Our Team

Hongge Zhang - Executive President

Hongge Zhang, born in September 1979, is an Austrian overseas Chinese living in Vienna.


She completed her studies at Shandong University before starting her own business as a manager.


She is executive vice-president of the Austrian Chinese Business Association and managing director of Nadja Dienstleistungs-Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Georg Zanger - Director

Prof. Dr. Georg Zanger, M.B.L-HSG is an independent lawyer in Vienna. Since 1975 his law firm focuses on creative solutions for commercial enterprises. Specialized in business law (intellectual property law, media law, competition law, telecommunication law and copyright law) Dr. Zanger operates for many international companies which have set up a subsidiary in Austria.


He is the author of various books and articles as well as President of the Austrian-Chinese Business Association.

Xin Wang - Vice President

The soprano Xin Wang was born in 1989 in China, Shandong. She completed her studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Afterwards, she continued to study at the Bruckner University in Linz and at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, where she is currently finishing a master's degree in opera under Linda Watson.

Xin Wang is a laureate of internationally renowned competitions in Hong Kong, Italy and Austria.


She can currently be seen as a singer in productions in Beijing, Verona, Graz and Linz.

Yao Yao - Secretary General (Culture) and Artistic Director

Yao Yao was born in Sichuan China in 1984. She completed the concert study singing and the master's degree in cultural management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw), where she also devoted four years to "piano pedagogy" and music pedagogy mediation between China and Austria.


Due to her cultural background and many years of activity in Austria, Yao Yao is an expert on the historical-cultural context of China and Austria. With her professional skills and artistic experience she supports the communication and deepening of the cultural exchange between the two countries in a variety of ways.


In addition to her work for ECCEES, she is artistic director and deputy for the International Culture Cooperations association.

Niels Muus - Artistic Consultant

Niels Muus graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, Denmark and deepened his studies at the Conservatorio San Martino (Bologna), the Mozarteum (Salzburg) and at the Ecole Normale de Musique (Paris).


As a symphonic conductor, Niels Muus has given performances in concert halls all over the world, conducting some of the best orchestras of our time.


In 2015 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize (recording: Zaimont 4th Symphony) and in 2006 (recording: La Pastorella) and 2016 (recording: Prokofiev Pianoconcertos 1 + 2) for the Grammy Award.