Viktor Pikayzen and Academy of Taiwan Strings --The Complete Mozart
Violin Concerti (維多‧皮凱森與台灣絃樂團--莫札特小提琴協奏曲全集)
will be held at the National Concert Hall in two evenings both tonight and Sunday. Ukrainian Violinist Pikayzen, a pupil of
David Oistrakh, has been giving concerts since the age of nine. He has won prizes in international competitions in Prague,
Brussels, Paris, Moscow, and Genoa and givens concerts in more than 40 countries in all parts of the world. He regularly gives
master classes in Europe, Asia, Russia, and Canada. He is currently a guest violin instructor at the Sion Music Academy in
witzerland, Moscow's Schnittke Institute of Music in Russia, and the Elizabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan.
As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$500 to NT$1,500 through ERA ticketing.
7:30pm and Sunday 7:30pm
Huang Wei-ming's 2006 Violin Recital (2006黃維明小提琴獨奏會)
will be held at the National Recital Hall tomorrow. Huang is one of the most exciting violinists in classical music circle
in Taiwan. Given Huang's vivid approach and astonishingly mature technique, he will introduce various genres of violin works
from the classical period to different schools of contemporary music. Accompanied by Pianist Chen Jui-hsien (陳瑞賢),
Huang will play sonatas of Mozart, a fantasy piece of the twelve-tone-technique composer Schoenberg, and seven popular classical
pieces of Kreisler. Tickets are NT$300 to NT$500 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
Taipei Chamber Singers Concert(台北室內合唱團音樂會)
will present several choral works on the theme of contemporary America at the National Recital Hall in two evenings. Since
its inception in 1992 by a group of enthusiastic singers, the mixed-voice choir has won numerous awards in international choral
competitions, and last year, it won the gold medal in the 4th International Johannes Brahms Choir Competition and Festival
in Wernigerode, Germany. Conducted by Chen Yun-hung (陳雲紅) and accompanied by Pianist Shao Yu-fan (邵瑀凡),
the concert will feature a program including Samuel Barber's "Reincarnation," Aaron Copland's "The Boatmen's Dance," "Sing
Ye Praise to Our King," "Help Us, O Lord," and "Long Time Ago," Leonard Bernstein's "America" (from the musical "West Side
Story"), Ira Gershwin's "Slap the Bass" and "Summertime," and other spiritual music, such as "Battle of Jerico," "Were You
There," "Mary Had a Baby," and "Elijah Rock." As of press time, all Monday tickets are sold out. Only NT$500 tickets of Tuesday's
concert are available and can be purchased through NTCH ticketing.
*Monday and Tuesday 7:30pm
Wang Li-chun's 2006 Piano Recital (2006王麗君鋼琴獨奏會)
will be held at Ilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局), 101, Fuxing 2nd Rd,
Ilan City (宜蘭市復興路二段101號) on June 20 and at the National Recital
Hall on June 22. In 2004, Wang joined the Ilan-based Contemporary Chinese Orchestra and presented two popular Chinese-themed
piano concertos, which were well received. This week, Wang will give the audience a different taste by presenting different
classical piano works including Liszt's Annees de Pelerinage, Ginastera's Sonata No.1, Op.22, and three Rachmaninoff's pieces:
Etudes-Tableaux, No.1 and 2, Prelude No.2 and 3, Op.23, and Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42. Tickets are NT$100 in
Ilan and NT$300 to NT$400 in Taipei through ERA ticketing.
*Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm
Violinist Rainer Kuchl and TPAO 2006 Concert Series--Music from Salzburg
will come to the National Concert Hall and present a program of Mozart's works: Symphony No.33 in B flat Major KV319, Rondo
for Violin and Orchestra in C Major KV373, Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major KV219, and Symphony No.36 in C Major KV425 "Linz."
Conducted by Liao Chia-hung (廖嘉弘), the orchestra will feature internationally distinguished violinist
Kuchl, a principal concert master of the Vienna Philharmonic since 1971. Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500 and are available
through NTCH ticketing.