Hsinchu Youth Wind Symphony

The Hsinchu Youth Wind Symphony (HYWS), established in August 1999, is a musical group belongs to teenagers in Hsinchu area. There are more than 70 members in our group now. Most of them are students form elementary, junior and senior high schools. Professor Tuan, Fu-Shain is our conductor who is the first tuba player of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). HYWS completed almost 40 performances until now. And we had participated the 6th Summer Band Festival in Jeju Do, Korea, 2001. And the Mid Europe Music Festival in Schladming, Austria, 2004. This year we come to Chiayi Band Festival again. We hope we can bring our activity form windy city into Chiayi, our sister city,

celebrate the band festival together!

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.

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