To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Taipei Cultural Center (TCC) in New York will launch a series of virtual events, including an online piano concert, Taiwanese cinema features, and invite Taiwanese artists as well as American art institutions that have worked with TCC in New York, to review the course of cooperation over the past 30 years.
At the end of July, the first event "An Evening with Taiwanese Piano Stars - Ching-Yun Hu with Young Piano Talents," in collaboration with Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), will be performed by three pianists Hu Ching-yun (胡瀞云), Natasha Wu (吳怡慧) and Chang Yao-wen (張耀文), in a program of piano classics by Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt. The event will be broadcast live on July 31, as the opening concert of PYPA Piano Festival and as part of New York's Flushing Town Hall online program on August 14.
In August, TCC in New York will cooperate with the New York Asian Film Festival to showcase Taiwanese cinema features and also launch interview videos of Taiwanese artists and American art institutions, to review the center's 30 years of promoting cultural exchanges between Taiwan and America.
Since 2002, TCC in New York has invited numerous Taiwanese artists and teams to perform in its cooperative art institutions and venues in North America including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum, PEN World Voices Festival, Toronto International Festival of Authors, New York Asian Film Festival.
The Ministry of Culture Lee Yung-te stated that TCC in New York was established as the first overseas office of Taiwan's Ministry of Culture in 1991 and hoped that the center could continuously expand performance spaces for Taiwanese artists and teams to present the abundant energy of Taiwanese art to international society.