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Quanta music festival to flaunt Taiwan's young performers

Quanta music festival to flaunt Taiwan's young performers

The Quanta Arts Foundation is scheduled to hold a series of concerts at the 2010 Quanta Music Festival between July 28 and December 2. This festival aims to showcase Taiwanese young performers' potential and creativity.
Established by Quanta Computer Group Chairman Barry Lin this January, the Taoyuan-based foundation has been encouraging local, young musicians to create different works with new vision.
Mel Yang, Executive Director of the Quanta Arts Foundation, said they could draw inspiration from masterpieces by German composers Johann Bach and Ludwig Beethoven, from songs by pop singer Jay Chou, and from Taiwanese opera.
"The first time that most members from the Quanta Philharmonic Orchestra met was through Facebook," said the orchestra's conductor Tony Huang, 31. "Some were music teachers, some graduated from college, and others just finished their overseas studies, such as the violin concertmaster Tsai Keng-ming."
Huang, a politics major at National Taiwan University, first intended to be a lawyer but changed his mind when he studied the JD program at the University of Michigan. He transferred to the University of South Carolina for conducting classes and worked with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
The young orchestra, based in Taoyuan, will debut on August 5. The program will open with the orchestral suite. "Rock Four Seasons for Quanta," followed by German composer Felix Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin in E minor and Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No.9 "The New World."
The foundation also invited Russian violinist Alexey Bruni, also known as the concertmaster of Russian National Symphony Orchestra, and well-known violinist Hu Nai-yuan, born in Taiwan but now based in New York City, to perform in August and December.


Updated : 2021-06-18 13:15 GMT+08:00