(Former : Chamber Ballet Taipei)
Dirk Kaftan Guest Conductor (2013)
Dirk Kaftan was born in 1971 and grew up in Germany and Canada. He studied at the well known music-university of Detmold. After first Engagements in Trier and Munster he was first conductor in Bielefeld and Dortmund. His opera-repertoire contains more than 60 operas. In Dortmund he conducted Fidelio, all of Mozart’s DaPontes, Die Walküre, Madama Butterfly, Eugen Onegin, Der Rosenkavalier, Wozzeck and Dessau’s Einstein.Eugen Onegin, Der Rosenkavalier, Wozzeck and Dessau’s Einstein.
Several times he was recommended as best conductor of the year by the magazine „Opernwelt“.
As a conductor of concerts he conducted many important german orchestras as DSO Berlin, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Berliner Sinfoniker, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz Ludwigshafen, Bremer Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Halle, SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Jenaer Philharmonie, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder).
He was invited as a guest conductor at German opera house Berlin (Deutsche Oper, Freiburg, Mannheim, Montpellier, Nürnberg and St. Gallen.
At the austrian opera house in Graz, where he works as „first Kapellmeister“ he conducted Die lustige Witwe (marry widdow), Rigoletto Carmen, Der fliegende Holländer(flying dutchman) , Der Evangelimann, Der Freischütz, Alcina, Lucia di Lammermoor, Wozzeck, Madama Butterfly, Arabella.
2008/2009 He was as the general music director in Theater Augsburg
2012 He is the guest conductor of the Volksoper Wien
Was Invited by Chamber Ballet Taipei in the ballet performance of “Swan Lake”(2013).
Antony Hermus Guest Conductor (2008, 2010, 2012)
Was born 1973 in the Netherlands. He studied at the Music High School of Tilburg piano with Jacques de Tiège and conducting with Jac van Steen and Georg Fritzsch. In the Netherlands he established in 1996 the orchestra "Ananta", with whom he made some concert tours. Since 1999 Hermus is artistic director of the National Chorus Week in Holland.
Besides his activities as conductor Antony Hermus is asked with pleasure as accompanist of soloists and choruses and also as chamber musician. 2002 he was stipend at of the Richard Wagner Society and received benefit prize of the Benefit Association of the Theater and Orchestra Hagen.
Since 1998 Antony Hermus is engaged at the Theater Hagen; first as solo repetitor and director of studies, since 2001 as first conductor and substitute of the General Music Director, in the season 2003/2004 as provisional General musik direktor. Since the season 2004/2005 Antony Hermus is Chief Conductor and Generalmusikdirektor of the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Theater in Hagen. Was Invited by Chamber Ballet Taipei and cooperated with Taipei Symphony Orchestra in the ballet performance of “La dame aux Camélias”(2008) , “The Door”(2010) and "Romance~The Music and The Destiny of Tchaikovsky(2012).
Marius Burkert Guest Conductor (2011)
Marius Burkert was born in 1975 in Vienna, Austria. He began to study some music theory courses when he got his first piano in 5. Marius Burkert finished his university study in 1999. During his study, he was invited to perform such as “Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Boheme”, “Countess Maritza”, “Die lustige Witwe” and “The Gypsy Baron” at the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper).
1999 Cooperated with ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien.
2000 Cooperated with Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich and performed successfully in New Year Concert series from 2001 to 2003.
2001 First performed in Graz.
2002 Conductor of Staatsoper Hannover, Germany.
2003 Performed at Wiener Kammeroper; Cooperated with Siciliana Symphony Orchestra to perform the work of Beethoven and Joseph Anton Bruckener.
2004 Achieved admiration of conducting “Die lustige Witwe” at Volksoper.
And cooperated with Lehár Festival, Bad Ischl, Austria.
Principle conductor of the Orchestra of Opernhaus Graz, Austria. Achieved great reputation of conducting “Countess Maritza’’.
2011 Was invited by Chamber Ballet Taipei as the guest conductor in the ballet performance "Giselle".
Pang-Hsing Hsiao Guest Conductor (2012)
Hsiao Pang-Hsing is recognized as a celebrated violinist and conductor. Graduated from the National Taiwan University of Arts and then received the highest diploma of performing in violin from the Conservatorio di Musica “Benedetto Marchlle” in Italy. 1985, he was engaged as the concertmaster and helping to found the Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra (KCSO).
1996 ~ 2010, Maestro Hsiao was assigned as the conductor of KCSO. He gradually built up the Orchestra and developed an extensive repertoire ranging from the early baroque to contemporary masterpieces. He is lauded for leading the Orchestra on successful tours through Taiwan, China and the US.
Now working as the Music Director of the Taiwan Soloists Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Guest Conductor of Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro Hsiao is one of the most renowned conductors in Taiwan. Also he has been guest conductor of Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Orchestra, Macau Chamber Orchestra…etc.
Hsiao Pang-Hsing also works extensively as opera and ballet conductor, conducting numerous productions including Puccini’s La Boheme, Madam Butterfly, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bizet’s Carmen, and the Ballet La Sylphide. Over the last two decades he has regularly appeared with some of the most well-known orchestras and recorded over 12 CDs.
Working with students of all ages, Maestro Hsiao is also a well-known advocate for arts education in Taiwan. He is the founder and president of the Kaohsiung City Children String Orchestra, an orchestra established since 1993 providing music beginners a place to play and learn together. Also Hsiao Pang-Hsing is the chairman of the Taiwan Cultural Cup Music Competition Association, hosting the most prestigious music competition in Taiwan, providing a stage for outrageously young music talents.
2012 Was invited by Chamber Ballet Taipei as the guest conductor in the ballet performance "Romance~The Music and The Destiny of Tchaikovsky".
Jochem Hochstenbach Guest Conductor (2009)
2009 Was invited by Chamber Ballet Taipei as the guest conductor in the ballet performance "Le Sacre du Printemps".
starting from 2004/2005
‧ Conductor, starting from 2006/2007 in addition deputy of the GMD at the national theater of Baden Karlsruhe
‧ Opera director EUGEN ONEGIN, L'ELISIR D'AMORE, IDOMENEO, Don Giovanni, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO; THE MAGIC FLUTE, WHICH KIDNAPPING FROM THE SERAIL, WHICH TURANDOT FREISCHÜTZ, MATHIS OF THE PAINTERS, RUSALKA, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, LA BOHEME; THE FLYING DUTCHMAN; ANDREA CHENIER; DEATH IN VENICE; ARIADNE ON NAXOS
‧ Opera director ballet productions in Karlsruhe and Linz, ROMEO E JULIA, COPPELIA, APOLLON MUSAGETE; PAQUITA
‧ Nachdirigate the RHINE GOLD, the WALKÜRE, MANON LESCAUT, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, TOSCA, SIMON BOCCANEGRA, HÄNSEL AND GRETEL, OTELLO, MRS WITHOUT SHADE
‧ Guest conductor for FIDELIO at the urban stages Münster, the national theater Oldenburg , and at the theater Augsburg
Piano study with Herman UHL horn and tone Hartsuiker,
Conservatoire Utrecht. Concert specialized diploma cum laude.
Different prizes with national competitions.
Concerts as soloist with different orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Austria, Japan.
Directing study with David Porcelijn and Kenneth Montgomery
1970 born in Tilburg, the Netherlands
Jeppe Moulijn Guest Conductor (2014)
Jeppe Moulijn (1972) studied conducting with Ed Spanjaard and Jac van Steen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He finished this study with a guest appearance with the Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra. Following this performance he was awarded the Anton Kersjes scholarship. He was also appointed assistant conductor of the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra, and awarded the Bernard Haitink scholarship. Holding this position he conducted many performances with the Dutch National Ballet and the renowned Netherlands Dance Theater including Tchaikofsky’s Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Prokofiev’s Cinderella and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. From 2001 to 2003 he was appointed music director of the Dutch National Ballet.
Moulijn made his debut with an ensemble of musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and violinist Isabelle van Keulen in Stravinsky’s Soldiers Tale. He also conducted the Dutch Radio Symphony, The Metropole Orchestra, the North Holland Philharmonic and the Brabant Chamber Orchestra. He appeared frequently with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. He conducted opera productions at the Amsterdam and The Hague conservatories opera departments , including Mozarts Magic Flute. In 2004 he was assistant conductor in a production of John Adams The Death of Klinghoffer with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the ‘Onafhankelijk Toneel’ opera company. With this company he also conducted the production “Orfeo Intermezzi” in 2005. In 2003 Moulijn conducted the Dijon Symphony Orchestra (France) In 2006 Moulijn made his debut at the Stadttheater Hagen (germany) with Prokofiev’s Cinderella. He was immediately reinvited for a symphonic program in 2007. In 2011 Moulijn made his debut with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Ludwigshafen (Germany)
Jeppe Moulijn attended masterclasses in Moscow with Jorma Panula and in England with George Hurst and Diego Masson. In 2000 he was the only dutch participant in the Kirill Kondrashin masterclass where he worked with Peter Eotvos, Eri Klas and Ton Koopman. In 2003 Jeppe Moulijn got to the final round in the Prokofiev competition, conducting a concert with the world famous St. Petersburg Philharmonic. From 2004 to 2006 he completed his training with 3 years of study with Daniele Gatti in Florence (Italy)
Was Invited by Chamber Ballet Taipei in the ballet performance of “The First Day”(2014).
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