The Music Depatment of Fu-jen University Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble of the Music Department of Fu Jen Catholic University is the pioneer group of Ensemble of Music Department in Taiwan. The group has established over 20 years. It is organized by the students majoring in wind instruments, percussion and harp of the music department. The ensemble also invites those who are mot students of the music department and yet they share the same passion to join us for practices and regular performance.

Under the leadership of the former presidents as well as the present president of the university and the chairmen of the department, the Fu Jen Wind Ensemble has performed in the concert halls all over Taiwan. The group also share the spotlights in the International Band Festival of Cha Yi city and the Taiwan Clinic music festival, too. Beside the promotions around the local music festivals, the group regularly holds its own Fu Jen Concert Series-the wind ensemble concert- each term as well. The music pieces of the concert combined both the traditional and the modern. The performances of the contemporary music present our appreciation of the popular music among people. It lets people know that wind instrument are not just for classical music. Under the direction of professor Lian-Chang Kuo, FJU Wind Ensemble has co-performed with many outstanding wind instrument , musicians such as professor Chia-Chu Hsu and professor Chang-Po Chen. The concerts were enjoyed by all wind instrument lovers and the performances were great success.

Conductor  Lian-Chang Kuo

Holding Diplome Superieur 1984, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, France, Mr. Kuo is an active conductor and professor in Taiwan. He was the conductor of Ensemble Instrumental International, Paris, France, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, and Youth Band of China Youth Corps, Taipei, Taiwan. Mr.Kuo has also worked with major orchestras, wind ensembles, Chinese orchestras, modern chamber music groups, and several maestros including Yumiko Sakuma, Si-Qing Lu, Roger Boutry, Guy Touvron, Robert Altken, Andras AdorJan, Shigenori Kudo, etc. Mr. Kuo is now a professor at the Music Department of the Fu Jen Catholic University and conducts its orchestra and wind ensemble. He is also the conductor of the Music Department orchestra, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei County Youth Orchestra and Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra.

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