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This concert by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra is a tribute to Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao.
About Maestro Tyzen Hsiao:
Tyzen Hsiao 蕭泰然 (1938-2015) was a Taiwanese composer of the neo-Romantic school. He was awarded Taiwan’s National Art Prize (2004), the Wu Sam-lien Musical Contribution Award (2005), the Kaohsiung City Prize for the Arts (2006) and the National Cultural Award(2009). Hsiao’s rich tonal style earned him an international reputation as “Taiwan’s Rachmaninoff”. Many of his vocal works set poems written in Taiwanese Hokkien, the mother tongue of the majority of the island’s residents. His compositions stand as a musical manifestation of the Taiwanese literature movement that revitalized the island’s literary and performing arts in the 1970s and 1980s.
About National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO):
Found in 1945, NTSO is the first symphony orchestra in Taiwan. The Orchestra is located in Wufeng, Taichung. Is is a comprehensive music group with well-organized software and hardware. For over 70 years of history, under the accumulated establishment of directors of past terms and the promotion of the current director Suan-Yung Liu, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra has had rich performing experience. Countless international teams and musicians have been invited to perform with the Orchestra.