U.S. Tour with Stephen Hough, piano: October 31-November 4, 2018
Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, is hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia and became an artistic affiliate of the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center (Taiwan’s center for the performing arts) in 2005. Led by renowned conductor Shao-Chia Lü, the NSO has increased the country’s cultural stature at home and on the international stage. The Taiwan Philharmonic made its debut performances in North America in Fall 2016.
The Taiwan Philharmonic works regularly with internationally acclaimed conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Krzysztof Penderecki, Rudolf Barshai, Leonard Slatkin, Christopher Hogwood, Oleg Caetani, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. The Philharmonic also performs with world-class soloists, including Midori, Vadim Repin, Hilary Hahn, Baiba Skride, Viviane Hagner, Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon, Alban Gerhardt, Mischa Maisky, Sol Gabetta, Evelyn Glennie, Martin Grubinger, Louis Lortie, Kun-Woo Paik, Stephen Hough, Stephen Kovacevich, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Sabine Meyer, and Reinhold Friedrich, among others.
The Taiwan Philharmoinc has extended its artistic reach, including with theatrical and operatic productions, such as working with Lin Hwai-min, the world-renowned choreographer and founder of Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Austrian digital artist Klaus Obermaier, and opera stage directors Tobias Richter, Moffatt Oxenbould, and Hans-Peter Lehmann. In addition to its record-breaking semi-stage concert operas Der Ring des Nibelungen, and Elektra , the Philharmonic has collaborated with world-class opera houses for its multinational productions, such as Der Rosenkavalier (Deutsche Oper am Rhein, 2007), Carmen (Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Norwegian National Opera and Opera Australia, 2009), and Madama Butterfly (Opera Australia, 2012), as well as an in-house production of Die Walküre (2013).