2018-2019

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OCTOBER 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM
EMPAC 10TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION

Offering a selection of pieces tailored to the architectural ambiance of each venue, Formosa Quartet travels with its EMPAC audience through concert hall, studio, theater, and back to concert hall — on an exploration of physical placement, acoustics, perspective, and ways in which art and space define each other.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY, 12181U.S.A. (map)


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OCTOBER 14-21, 2018
FORMOSA QUARTET TOURS GERMANY

The Formosa Quartet makes their debut in Germany this October 2018 in Munich, Nuremberg, Bremen, and Berlin!

See individual concert events below.

 


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SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM
GASTEIG MÜNCHEN, BLACK BOX

Formosa's debut German tour kicks off at the culturally buzzing Gasteig München Black Box with the Quartet's signature "From Hungary to Taiwan" program. For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Shih-Hui Chen: Heimkehrende Seelen
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Gasteig München
5 Rosenheimer Straße
München, BY, 81667 Germany (map)


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OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM
MEISTERSINGERHALLE NÜRNBERG

Formosa's Germany tour continues in the Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, a venue that boasts an exciting intersection of space, style, imagination, and optics.  For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Lei Liang: Nachhall von Liedern
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg
21 Münchener Straße
Nürnberg, BY, 90478Germany (map)


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OCTOBER 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
DIE GLOCKE BREMEN

Formosa's third performance in Germany excitedly takes place at the Kleiner Saal at Die Glocke Bremen. For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Shih-Hui Chen: Heimkehrende Seelen
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Die Glocke Bremen
4 Domsheide
Bremen, HB, 28195Germany (map)

 


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OCTOBER 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM
PHILHARMONIE BERLIN, KAMMERMUSIKSAAL

Angular tritones and rhythms of Hungarian and Taiwanese folk music may well blend with the uniquely angular, tent-like contours of the Philharmonie Berlin Kammermusiksaal on this culminating concert of Formosa Quartet's German tour. For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Lei Liang: Nachhall von Liedern
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaa
l1 Herbert-von-Karajan-StraßeBerlin,
Berlin, 10785Germany (map)

 


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NOVEMBER 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Formosa Quartet gives a special chamber music masterclass at Bowling Green State University as part of their mini-residency this November. Join us as we work with these talented young artists on the chamber music masterworks!

Bryan Recital Hall
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University

 


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NOVEMBER 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Formosa Quartet and pianist Solungga Liu join forces to celebrate and perform works by César Franck in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University. The program will include his organ transcription Prelude, Fugue and Variation, his famous Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, followed by his monumental Piano Quintet. 

Bryan Recital Hall
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University


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NOVEMBER 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

After an overwhelming response to their residency at Eastern Michigan University's School of Music & Dance, the Formosa Quartet will return to Michigan for a performance at EMU's beautiful venue, the Honors College, with guest violist Yitzhak Schotten.

Program includes:

Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D major
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Dvorak String Quintet in E♭ major, Op. 97

Admission is free to the general public

The Honors College
Eastern Michigan University (map)


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NOVEMBER 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

 

Formosa Quartet makes their debut at the Toledo Museum of Art's Great Gallery Series with pianist Solungga Liu.

Program includes:

Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D Major
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Schnittke Piano Quintet

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH
 

 


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NOVEMBER 29, 2018
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Chamber music and instrumental masterclasses at the Moore School of Music

Moores School of Music
3333 Cullen Blvd #120
Houston, TX 77004


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JANUARY 7-11, 2019
RESIDENCY AT UCLA HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Formosa Quartet is Guest Quartet-in-Residence at UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music for a week of masterclasses, chamber music coachings, lectures, and performances. More information coming soon!

445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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JANUARY 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
FOUR SEASONS ARTS

The Formosa Quartet makes their debut at the Four Seasons Arts in Oakland, California!

Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D major
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Shostakovich Quartet No. 3

Regents Theatre
Holy Names University (map)


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JANUARY 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, & Dance welcomes Deborah Pae for a cello masterclass exploring major works from the concerti and solo cello repertoire.

Admission is free.

Britton Hall
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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FEBRUARY 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
OXFORD OF EMORY UNIVERSITY

Join the Formosa Quartet on the first of three concerts in Georgia. They will perform works by Haydn, Dana Wilson, Grappelli, and more.

William Hall
Oxford College of Emory University (map)


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FEBRUARY 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
ST. SIMONS ISLAND CONCERT ASSOCIATION

The Formosa Quartet makes its debut at the St. Simons Island Concert Association!

For ticket information, click here.

205 Kings Way
Saint Simons Island
GA 31522 (map)

 


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FEBRUARY 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Join the Formosa Quartet for their final performance at Georgia Southwestern State University's Jackson Hall!

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709 (map)


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MARCH 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM
VANCOUVER, CANADA

Private Concert


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MARCH 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Formosa Quartet returns to Vancouver to perform at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts with guest harpist, Vivian Chen. Program will include works by Wei-Chieh Lin, Debussy, Bax, and Shostakovich.

6265 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1 Canada

 


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MARCH 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM
GUALALA ARTS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Formosa Quartet travels to beautiful Gualala, California to perform at the Gualala Arts Center.

Haydn Quartet Op. 76 No. 6
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Shostakovich Quartet No. 13

Gualala Arts Center
46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, CA 95445

 


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MARCH 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM
BRUNO WALTER AUDITORIUM

The Namirovsky-Lark-Pae Trio performs at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library of Performing Arts under the auspices of the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation. Program will include works by Beethoven, Frank Bridge, and Brahms.

For tickets, please click here.

Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023

 


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APRIL 15-20, 2019
RESIDENCY AT UCLA HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Formosa Quartet returns to UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music for Part 2 of their Winter and Spring residencies! Detailed schedule will be release this winter.

445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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APRIL 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM
SCHOENBERG HALL

The Formosa Quartet performs the last string quartet work, Op. 76 No. 6, by the grandfather of string quartet writing Franz Joseph Haydn followed by a collaboration with faculty and students of UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music in Enescu’s Octet.

Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E Young Dr E #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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APRIL 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM
MASTERCLASS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Join Deborah Pae as she works with the next generation of cellists from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.

Location of class will be announced shortly. Admission is free.

445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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MAY 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
DISTRICT HALL

Deborah Pae, conductor Matthew Szymanski, and Boston-based orchestra, Phoenix, give the much anticipated World Premiere of 'of radiances blossoming in expanding air' by composer Jeffrey Mumford. The program will be paired with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, No. 6.

Ticket info will be available shortly.

District Hall
75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA

 


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MAY 6-17, 2019
MAUI CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Formosa Quartet returns to the Maui Chamber Music Festival for a week of fantastic music making with violist Yitzhak Schotten and pianist Katherine Collier. Concerts will take place on May 10, 13, 15, and 17.

Please see specific concerts below for more information!


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MAY 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH

The Formosa Quartet begins their musical residency at the Maui Chamber Music Festival with a performance at the Makawao Union Church.

For more information, click here.

1445 Baldwin Ave
Makawao, HI 96768


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MAY 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
KEAWALA'I CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

The Formosa Quartet joins pianist Katherine Collins and violist Yitzhak Schotten for their second performance at the Maui Chamber Music Festival. Program will be announced shortly!

For more information, click here.

5300 Makena Road
Kihei, HI 96753

 


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MAY 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM
WANANALUA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH — HANA

The Formosa Quartet presents their third concert at the Maui Chamber Music Festival at the Wananalua Congregational Church in Hana. Program will be announced shortly!

For more information, click here.

10 Hauoli Rd
Hana, HI 96713


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MAY 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
KEAWALA'I CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

The Formosa Quartet culminates their musical visit at the Maui Chamber Music Festival with a final performance at the Keawala'i Congregational Church. Program will be announced shortly!

For more information, click here.

5300 Makena Road
Kihei, HI 96753


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MAY 23 - JUNE 2, 2019
FORMOSA QUARTET ASIA TOUR

Formosa Quartet tours Asia with two exciting program, "Certain Rhythms" and “From Hungary to Taiwan”, offering a blend of unique sounds, fun diversions, and popular standards to audiences, fans, and friends in Taiwan and China.

Specific dates and venues are below.


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MAY 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
PINGTUNG PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Formosa Quartet kicks off their tour in Taiwan at the Pingtung Performing Arts Center with a special program titled “From Hungary to Taiwan”.

Chen: Returning Souls 
Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
Lin: Five Taiwanese Folk Songs

For more information, please contact Amy Post of Asia Music Arts.


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MAY 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM
TAOYUAN CITY PERFORMANCE HALL AUDITORIUM

The Formosa Quartet presents their “Certain Rhythms” program at their second concert in Taiwan.

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 6
Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major

For more information, please contact Amy Post at Asia Music Arts.


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MAY 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM
TAIPEI NATIONAL RECITAL HALL

The Formosa Quartet’s third performance of their tour takes place at Taipei’s National Recital Hall! They will present a special program titled "Certain Rhythms".

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 6
Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major

For more information, please contact Amy Post at Asia Music Arts.


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MAY 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM
MASTERCLASS AT TAIPEI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

The Formosa Quartet leads a chamber music masterclass with the next generation of the young artists at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Come observe their class and hear these young artists explore the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire.

Taipei National University of the Arts
No. 1號, Xueyuan Road, Beitou District
Taipei City, Taiwan 112

For more information, please contact Amy Post at Asia Music Arts.


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MAY 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM
TAICHUNG PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY

The Formosa Quartet’s fourth concert on their tour brings them to Taichung’s Providence University! They will present their “From Hungary to Taiwan”.

Chen: Returning Souls 
Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
Lin: Five Taiwanese Folk Songs

For more information, please contact Amy Post at Asia Music Arts.


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MAY 29 at 10:20 AM
MASTERCLASS AT TUNGHAI UNIVERSITY

The Formosa Quartet leads a masterclass with the next generation of young artists exploring the chamber music canon at the Tunghai University.

Tunghai University
No. 1727, Section 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun District
Taichung City, Taiwan 407

For more information, please contact Amy Post at Asia Music Arts.


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MAY 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM
TAIPEI ACADEMIA SINICA

The Formosa Quartet culminates their 2019 Taiwan Tour at Academia Sinica with their special program “From Hungary to Taiwan”.

Chen: Returning Souls 
Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
Lin: Five Taiwanese Folk Songs

For more information, please contact Amy Post of Asia Music Arts.


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JUNE 17 - JULY 1, 2019
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA

Formosa Quartet spends a much anticipated two weeks with the delightful students, faculty, administration, and staff of NYO Canada. For more information about the festival and how to apply, please click here.

Wilfred Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5Canada


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JULY 30 - AUGUST 18, 2019
TAIPEI MUSIC ACADEMY & FESTIVAL

The Formosa Quartet is thrilled to be faculty and ensemble-in-residence at the 2019 Taipei Music Academy & Festival led under the artistic direction of violinist Cho-Liang Lin.

From July 30 to August 9, a select group of 32 players forming 8 string quartets will participate in an intensive string quartet survey seminar under the direction of the Formosa Quartet. Each group will receive coaching in addition to other study opportunities (masterclasses, mock auditions, audition tutorials, etc.). Pre-formed quartets are welcome to apply. Specific repertoire request will be considered.

The orchestral training program will commence on August 11 with conductor Jahja Ling followed by an orchestral tour on August 16, 17, and 18 in Taiwan.


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AUGUST 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
TAIPEI MUSIC ACADEMY & FESTIVAL
OPENING CONCERT

The Formosa Quartet celebrates opening night of the 2019 Taipei Music Academy & Festival with a special concert at the Taipei National University of the Arts! FQ will perform works by Haydn and Shostakovich.

TNUA Concert Hall
Taipei, Taiwan


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AUGUST 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM
TAIPEI MUSIC ACADEMY & FESTIVAL
ALL-STAR CONCERT

The Formosa Quartet and the world renowned faculty artists of the Taipei Music Academy & Festival join together for an All Star Concert on August 9 at the National Concert Hall in Taipei!

Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Quintet in Bb major, Opus 34
Johannes Brahms Horn Trio in Eb major, Opus 40
Telemann Concerto for four violins in D major
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BMV 1049
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BMW 1047

Soloists: Cho-Liang Lin, Erik Ralske, Pei-Yao Wang, Frank Huang, Wayne Lee, Beth Gutterman, Lynn Harrell, John Bruce Yeh, David Kim, David Chan, Emily Beynon, Anders Norell, Formosa Quartet, Peter Lloyd, David Washburn

National Concert Hall, Taipei


SEE YOU IN 2019-2020!