Lysianne Chen, pianist
Lysianne has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Engagements include Southbank Center, Lauderdale House in London, Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente in Coimbra, Rekstensamlingene in Bergen, Teatro di Fumetto and Institut Luigi Boccherini in Lucca, Opera Comedie in Montpellier. Her recordings have been broadcast on national radio pt5 in Portugal. She has been invited to play in numerous festivals, including the International Piano Festival “The fire and the rose “in Lisbon, Debussy piano cycle in Coimbra and Porto, the Second piano cycle with transcriptions of Verdi and Wagner in Lisbon. Furthermore, Lysianne has collaborating with artist Kaho Kojima at the International Piano Festival of Royal Academy of Music. She is part of the artist-in-residence program in 2017 at the Intercommunal Music School in Granville, France. Lysianne studied piano at the Conservatoire of Caen and Montpellier in France with Christian David and Pascal Jourdan, and later at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Carole Presland, where she obtained a Master Degree in Piano Performance. During her studies, Lysianne had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with Christopher Elton, Denis Pascal and Yvan Fedele, in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Hui-Ti Wang, violinist
Taiwanese-British Violinist Hui-Ti Wang (Eric) is considered one the most promising violinists of his generation and receiving increasing international attention. Recently, he was invited for the celebration of Her Majesty, the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Eric is now serving as the Concertmaster of the Commonwealth Orchestra and is also the leader of the London Chamber Players. He has performed at venues such as the Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Eric has won many award and competitions include the Tai Tsui-Lun Foundation Violin Competition in Taiwan (2001), the Outstanding Merit Diploma at the International Sion-Valais Violin Competition in 2003 and The Ricci Foundation’s inaugural Annual Award in February 2004. In year 2007, Eric was invited by Maestro Paolo Olmi to play Mozart Concerto in Italy, and played recitals in Ipoh, Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and also performed Carman Fantasy by Waxman with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra in Taipei National Concert Hall, which received great responses from the local audiences and presses. Recently, he made his debut CD recording with the Commonwealth Orchestra at the world famous “Abbey Road Studio”. He plays on a fine Andrea Guarneri of Cremona 1671.
Min-Erh Wang, Cello
Min-Erh is a DPhil candidate in music at the University of Oxford, working on the reception histories of Pablo Casals, the Spanish cellist and musical humanitarian, in the Sinophone world from a perspective of global history. When he was an undergraduate student, he served as the principal cellist and director in the National Taiwan University Symphony Orchestra. He performed numerous chamber music pieces in major Asian cities. In the past few years, Min-Erh tries to combine his cello performance ability with his academic research. He participated the Taipei Chinese Orchestra as a guest cellist in 2014 while writing his master dissertation of the development of contemporary Chinese orchestra in Taiwan. In 2018, he played excerpts of Bach cello suites in the inaugural event of the research network ‘Colonial Ports and Global History’ at Oxford University as part of his doctoral research project. In addition to the musical performances, Min-Erh is also an active writer. He writes concert programs and introductory articles for the Nicole’s Creative Artists Agency (尼可樂表演藝術). Meanwhile, Min-Erh writes a column ‘Amateur Intellectual (業餘知識份子)’ at the online media ‘Crossing Line (換日線).’
Alicia Juan, Pianist
American Taiwanese pianist, Alicia Juan (1997) is an active young pianist who has won many
awards. She currently studies at the Royal College of Music with Professor Gordon
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