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6th concert Taiwan 2010

Conductor: Stefan Willich
Soloist: Kim Chang, violin
Loloko Choir, Taiwan

Shu-Si Chen, Bunun Legend
Samuel Barber, Concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 14
Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 e minor, op. 64

National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, November 14, 2010, 7:30 pm

The proceeds of the concert were given to the establishment of "Survivor Care and Education Center" project of the Formosa Cancer Foundation.

Program notes for download (pdf-file, 6.7 Mb). Some musical samples of this concert are available here.
 

Dr. Kim Chang began his violin studies at the age of 7, and has studied under eminent violin teachers, entering into violin competitions since an early age. Many orchestras in Taiwan have featured Dr. Chang as a soloist. He counts among his concerto repertoire well known classical compositions including Mozart, Bruch, Bach, Wieniawski, and Mendelssohn Violin concertos. Dr. Chang has been the Chief and Concert Master of the Taiwan Physicians Chamber Orchestra and the Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Chang also pursued the study of dentistry and has been enjoying a successful career as a dentist. He held the Chief of Dentistry position at the Taipei County Hospital until he declined in 2008 in order to preserve time for his beloved music.

The Loloko Chor, named after a local tribe, comes from Renho Village in Nantou Country, located in central Taiwan. Founded in 2002, this youth choir sings traditional aboriginal polyphonic harmony that was passed down from generation to generation within the Bunun Tribe. The rich and complex harmonics af the Bununs have been in existence since primordial times. Even though the choir members never received formal vocal training of musical education, they have been singing passionately with their pure and natural voices, now singing at invitations around Taiwan.

Dr. Ching-Hong Kao, Local Organizer of the WDO Concert in Taipei, is an ophthalmologist, director of Taipei Evergreen Eye Clinic groups and one of the supervisors of the Ophthalmologic Society of Taiwan.
Dr. Kao plays violin, piano, viola, cello, thrombone, euphonium, oboe, and in 2007 concluded his music education with a master degree on orchestra conducting. He is founder and director of Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Physicians Chamber Orchestra of Taiwan.

Next Concert

Wednesday,
February 6, 2019
Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts, Israel

Thursday,
February 7, 2019
Bronfmann Hall Tel Aviv, Israel

Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 8

George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

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Stefan Willich, conductor

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