Piano virtuoso returns to native Taiwan for twin concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Musical wunderkind Rueibin Chen (陳瑞斌) has returned to the island of his birth to channel two Romantic era greats, marking the 250th birthday of Beethoven and 180th year si...

Outdoor banquet musical 'Bando' to conclude tour in Taipei Saturday

The tour of the musical "Bando," which recreates Taiwan's outdoor banquet culture, will conclude in Taipei Saturday, after eight shows in towns across the island over the past year, the ...

Yo-Yo Ma praises Taiwan in first live performance since February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World-renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (馬友友) took the stage at the Taipei Music Center on Tuesday (Nov. 10) in his first live performance since February and praised Taiw...

Photo of the Day: A point of Pride for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the 50th anniversary of the LGBT+ movement rolling around and nearly 500 major Pride month events worldwide canceled, postponed, or moved online as the pandemic rages...

Taiwan NSO director concludes farewell concert with Mahler pieces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acclaimed conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), music director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), on Saturday (June 20) marked the end of his 10-year tenure with a...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture begins trial period for post-pandemic performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has announced the conditions for Taiwan's full resumption of performances after the first indoor concert in two months was held last Sunday (Ma...

Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra to play to live audience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform a concert for 500 people at the National Concert Hall on Sunday (May 24). In ...

Taipei Chinese Orchestra to calm pandemic anxiety with online concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the temporary closure of Taiwan's National Theater and Concert Halls (NTCH) due to the novel coronavirus, the Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO) announced that an ...

Taiwan symphony director issues apology for creating social turbulence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), published a letter on Facebook Tuesday (March 10) to apologize for the panic created by...

Musician ‘devastated’ to learn coronavirus diagnosis sparked firestorm in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian composer and violinist Brett Dean said on Saturday (March 8) that he feels “devastated” after learning that his COVID-19 diagnosis in Australia is c...

103 quarantined in Taiwan after Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus, over 100 p...

Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus after Taiwan trip identified as Brett Dean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian man who was diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after performing twice in Taipei over the weekend has been identified as renowned Australian compose...

13 Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants quarantined after serving Australian passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over a dozen EVA Air flight attendants are to undergo quarantine after an Australian passenger was found to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). On Thursda...

Taiwan cancels international performances due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has canceled all international performances and the National Concert Hall (NCH) is closed for disinfection from today (March 6) due to coronavirus ...

National Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) has canceled all upcoming performances. Update 9 a.m. March 6 The NSO has canceled all upcoming performances due to confirmatio...