Lysianne CHEN (Pianist)
Ryan M CHOW (Guitarist)
Music Notes from Taiwan - Autumn
Lysianne was born in Taiwan. She has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is regularly invited to perform at numerous festivals : Festival de Musica de Coimbra with a Debussy Cycle, and 2nd cycle of Internacional Piano Festival on Wagner and Verdi's transcriptions. Recent engagements include concerts at many distinguished venues : Recent engagements include concerts at the Royal Overseas League, Lauderdale House in London, Thatro Nacional Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente in Coimbra and Rekstensamlingene in Bergen. Her recordings have been broadcast on national radio pt5 in Portugal. The year 2014-2015 highlights numerous concerts in France, Spain and Taiwan.
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 eminent musicians as Christopher Elton, Rolf Hind, Denis Pascal, Yvan Fedele, Maciej Pikulski, Pascal Nemirovski, in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Besides performing as a solist, Lysianne is passionate about chamber music. In this capacity, she has worked with various instrumental ensembles and performs regularly a vast range of repertoire, appearing on international concert platforms.
American born Taiwanese guitarist, composer, producer，
Media Liang Music Workshop Project Director Founder/Leader of Big O2 Music Platform.
Currently studying Guitar Bmus degree at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance London. Specialize in music technology and popular music arrangement, influenced by rock, funk, soul, jazz …etc
Started performing and composing music at 16 in Shanghai China, founded the G.M.O music club in Shanghai Xiwai International School.Later went to Scotland for A-Levels and became the Music Captain and responsible for providing technical support on sounds and lights for various events in Gordonstoun School.
Collaborate with Zack Van from South Africa in 2014, performed in many different venues in London such as the Roof Garden Kensington and Proud Camden.
Now dedicate to connect and integrate mandarin popular music evolution through Big O2 music platform among London, Shanghai, Chengdu and Taipei.
Ying-Min Lin was born in Taiwan, graduated from the Taipei University of the Arts, and continued postgraduate studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
As a soprano, she has performed the ‘Ying-Min Lin 2013 vocal recital’ in TNUA(Taiwan), as soprano Diana in Chinese Opera ‘the 7th Seal’ produced in 2011(Taiwan), the concerto with School orchestra in TNUA Fall 2011 Festival(Taiwan), with choir in ‘Choral Music 2007 Festival in St. Petersburg’(Russia) and in ‘New Year 2006 feast of Arts’ organized by New Tang Dynasty Television(Taiwan.) She studied with CHI-HUA CHENG, CHIA-YI LEE, HUI-JEN LIN and CHI-LONG TENG in Taipei University of the Arts.
Now, in Birmingham Conservatoire, she studies with Anne Dawson.
Nina Ying-Min LIN (Soprano)
Tze-Tien HUANG (Pianist)
Tze-Tien was born in Taiwan, where she began studying at the age of six. She received formal music training and education at the special music program from elementary school until senior high school and completed her BMus at Taipei Municipal University of Education in Taiwan with professors Lin-Ju Ou and Su-Yin Siao. She is now pursuing her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with professors Joanna MacGregor and chamber music coach Ian Brown. During her education, she has participated in all sorts of stage performances and won many competitions such as Taipei Music competition, National Taiwan Music competition for talented youth and university’s concerto competition.
Tze-Tien’s music style is exquisite and versatile, combining modernism with mystical romanticism, which draws attention from many audiences nowadays. She has a lot of performing experience as soloist and in chamber music. Since 2014 she has performed with her flute ensemble in many concerts in London and Edinburgh. From 2011 to 2013 she had piano recitals every year in Taiwan. In 2011, she played the piano in the original musical production of “Outside the walls of the sky” by Rhino Play Studio and had tour performances in some schools and in the Jungli Arts Hall in Taiwan. Also, Tze-Tien has had considerable teaching experience as a 1:1 piano tutor and piano accompaniment teacher.
Tze-Tien’s great interests are music, drama and movies. She is not only keen on classical music playing, but also loves to play with theatrical companies or different types of music group.
Melody Kuan Yin Lin (Cellist)
Melody was born into a non-musical family, and started playing piano at age of three and cello at the age of six. At the age of 13, she continued her musical education at Walnut Hill School for the arts in Massachusetts, USA, where she studied cello with Ronald Lowry, later years with Muir String Quartet cellist, Michael Reynolds; studied piano with Marc Ryser. She has entered Royal College of Music in London to seek for Bachelor of Music degree in September 2013, with Richard Lester, cellist of previous Haydn String Quartet/ member of Florestan Trio. A Neville Wathen Award supports her study at Royal College of Music.
Melody has participated in many musical events during her five years education in USA, and she had performed in major concert halls with different ensembles in Boston and New York City. During the years in high school, she had participated New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where she had performed in orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall for several times. She performed in orchestra at Carnegie Hall for Walnut Hill Annual Gala in 2008, and at the same year, she had her first join recital in Taiwan with her Taiwanese teacher, Ling-Yi, Ouyang, who is current professor at Taiwan Normal University. At the year of 2010, she was selected to perform Julius Klengel- Hymnus for 12 cellos at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for Walnut Hill Annual Gala. In years 2011 and 2012, she gave recitals at Boswell Recital Hall at Walnut Hill School, where she performed Bach No.4 solo suite and Schumann Concerto (2011), Bach No.5 solo suite and Chopin piano sonata with pianist, Chuang-Chuang Fang (2012).
As a part of her musical education, she had participated a few summer music festivals in USA, Italy and Japan, where allows her to study with worldwide cellists such as Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Japan), Bion Tseng (USA),… She has also played for Benjamin Zander at Walnut Hill School regular master classes.
Tai-Yu Ma (Tenor)
Tai-Yu Ma started his music learning at his age of 8. He has been trained as a professional vocalist since he was six grade. Mr. Ma earned his Bachelor degree and Master degree of vocal performance in Taipei National University of the Arts, now he is currently studying with Justin Lavender for the Master degree in the Birmingham Conservatoire.
During his high school study, he demonstrated his talent by obtaining the first prize of Taiwanese Students’ Music Competition in 2003. He has also won the second place in Tau-yuan Singing Competition in 2005. Tai-Yu has had many opportunities to performing in Taiwan and overseas. In 2008, Mr. Ma took part in Kathaumixw Choir Festival as an invited artist with his college choir in Canada. Afterwards he performed as a soloist in the opening of the World Game in Kaoshoiung. In 2010 and 2013 Tai-Yu presented his personal recital in the Taipei National University of the Arts, also got scholarship from Longy school of music(Boston, USA), Temple University(Philadelphia, USA), Birmingham conservatoire(UK).
In addition to his performing career, he takes part in several opera studios and choirs. for instance, Elvino in La sonnambula, Wall in Pyramus and Thisbe, Don Jose in Carmen, he will be the first officer in Dialogues des Carmelites. he has worked with renowned vocalists and pianist such as Mewas Lin, Justin Lavender, Robin Rice, Arthur Levy, Kathryn Wright, Perry Price, Heather Thomson-Price, Dale Throness, Joseph Hu, Mariolin Xu, Pei-Yao Wang, Maurizio Colaccichi, Ira Spaulding, Simon Nicholls, Julian Pike, Philip White, Robin Bowman and Stephen Barlow.
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 debuted Paul Carroll Violin Concerto No.2 in front of Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace.
Eric is now serving as the Concertmaster of the Commonwealth Orchestra and is also the leader of the London Chamber Players. He has performed solo at venues such as the Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall.
Eric came to England in 1996 and studied at The Purcell School and Royal College with the aid of a scholarship and bursary under Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky. Eric earned top marks in his class and awarded the Martin scholarship during his studies.
As the Guildhall Artist Fellowship, Eric received the Master’s Degree with Distinction under The Former Head of String Professor Jacqueline Ross at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He has won many awards 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 the Early January 2007, Eric toured with Maestro Paolo Olmi to Italy and played Mozart Concerto No.5. Recently, he 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.
Eric currently plays on a Nicolaus Gagliano, 1756 generously on loan by the Chi-Mei Foundation in Taiwan.