Taiwan's Ju Percussion Group to join world in virtual concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ju Percussion Group (朱宗慶打擊樂團) will share highlights from its performances over the last 35 years at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASI...

Record label showcases Taipei’s experimental borderlands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Always feeling comfortable doesn't necessarily make people develop," said Lars Berry, the founder of the Taipei-based record label Future Proof (面向異日), &quo...

Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards for music to rock on Saturday

The 2020 Golden Melody Awards for music, Taiwan's equivalent of the Grammys, will be held Saturday in Taipei, with over 160 nominated entries vying for 27 awards. A total of 1,348 albums and ex...

Taiwan’s symphony orchestras to take stage at 2020 Kuandu Arts Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six renowned Taiwanese symphony orchestras will perform live concerts at the 2020 Kuandu Arts Festival in Taipei to celebrate the country's musical evolution. Enter...

Taiwan folk singer suddenly collapses and dies on stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese folk singer Yen Yung-neng (嚴詠能) suddenly collapsed and died while performing in southern Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 5). While taking a break on a bench during ...

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...

Taiwanese band Mayday honors medical workers with online concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In honor of all the frontline medical workers who have protected Taiwan during the coronavirus pandemic, popular Taiwanese rock band Mayday on Sunday (May 31) performed a ...

Taipei Philharmonic Chorus to launch online concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –In order to provide musical entertainment to the public amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus will hold online concerts twice a mon...

OneRepublic's heartwarming video cheers up Taiwanese fans during quarantine

Taiwan News – American rock band OneRepublic recorded a video to cheer up their Taiwanese fans during the Coronavirus epidemic. In the video dedicated to Taiwanese fans, Ryan Tedder, the grou...

French festival of music celebrates country's culture in Taiwan

The Association des Français de Taiwan (AFT) hosted its annual Fête de la Musique at Maji Square on Saturday (June 22). The "Festival of Music," as it is called in English, g...

Bamboo works by 2 Taiwan artists on show at Japan’s Setouchi Triennale festival

Two Taiwan artists are participating in Setouchi Triennale 2019—one of Japan’s biggest art festivals—as part of government efforts to raise the nation’s cultural profile overse...

Landmark String Quartet: bringing fun to Classical music in Taiwan and beyond

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Live piano concerts and orchestral performances rarely register on the agenda of young people in 2019. Concert halls are seldom the domain of casual music consumers, an...

Under China's eye: Korean music companies exercise caution with Taiwanese K-pop stars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Major music corporations in Korea are coming under increased scrutiny by Chinese government officials for the language used to describe K-Pop stars from Taiwan. Accordi...

Taipei Chinese Orchestra to play in New York for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Orchestra will play in New York City for the first time on the evening of Nov. 6. Chinese Grammy-winning pipa virtuoso Wu Man (吳蠻) will team up with the...

Taiwan to stage concerts celebrating ethnic music starting Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of performances celebrating the diverse music and cultures of Taiwan’s Hakka and indigenous groups will be held at the Taiwan Traditional Theater Center (台灣...