TAIWAN PHILHARMONIC, NSO
Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), is hailed as one of the best orchestras in the Asian region. The 99-member NSO became the resident orchestra of the National Concert Hall and an artistic affiliate of the National Performing Arts Center in April 2014. Since August 2010, Shao-Chia Lü has been music director of the NSO and leads the orchestra in its mission to become the flagship ensemble for classical music in Taiwan. The NSO has worked with internationally acclaimed conductors, including Jahja Ling, Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Herbig, Lorin Maazel, Krzysztof Penderecki, Rudolf Barshai, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Sanderling, Leonard Slatkin, Christopher Hogwood, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and many others. Tour performances are also offered regularly throughout Taiwan and overseas, in places such as Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sapporo, Tokyo, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Photo: Raymond Huang