The Wind Ensemble of National Taiwan University of Art

The Wind Ensemble of National Taiwan University of Art is comprised of the fifty wind and percussion performers.   The ensemble performs traditional wind band literature, chamber music, and new works entering the repertoire.


The ensemble has performed with several Taiwanese outstanding musicians, including Huang cheng-Hua (clarinet), Lu Yu-Tze (percussions), Fan-Chang Yi (piano),The ensemble conducted by Hsu Shuang- Liang , Associate Professor of NTUA music department since 2006.

Conductor   Shuang-Liang Hsu

Hsu Shuang-Liang is a well-known Taiwanese conductor, composer, arranger, trombonist and author of windensemble-related literature. Mr. Hsu has been amember of Taipei Symphony Orchestra since 1981, In 1985, he wasawarded a French-government-funded scholarship to study at the ÉcoleNormale de Musique de Paris. In 1987, he wasawarded advanced diplomas in both trombone and chamber music performance.


Mr. Hsu has been principal trombone for the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and has been involved in hundreds ofperformances as a soloist and as a member of the Taipei Brass Quintet. From 2002 to present, as conductor of theTaipei Symphonic Winds. In July of 2006, he and his Ensemble held a concert at the Guangzhou Xinghai ConcertHall. They also were invited to perform in Macau, China, at the 14th Asia-Pacific Band Festival. In 2010, he conductedthe “l'Orchestred'Harmonie Chanson du Vent" for four performances in China. All of these performances received

excellent reviews.


In 2003, Mr Hsu travelled to Minnesota to attend Master’s Classes of Conducting leaded by G. Kirchoff. From 2004 to2009, Mr. Hsu served as Manager for the Taipei Symphony Orchestra.


Mr. Hsu currently holds associate professor posts at the National Taiwan University of Arts and the Taipei MunicipalUniversity of Education. In 2008, in response to an invitation from the Fu Jen Catholic University Music Department,Taiwan, Mr. Hsu presented a paper — “History and Practice of Brass Ensemble” — at a research symposium on brassand wind music. In 2009, he also was invited to present his paper “Grainger: Interpreting and Conducting LincolnshirePosy” at the International Conductors' Symposium.


Mr. Hsu often composes and arranges music for domestic orchestras and wind band. His arrangements appear onprogram bills of every level and, on several occasions, have been selected as require piece at Taiwan’s National MusicCompetition. In November of 2007, in response to an invitation from the Taiwan Wind Ensemble, Mr. Hsu wrote apiece titled, "The Temple Fair," and premiered under his baton. In 2010, he was commissioned by the National TaiwanSymphony Orchestra to compose the ensemble piece “Love of the Land” in order to commemorate the 100-yearanniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.Mr. Hsu hosts the Philharmonic Radio Taipei FM 99.7 program "Sounds of Wind Music”. He also is a formercolumnist for Taiwan’s All Music Magazine. He has published dozens of wind ensemble-related articles in reputableperiodicals such as Taiwan’s Music Browser and All Music Magazine. In 2009, Mr Hsu published "A History of theWind Ensemble," and, in 2010, "Formation and Development of the Modern Wind Ensemble" and "A Survey of theWind Ensemble".

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