Mazer Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Mazer Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) is a youth ensemble under Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO). After being founded in 1985, TPO truly made an impact in Taiwan’s music history, depends on the music director and principle conductor-Henry Mazer (1918-2002). Mazer had a very unique way on music training and he believed in the necessity of a strong sense of belonging and honor between members in the orchestra. His music style became so iconic that ”the Mazer Sound” became a well-recognized term in Taiwan. Mazer Philharmonic Youth Orchestra established in 2015, in memory of the great Maestro, who conveyed his philosophy of dedicating his life to music. The members of MPYO are between 9-17 years old. Young and enthusiastic musicians from all over northern Taiwan gather for practice every week. In 2018, under the leadership of conductor Wang Ching-Hsien, MPYO won the 1st prize of SCL music festival in the category of chamber orchestra with Winds. In 2021, MPYO performed in National Concert Hall, and looking to pass Mazer’s ideas and ”the Mazer Sound” to more audience all over the world.
Ching Hsien Wang
Wang Ching-Hsien has been the principal conductor of Mazer Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Taipei since 2015. Wang graduated from the music faculty of Taipei National University of the Arts, majoring in violin. Wang pursued his further musical academic training under the supervisions of several prestigious violinists, including Annie Jordy, Marie-Christine Millier, Christine Chretien, and Maurice Moulin. Wang received third place of the violin contest U.F.A.M.. During his stay in Paris, Wang acquired professional conducting training from Master Jean-Jacques Werner. In addition to learning from various violinists and competing in music contests, Wang was selected to attend master classes coached by Jorma Panula, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Régis Pasquier and Paul Rouger. Wang, as an orchestra conductor, was assigned to participate in the Italy’s MusicaRivaFestival, leading orchestras: Orquesta Reino de Aragon , Junge Philharmonie Salzburg’s and l'Orchestra della Pace. Wang was chosen for The Black Sea Conducting Competition Constanta Romania 2015. In 2018, Wang conducted Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and performed Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” in Pingtung, Taiwan. Wang led the Taipei Percussion Orchestra and performed contemporary composer Wang Sue-Ya’s work “la musique contemporaine <Inhomo II>” – pour 6 percussion avec amplification. Wang cooperated with the pianist F.F. Moncher, the flutist Gianluca Campo, Patrice Bocquillon, the violinist Su Hsien-Ta, and the clarinetist William Wei-Leng Chen. Wang has published Violin FAQ—A Book for Kids’ Parents (Mercury Publishing House) and took part in the development and publication of the book Simplified Encyclopedia of Violin Maintenance (Mercury Publishing House) Wang has performed in France, Germany, Russia, Italy, America, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Lietuva, Japan, Korea, China, and many countries and has attended music festivals including Prague Spring, Warsaw Autumn, St. Petersburg Daylight Festival, Riga Festival, Beijing New Year’s Concert, Dairen Festival. Currently, Wang is also a member of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, taking the role of a violinist.
|Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 - 1792)||Pantomime, 1. movement, Allegro|
|Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)||Symphony No. 5, 1. movement D. 485|
|Béla Bartók (1881-1945)||Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56|
|Chien-Yu Huang (*1983)||Taiwan’s Mountains: Guardians of the Motherland (World Premiere)|
Additional Concerts Program
|Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)||Symphony No. 5, 1st movement, D. 485|
|Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)||Hungarian Dances No.5 & No.6 WoO. 1|
|Che-Yi Lee (*1970)||Taiwanese Folk Songs Suite|
|Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)||The Sound of Music-Selection for Orchestra|
|Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)||Concerto for 2 Cellos 1st movement, RV531|