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Taiwan Philharmonic

Apr 21

NY Phil presents the Taiwan Philharmonic. Jun Märkl, its music director, conducts the New York Premiere of Ke-Chia Chen’s Ebbs and Flows, commissioned by the Taiwan Philharmonic; Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, featuring violinist Paul Huang (recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists) as soloist; Fe. Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture; and Debussy’s La Mer. This evening is part of the Taiwan Philharmonic’s 2022–23 season US tour.



8:00 PM





Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall


Program Notes

Ke-Chia Chen

Ebbs and Flows (New York Premiere)


Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

Fe. Mendelssohn

The Hebrides Overture


La Mer



  • Jun Märkl


    Jun Märkl is a highly respected interpreter of the core German repertory, and has become known for his refined and idiomatic explorations of the French Impressionists. He serves as music director of the Taiwan Philharmonic (the National Symphony Orchestra) and principal guest conductor of the Residentie Orkest of The Hague. He has recently been appointed artistic advisor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Oregon Symphony. His longstanding relationships with the state operas of Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Semperoper Dresden, and The Metropolitan Opera New York have been complemented by his music directorships of the Orchestre National de Lyon, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Basque National Orchestra. In recognition of his achievements in France, he was honored in 2012 with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

    Born in Munich, Märkl won the conducting competition of the Deutscher Musikrat in 1986 and studied at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. Soon afterward he appeared in opera houses throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States, followed by his first music directorships at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

    Learn more about Jun Märkl
  • Paul Huang


    Recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is one of the most distinctive artists of his generation. Recent engagements include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Markus Stenz, Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Rotterdam Philharmonic with Lahav Shani, and Houston Symphony with Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

    Learn more about Paul Huang
  • Taiwan Philharmonic


    Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, known as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at home, has been hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia. It became the resident orchestra of the National Concert Hall, and an artistic affiliate of the National Performing Arts Center in April 2014.

    Learn more about Taiwan Philharmonic

Special Thanks

Major support for this concert is provided by Charles C.Y. Chen.


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