2019-2020

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OCTOBER 23, 2019 | 7:30 PM
ASPECT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Formosa Quartet joins the creatively innovative Aspect Foundation in this first of a series of NYC/DC concerts featuring Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri Quartet and Beaux-Arts Trio, and the Formosa Quartet in Schubert’s cello quintet.

Italian Academy at Columbia University (map)
New York, NY


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OCTOBER 25, 2019 | 7:00 PM
TWIN OAKS ESTATE

Formosa Quartet and cellist Peter Wiley present an evening of music in beautiful surroundings at the Twin Oaks Estate, generously sponsored by Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in The United States and Embassy Series.

Private concert

Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major D. 956

Twin Oaks Estate (map)
Washington D.C.


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OCTOBER 26, 2019 | 7:30 PM
SMITHSONIAN FREER|SACKLER GALLERIES

A prayer of the Bunun people of Taiwan is followed by the Schubert String Quintet at the Freer and Sackler Galleries — a feast for ears, eyes, and soul.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut
Wei-Chieh Lin: Five Taiwanese Folk Songs
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major D. 956
Peter Wiley, cellist

Freer and Sackler Galleries (map)
Washington D.C.


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OCTOBER 27, 2019 | 4:00 PM
BPL PRESENTS

Peter Weitzner, Peter Wiley, and FQ serve up a delicious pairing of Rossini & Schubert at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Rossini: Sonata No. 6 in D Major for strings (The Tempest)
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major D. 956

Brooklyn Public Library (map)
New York, NY


NOVEMBER 17-24, 2019
UCLA HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Formosa Quartet reunites with friends, colleagues, and students in a repeat residency at UCLA that includes chamber music coachings, masterclasses, and a guest collaboration with faculty and students.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (map)
Los Angeles, CA


NOVEMBER 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM
SCHOENBERG HALL

The Formosa Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s 250th annivesary with one of his most powerful string quartets, Opus 132, followed by Brahms Sextet in B-flat with UCLA’s faculty and students.

Schoenberg Hall (map)
Los Angeles, CA


JANUARY 20, 2020 | 8:00 PM
CLASSIC CHAMBER CONCERTS

Formosa Quartet celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth at Classic Chamber Concerts.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6
Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 132

Sugden Theater (map)
Naples, FL


FEBRUARY 16-23, 2020
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Formosa Quartet looks forward to a visiting residency at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, which will include masterclasses, coachings, and performances.

UH Moores School of Music (map)
Houston, TX


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FEBRUARY 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM
ASIA SOCIETY OF HOUSTON

The Formosa Quartet make their debut at the Asia Society of Houston performing works by Beethoven and Taiwanese composer, Wei-Chieh Lin.

Asia Society Houston (map)
Houston, TX


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FEBRUARY 22, 2020 | 7:30 PM
RECITAL HALL, MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Formosa Quartet culminates their inaugural residency at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and celebrates Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary with a special performance at one of Houston’s finest concert venues.

Beethoven Quartet Op. 18 No. 6
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Beethoven Quartet Op. 132

UH Moores School of Music (map)
Houston, TX


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MARCH 30-APRIL 2, 2020
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DANCE

Formosa Quartet looks forward to returning to EMU for a short visiting residency complete with open rehearsals and a special concert at EMU’s historic concert hall, Pease Auditorium.

EMU School of Music & Dance (map)
Ypsilanti, MI


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APRIL 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM
OPEN REHEARSAL
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Come observe the Formosa Quartet’s technical and artistic process in an Open Rehearsal followed by a Q&A discussion with students and faculty about chamber music, the intricacies of rehearsing, performing, and pursuing a career in the performing arts.

Recital Hall
EMU School of Music & Dance (map)
Ypsilanti, MI


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APRIL 2, 2020 | 7:30 PM
ON-STAGE WITH FORMOSA QUARTET

Join the Formosa Quartet “ON STAGE” at Pease Auditorium and experience the intimacy and power of chamber music while sitting 360-degrees around the ensemble. They will perform one of Beethoven’s most incredible works, his late quartet in A minor, No 15 Op. 132 and selections from FQ’s exclusive collection of pop, folk, jazz, and poetry arrangements.

Admission is free.

Pease Auditorium (map)
Ypsilanti, MI


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APRIL 3, 2020 | 7:30 PM
GUARNERI HALL

Come experience the sound of Guarneri Hall, a unique state-of-the-art space located in the Chicago loop.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 132
A Formosa Quartet Set *

*selections from FQ’s exclusive collection of world, folk, pop, jazz, and poetry arrangements

Guarneri Hall (map)
Chicago, IL



APRIL 4, 2020 | 7:30 PM
FACULTY & GUEST ARTIST SERIES @ NICHOLS HALL

Formosa Quartet offers one of their favorite programs in one of their favorite halls in the Chicago area.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 132
A Formosa Quartet Set *

*selections from FQ’s exclusive collection of world, folk, pop, jazz, and poetry arrangements

Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago (map)
Evanston, IL


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MAY 23-JUNE 8, 2020
NAMIROVSKY-LARK-PAE TRIO
2020 CHINA TOUR

The award-winning NLP Trio embarks on their first Asia tour.

Details on dates and venues to be announced shortly.


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JUNE 14-28, 2020
NYO 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 26-AUGUST 9, 2020
TAPEI MUSIC ACADEMY & FESTIVAL

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

For more information, please visit TMAF’s website.
Taipei, TW