Princeton Festival’s Executive & Artistic Director Announces Departure

By David Salazar

The Princeton Festival’s Executive and Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk has announced his departure from the organization.

In a statement, Tang Yuk noted a desire to “pass the reins” to the next generation of leaders.

“I will forever cherish the great experiences I enjoyed at the Festival, which is so dear to my heart. They would not have been possible without the support and commitment of our Board of Trustees,” Tang Yuk stated in a press release.

Under his 16-year leadership, the festival grew from two events and four performances in 2004 to over 22 performances and eight events plus several lectures and workshops in 2019.

Gregory Geehern, the Festival’s Associate Conductor and Assistant to the Artistic Director, will be named Acting Artistic Director.

“Part of Richard’s legacy is an outstanding staff, including Gregory Geehern. We are confident that they will maintain the Festival’s high artistic standards and provide the basis for future growth,” stated Benedikt von Schröder, Chair of the Board of Trustees.