Bihu Elementary School String Orchestra

Bihu Elementary School String Orchestra is now 11 years old! Being in straitened circumstances at the beginning of its establishment, the orchestra used a small corner in the school library for rehearsal. Throughout the years, with concerted efforts made by students, parents, and teachers, the orchestra has promoted in scale and become well-known. The music competitions, annual concerts, travels, and outdoor performances, etc. turned out to be great experiences for every single student.

In February, 2012, Bihu Elementary School String Orchestra gave its first overseas performance in Hong Kong Disneyland.

Conductor  Gi-Hwa Tzou

Gi-Hwa, Tzou was born in Taichung, Taiwan (1969), and received his Bachelor degree of music from Chinese Culture University in 1993 as well as the Master degree in Music from Florida International University in 1998. In 1998 he had studied trumpet performance with Prof. Yeh Shu-Han for five years. During the years of study at FIU, He had studied trumpet performance with Mr. Arturo Sandoval and James Hacker, and studied wind conducting with Mr. Matthew McInturf.

In 1998 Gi-Hwa began his professional music career as a trumpet instructor of pluralism in Taiwan National HsinChu University of Education. In 2000, He was the first secretary general in Taiwan Band Association and has being a Director of Taipei County Teacher Symphonic Band. In 2006 Gi-Hwa accepted invitation to be a conductor with Taipei Civic Symphonic Band. Since 2001He has also being a commissioner in Taiwan Band Association who is devoted to the development of band in Taiwan. All of school bands which he conducted have earned many awards in Taiwan Band Competition and TBA Band Contest in recent years. He has performed as a conductor in several states, USA, Austria, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and the People’s Republic of China.

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