From Formosa – Pre-tour Concert


  • Date

    03/15 (Wed.) 19:30

  • Venue

    National Concert Hall

  • Production

    National Symphony Orchestra

  • Price

    NT$ 400 700 1000 1200 1500

The NSO is off to Europe again, following its huge success there in November 2013. This time the orchestra plays in six cities in five countries: Brussels, Warsaw, Berlin, Lyon, Linz and Vienna. As a send-off celebration at home, the NSO offers a program drawn from the repertory to be performed on the tour. This includes popular symphonies (Dvořák’s From the New World and Shostakovich’s Fifth), famous concertos (Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Taiwanese-born soloist Ray Chen and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Alexandre Tharaud), plus a major Taiwanese work, Gordon Chin’s Symphony No. 3 (Taiwan).

Conductor │ Shao-Chia Lü

“(Shao-Chia Lü) bietet der Klangkörper in der Philharmonie ein Bild erstrebter Makellosigkeit.“ ─ Der Tagesspiegel

Violin │ Ray Chen

“Ray has proven himself to be a very pure musician with great qualities such as a beautiful youthful tone, vitality and lightness. He has all the skills of a truly musical interpreter.” - Maxim Vengerov, violinist

“ The real star of the show was Taiwan Philharmonic [(it’s the National Symphony Orchestra at home)]. Shao-Chia Lü drew a full measure of passionate outpouring from his superbly trained musicians. Climaxes were overwhelming but never overbearing. Only world’s greatest orchestras can play so loud without becoming garish. “ ─ der neue Merker

Creative Team

  • Conductor: Shao-chia Lü
  • Violin: Ray Chen
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • 30 minutes before the performance at the lobby of National Concert Hall.


  • GORDON CHIN: Symphony No. 3, Taiwan
  • SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63, G minor
  • ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, E minor, From the New World