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The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) has invited Christoph Poppen, conductor of the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek to perform at the closing concert of the NTSO 2012/2013 Music Festival on June 28.
Poppen, who has performed in Taiwan several times, will conduct "The Flavor of Hakka Folk Tunes,” a renowned piece created by local composer Wen-Pin Hope Lee. Alongside NTSO, Vondracek will also perform Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 of A. Dvořák and Symphony No. 3, Op. 97 by influential German musician Robert Schumann.
One of the most celebrated pianists of his generation, the 22-year-old Vondracek completed his first international tour at the age of ten, and became the youngest pianist ever to be featured in the International Piano Series at the London-based Queen Elizabeth Hall.
At a June 25 press conference in Taipei, Poppen said that to perform with the NTSO and Vondracek will absolutely be a perfect combination as the Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 has seldom been performed in Europe.
The closing concert, the highlight of the yearlong NTSO 2012/2013 Music Festival, is expected to help audiences visualize the grandeur of music, the NTSO added.
For more information about the concert, please visit the event website at http://www.ntso.gov.tw/.