Rising star violinist to perform with Munich Phil
Taiwan’s rising star violinist Tseng Yu-chien ( ) will perform alongside the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra when the latter holds two concerts in Taipei in November.
Led by Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, the orchestra will perform at the National Concert Hall on Nov. 19 and 20, according to Management of New Arts (MNA), the event’s Taiwan promoter.
The orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 and Tchaikovsky’s Sympho- ny No.6 in B minor, Op.74, “Pathetique,” on Nov. 19, MNA said.
The following day, it will play Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major, “Romantic.”
Tseng, who gained fame after winning the silver medal in the violin category of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in July, will be the soloist of the two violin concertos, MNA said.
The 20- year- old violinist achieved the best-ever performance for Taiwan in the competition in Moscow last month. There was no gold medal winner in the violin category of the prestigious competition this year.
Since Tseng’s victory, Gergiev, who co-chaired the competition’s organizing committee, has praised the young musician and had been discussing with MNA the possibility of including Tseng in the concerts, said Niu Hsiao-hua ( ), head of MNA.
Niu said he hopes the concerts will encourage more young Taiwanese talents to work hard like Tseng.