ENSEMBLES 2016

Taipei Fuhsing Private School String Orchestra

Taipei Fuhsing Private School String Orchestra

 

In order to foster interest in art education, inspire students’ art potential and enhance esthetics appreciation and value, Fuhsing established “Art and Humanity Center” in the spring semester, 2007. The core values of the center are “responsibility, respect, gratitude and creativity.” With practical and multiple aspects of curriculum, we expect to inspire students’ creativity. Through interesting and creative teaching plans, students will develop the ability of art appreciation and performance to enrich lives and souls.

In order to develop multiple competencies, Fuhsing String Orchestra was established in 2008. The goal is to inspire students’ music potential and cultivate students with music talents. Professor Yung-Ching Chen is the conductor. With parents’ support and Professor Chen’s guidance, these passionate and gifted students develop in the learning environment with wonderful melody.

Fuhsing String Orchestra is divided into two groups: High School group and Elementary School group. The Elementary School group is formed by 3rd to 6th graders. They usually perform at school’s big events, like school anniversary and teaching performance. Besides, they also attend many competitions held in Taipei city. At the end of the semester, Fuhsing String Orchestra holds audition in order to recruit students with great interest in music. Together we share and compose music with passion.

In 2011, Fuhsing String Orchestra High School group attended Taipei music competition for the first time and won the championship. In 2013, the High School group and the Elementary School group both won the 1st place in Taipei music competition. In 2014, they won the top-ranking place in the nationwide music competition. In 2015, they won the top-ranking place in Taipei music competition again. All of the achievements fully show students’ perseverance and conscientiousness.

The following events were what Fuhsing String Orchestra performed for the public:

- In 2010 and 2011, Fuhsing String Orchestra performed in Taipei Zhongshan Hall.

- In 2012 and 2013 Fuhsing String Orchestra performed in Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

- In June 2013, Fuhsing String Orchestra shared their music with children in Taidung Tree House.

- In January 2014, they went to Sun Moon Lake and shared the love and passion through their performance to all the audience.

- In 2014, Fuhsing String Orchestra performed in the Multi-Purpose Auditorium in New Taipei City Hall which showed the great growth and progress that Fuhsing String Orchestra has made.

- In 2014 summer, Fuhsing String Orchestra performed in Tokyo Disneyland and Specialized Music Box Museum in Japan.

- In 2015, Fuhsing String Orchestra performed in The Hall of CPC Corporation.

- In 2015 summer, Fuhsing String Orchestra performed in Los Angeles Disneyland and Westmont College in US.

- In 2015, Fuhsing String Orchestra participated in the International Fireworks-Music Festival in Sun Moon Lake.

 

 

Chen Yung Ching

Chen Yung Ching

Conductor

Mr. Chen Yung-Ching graduated from Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Viola Performance.
He has successively filled various posts such as being a viola player of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Taipei City Orchestra, New Classical String Quartet, Taipei Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra and is also a faculty member of World Federation of Amateur Orchestra.

Since 1984, Mr. Chen has continued another professional career in the field of teaching school orchestras. He is currently the music director of Fuhsing Private School String Orchestra, Simen Elementary School Orchestra, Chung Hsing Junior High School orchestra, Hsin Ming Junior High School Orchestra, National Jhongli Senior High School Orchestra and others and his great achievements have shown not only in Taiwan but also in China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Italy, the United States, Canada, the Czech Republic and Austria.

In 2010, he received 15th Best Alumni Award from National Taipei University of Education.

Starting in 1997, Mr. Chen established “Voices of Spring Symphony Orchestra” which is one of the biggest amateur orchestras in Taiwan, with which he regularly has held various performance at National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Taoyuan Cultural Center, Zhongli Arts Center and has collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Sergey Kuznetsov, Igor Volochine,Vitaly Berzon, Kim Jung- Ah, Daming Zhu, Chih-Chang Hsueh, Andrei Yeh,Chien-ying Yang and others.

 

 

Competition Program

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)   Divertimento in F Major, KV.138, 1st mvt., Allegro
Lee Che-Yi (*1970)   Makatoo Rhapsody for String Orchestra
Josef Suk (1929-2011)   Serenade for Strings in E flat-Major, 1st mvt. op.6
Yasushi Akutagawa (1925-1989)   Triptyque for String Orchestra, 1st mvt. Allegro
Nino Rota (1911-1979)   Concerto per Archi, 4th mvt. Finale

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791)   Divertimento in F Major, KV.138, 1st mvt., Allegro
Lee Che-Yi (*1970)   Makatoo Rhapsody for String Orchestra
Josef Suk (1929-2011)   Serenade for Strings in E flat-Major, 1st mvt. op.6
Yasushi Akutagawa (1925-1989)   Triptyque for String Orchestra, 1st mvt. Allegro
Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)   Serenade in C Major, 2nd & 4th mvt., Op.48
Nino Rota (1911-1979)   Concerto per Archi, 4th mvt. Finale
Respighi (1879-1936)   Ancient Dances and Airs, Arie di Corte - Andante Cantabile, 1st & 2nd mvt., No.3