本團演出曲目豐富，從巴洛克至現代，從本土至西方。並與許多國際知名演奏家合作演出，如名指揮家小澤征爾（Seiji Ozawa）、呂紹嘉、簡文彬、名鋼琴家阿格麗希（Martha Argerich）、陳宏寬、管風琴家沃約翰（John Walker）等等。本團自2005年起規劃一連串的國際演出，包括香港、奧地利、韓國、加拿大、阿根廷及法國等地。2006及2008年更兩度受邀擔任加拿大BC省Powell River國際音樂節The International Choral Kathaumixw駐音樂節藝術家。
Overstatement and exaggeration are not his style. What one does get is solid, deliberate,
exceptionally well-honed performances that combine intense lyricism with power.
— American Record Guide 2017
Taiwan-born conductor Shao-Chia Lü studied music in Taipei, later at the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, and also at Vienna’s College of Music. His training resulted in important first prizes at three renowned international conductor competitions: Besancon (France), Pedrotti (Italy) and Kondrashin (the Netherlands).
Shao-Chia Lü accepted positions as General Music Director of the Koblenz Theatre(1998-2001), the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz(1998-2004), and the Staatsoper Hannover (2001- 2006).He has also been Chief Conductor of the South Denmark Philharmonic from 2014 to 2017.
Shao-Chia Lü appears regularly as guest conductor at several world-renowned opera houses, incLüding the Opera Australia in Sydney and Melbourne, the English National Opera, Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Gothenburg Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Hamburg and Stuttgart, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper Berlin.
Alongside his opera activities, Lü is equally at home on concert podiums. Lü has worked frequently with many leading European orchestras, such as the Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Norwegian and Swedish Radio Orchestras, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, SWR Stuttgart, Rundfunksinfonieorchster Berlin, the Goteborgs Sinfoniker, Staatskapelle Weimar, Frankfurter Museumsorchester and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In Asia, Lü has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, NHK, New Japan Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Symphony Orchestra and leading orchestras in China.
Shao-Chia Lü has been Music Director of the Taiwan Philharmonic (the National Symphony Orchestra) since August 2010.
Taipei National University of the Arts Orchestra
The Taipei National University of the Arts was founded under the auspices of The Ministry of Education in 1982, with a specific goal and purpose: to elevate the level of Performing Arts Education in Taiwan. Over the years and into the New Millennium, this vision continues to be fulfilled, as the Taipei National University of the Arts upholds this vital role and challenge, to being the forerunner and leader in the Performing Arts Education in Taiwan.
Succeeding this mandate, the Taipei National University of the Arts Orchestra was founded under the guidance of the Ministry of Education in 1983. The TNUA Orchestra maintains to this day, the dual purpose of elevating the orchestral training & performance standard of college level musicians, while also being a platform where outstanding contemporary works are performed for the public.
Repertory presented in over 200 performances over the last 37 years, span the gamut from the Baroque to the Contemporary, as well as performing traditional Taiwanese music and western music. Yearly, the orchestra plans diverse programs, to challenge students to exercise their gifts as they learn new repertoire, rehearse and prepare for performances. Not only are the students fulfilling study requirements, but they are also gaining vaLüable skills to prepare them for future careers in the performing arts.
Access to a world – class performing hall and other venues on campus provide the orchestra with invaLüable performance opportunities, while periodic tours around Taiwan foresee that the orchestra plays an innovative and leading role in bringing the Performing Musical Arts to the entire island of Taiwan.
Over the past 37 years, the orchestra has had the privilege to work with musicians of resounding International stature, incLüding conductor Maestros Seiji Ozawa, Shao-Chia Lü, Wen-Pin Chien, Jorma Panula, pianists Martha Argerich, Hung-Kuan Chen, organist John Walker, violinist Nai-Yuan Hu, and the Borromeo String Quartet, amongst others.
The TNUA Orchestra has been invited to perform in Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Argentina, China, Canada and France. In both 2006 and 2008, the TNUA Orchestra is privileged and honored to be invited as the Artist in Residence of the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Canada.
Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, Unfinished
Nan-Chang Chien: Lento for String Orchestra and Harp
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Taipei National University of the Arts Orchestra
TSUNG Cho-Chang Education Foundation