ENSEMBLES 2017

Zhong-Zheng Junior High School String Orchestra

Zhong-Zheng Junior High School String Orchestra

 

Zhong-Zheng Junior High School (ZZJHS) is one of the best junior high schools in Taipei, Taiwan. Our string orchestra, founded in 1999, is an auditioned group consists of approximately sixty students from the 7th and 8th grade who has 3-6 years of instrumental experiences. It also includes three chamber ensembles: string quartet, piano trio and piano quintet. 
Under the direction of Shang-Ching Lai, ZZJHS string orchestra has been recognized as one of the top junior orchestras in city-wide competition. Individual members and ensemble groups have also won solo and ensemble awards at local and national levels. With the dedication to strive for excellence at technical mastery as well as self-expression, the orchestra program consists of small group sessions taught by a group of talented musicians. It also gives students opportunities to perform with classical and modern repertoire in various venues. 
With the support from enthusiastic parents and the school community, the orchestra continues its mission to bring live classical music to students and teachers on campus, as well as the general public in and outside of school environment. Furthermore, they got the excellent 3rd prize of 2015 Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, and have traveled abroad to several schools in Japan and Australia in the past for musical and cultural exchange programs including Canterbery College in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011. They also attended  the Australia International Music Festival in Sydney to win the GOLD medal.
Recently there was a music competition in Taipei in October, in which ZZJHS won the first place, once again proving its strong performance.

 

 

Lai Shang Ching

Lai Shang Ching

Conductor

From the childhood, she started to accept orthodox music education. In 1994, she entered the Department of Music of the National Academy of Art (now Taipei National University of the Arts), and to set up a unique style of performance from the Professor Su Xianda. In 1999, she entered the Music Department of the Taipei National University of the Arts and performed her masterclasses with violinists Midori, Erick Friedman and Chang Wanjun to make the music field more international. During the 2001, she had outstanding achievements that admitted to the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and the following year to obtain a master´s degree.

 

 

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Competition Program

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)   Divertimento in D Major, KV 136
Lee Che-Yi (*1970)   Dancing Strings
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)   Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major, Op. 48 Finale

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

The first concert (with piano)

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)   Holberg Suite, 1st movement
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)   Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 48, 4th movement
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)   Piano Trio No.1, Op. 49 mov. 1
Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992)   Piano Trio-Primavera Porteno
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)   Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 44, 4th movement
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)   String Quartet op.77, no 1 in Quartet, 3rd movement Menuetto
Beethoven (1770-1827)   String quartet op.18, No.4 in C minor 1st mvt., Allegro ma non tanto
Pirates of the Caribbean   Dead Man’s Chest (with piano)
Lee Che-Yi (*1970)   Dancing Strings

 

The second concert (without piano)

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)   Holberg Suite, 1st movement
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)   Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 48, 4th movement
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)   String Quartet op. 110, no. 8, 2nd+3nd mvt
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)   String Quartet op. 77, no. 3, 3rd movement
    John Williams Medley
Pirates of the Caribbean   Dead Man’s Chest
Lee Che-Yi (*1970)   Dancing Strings