Myung-Whun Chung has conducted some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Wiener Philharmoniker, as well as all the major London and Parisian orchestras. In the USA, he has collaborated with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra among others. His love for Italy has been the basis of his extensive work in that country for many years, including, from 1997 to 2005, his position as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He also appears regularly at the Teatro alla Scala and Teatro La Fenice. In Germany, he became Principal Guest Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden at the beginning of the 2012/13 season, the first conductor to hold this post. Outside Europe, he is increasingly committed to musical and social causes in Asia through his role as Honorary Conductor Laureate of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1990 he has recorded exclusively for the Deutsche Grammophon label, and several of his many recordings have won international awards. In addition to his musical activities, he is highly committed to various humanitarian and ecological causes and in 2008 became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the first conductor to hold this position.