A Musical Dialogue between Old and New, between Taiwan and Germany HoHaiYan e.V.

A Musical Dialogue between Old and New, between Taiwan and Germany

| Kleiner Konzertsaal/Small Concert Hall

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Baroque Ensemble Taipei:
Chia-Hsuan Tsai, harpsichord
Shih-Cheng Liu, flute
Chai-Hsuan Tsai, oboe
Shih-Yu Yu-Holz, cello

The concert includes musical fantasies from historical and modern times. It is also a musical dialogue between Germany and Taiwan, in which four artists and four composers wander back and forth between these two worlds.

The instrumentation of the concert is based on the trio sonata, one of the most important chamber music genres of the Baroque period. Four trio sonatas from the 17th and 18th centuries have been selected. In addition, four outstanding contemporary Taiwanese composers will present four world premieres of works inspired both by the trio sonata of the German Baroque and by Taiwanese music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The integration of the spirit of traditional Taiwanese music and western classical musical language unfolds against the backdrop of the German Baroque, engendering a feeling for the zeitgeist of the past and the present, conversing between Eastern and Western aesthetics.

The Baroque Ensemble Taipei was founded in 2014. The director, renowned harpsichordist Chia Hsuan Tsai, regularly invites many artists to take part in lecture series and concerts in order to promote baroque music and historical performance practice of classical music in Taiwan.


Shih-Hui Chen (*1962), »Among the composers of Asian descent living in the USA, Shih-Hui Chen is most successful in balancing the very refined spectral traditions of the East with the polyphonic practice of Western art music.« (Goddard Lieberson Scholarship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters)

Ling-Huei Tsai (*1973), a frequent prizewinner in the USA and Taiwan, with numerous compositions for southern wind instruments (nanguan, a genre of traditional Taiwanese music) and for mixed instrumentation of classical and Chinese music.

Chien-Yu Tai (*1982), composer and percussionist. His film music has received several awards, e.g. 2017 London Independent Film Awards, 2018 New York Film Awards. He also composes orchestral music, chamber music and music for wind ensemble based on Taiwanese folk music.

Chung-Yuan Yu (*1984), composer, conductor. Diploma in composition at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2015 he graduated with distinction from the masters programme at the same university.

(HoHaiYan Künstlerverein zur Förderung von Musik und Darstellender Kunst aus Taiwan e. V., Neckarsteinach)

  • Composer: Johann PachelbelOpus: Partita 2 aus Musicalische Ergötzung
  • Composer: Georg Philipp TelemannOpus: Trio No.11 aus Essercizi musici, Twv 42:d4
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian BachOpus: Triosonate, BWV 525
  • Composer: Johann Gottlieb GraunOpus: Sonata a Trè con Fuga, GraunWV Cv:XV:121, WenG 79
  • Composer: Shih-Hui ChenOpus: Perpetual Movable Games
  • Composer: Ling-Huei TsaiOpus: Chin Thoughts X
  • Composer: Chung-Yuan YuOpus: Wende
  • Composer: Chien-Yu TaiOpus: Blooming time

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