy and Germany included the music festival Musica sul Largo - Azeglio (Italy), MASSA CARRARA THEATRE (Italy), Palo de Colle Festival (Italy), and a SOLD OUT Italian Opera Gala evening in the German city of Mulheim an der Ruhr at the Europa FREILICHTBUEHNE Arena.
Paul Chiang and his Philharmonia Moments Musicaux returned to Europe in August 2008, with a critically acclaimed appearance at the Berlin Konzerthaus, performing Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor, and the German premiere of Lai Deh-Ho's “Moments Musicaux, Concerto for pipa, bamboo flute, xiao and chamber orchestra”, during the Berlin Young Euro Classic Festival, which also featured renowned conductors such as Dennis Russell Davies, Heinrich Schiff, Vasily Petrenko, Jac van Steen, and Muhai Tang.
Paul Chiang’s concert in Berlin was highly praised; reviews appeared in all the three largest newspapers in Germany:
‘’What’s the most impressive is how this orchestra, established in 1998 by Paul Chiang, dare perform such a symphony traditionally dubbed an ironclad tank. Paul Chiang, the conductor, like a giant tree robustly rooted onto the podium, drained the music among his fingers from the orchestra after the outstanding solo given by the trumpeter’’.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3 August 2008, No. 31
‘’Philharmonia Moments Musicaux…. astonished all the audience by guesting the opening concert…. . The ninth Euro Classic [Festival] would have been much less spectacular without Philharmonia Moments Musicaux’’
‘’.... Some audience even acclaimed that this concert was like the music fairytale in the summer, and it was in effect! This performance was a gift given by heaven. ... Paul Chiang, an experienced, sophisticated and passionate musician and all these characters featuring in the orchestra he has conducted’’.
Berlin Morning Post Sunday, 3 August 2008