Lan Shui is renowned for his abilities as an orchestral builder. As Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years, American Record Review noted that Shui has “turned good regional orchestra into a world class ensemble that plays its heart out at every concert”. As of January 2019, Shui steps down from his Music Director post to become Conductor Laureate of the Singapore orchestra and at same time takes on a position of Principal Guest Conductor of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
Shui also held the position of Chief Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic from 2007 to 2015 and he continues to collaborate with the orchestra as its Honorary Conductor. As a guest conductor, Shui has worked with many orchestras worldwide which include Orchestra National de France, Deutsches Symphony-Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Japan Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Since 1998 Shui has recorded over 40 CDs which include highly acclaimed Beethoven nine Symphonies with the Copenhagen Philharmonic and complete Debussy orchestral works with the Singapore Symphony. His award also include the Cultural Medallion - Singapore’s highest accolade in the arts.
Su Shien-Ta, born in 1957 in Shanhua, Tainan, is a violinist and music educator. Su learned the violin from maestros Henryk Szeryng and Gérard Poulet studied and got his performer diploma for violinists and chamber music soloists from ÉCOLE NORMALE DE MUSIQUE DE PARIS. He received the“Ten Most Distinguished Youth Award” in 1995. In 1999, the album “Tyzen Hsiao’s Violin Works” in which Su performed, received the “Best Classical Record award” at the Golden Melody Awards. In 2002, his album “Classical Taiwan Rhythms” received the “Best Performer” award at the Golden Melody Awards. He received the Wu San Lian Art Award which was the first time this prestigious Art Award being awarded to a performing musician.
Su Shien-Ta has for long dedicated to musical education while keeping an active performing career. He is currently the Dean of the School of Music of Taipei National University of the Arts, and the concertmaster of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra. He started to host a radio program called “The Enchanted World of Violin” as a program presenter since 1996, this program has gained prestige and profound reputation in the past twenty years.
The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1945, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) is the oldest symphony orchestra in Taiwan. Since its establishment, it has been successively affiliated with the Taiwan Garrison Command, Taiwan Art Construction Association, Taiwan Provincial Department of Education, Department of Culture, Council for Cultural Affairs, and the Executive Yuan. In May of 2012, it came under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The orchestra is located in Wufeng, Taichung. It is a full-fledged music group with a full complement of software and hardware.
Over 70 years of history, under the directors of the past and the efforts of the current director Liu Suan-Yung, the NTSO has accumulated extensive performing experience. Countless international teams and musicians have been invited to perform with the NTSO.
Since 2019, the internationally renowned conductor maestro Lan Shui has taken on the position of the NTSO Principal Guest Conductor, cooperating with the NTSO Director Liu to enrich artistic skills, innovate on tradition, deepen education, and promote aesthetics, thus enhancing the public’s musical life, making music ever-present like air, water and sunshine.
L.v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
M. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major, op.46
小提琴／蘇顯達 Violin／Shien-Ta Su
L.v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 2