2007 The 1th Mutual group
Dahu Elementary School Orchestra
Dahu Elementary School Orchestra is established in 1997. It is moving on to its ninth year now. The Orchestra is led by our Principal – Liu-Chen Yang and is directed by the conductor Mr. Fu-Shen Duan. With the help of director Wen-Jeng Her, section director Ren-Xiong Jiang, and Mr. Yu-Ming Chang, the Orchestra grows prosperously.
The members of the Dahu Elementary School Orchestra are the third to sixth graders who find great joy in tube orchestra. They participate actively in orchestra practice and individual practice after school. And their hard work pays off. The Orchestra has been invited to perform in various public occasions. This school year, Mr. Fu-Shen Duan is appointed to be the musical director of the orchestra and many great musicians are invited to join the team to teach our students. Dahu Elementary School is situated in a beautiful neighborhood with mountains and rivers. With the help of it, students in our orchestra are able to develop fine exquisite music makings and musical specialties. Furthermore, their public performances have received numerous positive feedbacks and comments.
Conductor Fu-shain Tuan
Mr. Tuan started to play the tuba when he was still in junior high school with lessons from his first tuba teacher Lo, Kwang-wu. Tuan graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of the Arts in 1983. In 1987, Tuan received from the Ministry of Education (R.O.C), a four-year, all expense paid scholarship to study in France. Tuan was admitted to the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris with high scores on the entrance exam. His teacher was Professor Fernand Lelong, Solo Tubist of the Paris Symphony Orchestra.
In 1990, Tuan graduated with a 2nd Place awarded in Tuba and a 1st Place award in chamber music. In 1988, Tuan was admitted to the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and graduated in 1990 where he was awarded the Highest Rendition Diploma by unanimous decision of the jury. During Tuan’s which toured the major cities in Europe.
Upon his return to Taiwan in 1990, Tuan entered the National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan as tubbiest and took-up teaching positions at the National College of Arts, the National Taipei Normal College, Fu-Jen Catholic University and the Chinese Cultural University. Also in 1990, Tuan joined the Yeh, Shu-Han Brass Quintet, a group which has toured throughout Taiwan, China and all over the world.