The Conductor

Wilbur Lin is an active Taiwanese conductor, harpsichordist, and pianist currently residing in Manchester, UK. His recent highlights include assisting Andrew Manze with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Fusao Kajima with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, guest engagement with Ensemble ISCM-Taiwan, conducting Royal Northern College of Music orchestras, and directing Chamber Philharmonic Taipei’s Bach Series. He is also among the finalists at China Guiyang Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor call.

Born into a Christian family with a father active in amateur choral conducting, Wilbur began his musical education at the age of five. As a young man, he studied the piano with Yuli Hsu, prof. Chen Yu-Yun, and prof. Tsai Chung-Wen. Wilbur went on to complete his undergraduate studies in piano at the National Taiwan Normal University. To date, he has also studied with Dr. Mo-Li Jiang and harpsichord player Shan-Chin Chang and participated in masterclasses with Professor Bernd Zack, early keyboard performer Shuann Chai, and the famous pianist Rui-Pin Chen. Wilbur is an active chamber musician as well as well as a regular solo performer. He is also enjoys choral accompaniment and playing in piano and cello duos among others.

Wilbur started to conduct whilst at high school, and in 2008 founded his own orchestra, the Chamber Philharmonic Taipei. Two years later he set up the Bach Choir, to run in association with this orchestra and with which he has given numerous concerts. The Chamber Philharmonic Taipei is one of the first to be focussing on classical and Baroque repertoire in the greater Chinese-speaking region. Wilbur was also the accompanist and assistant conductor of Chorus Sound of Hope from 2008-2010.

In 2011, Wilbur made his professional debut by conducting the ISCM ensemble in their annual new music event and assisting Fusao Kajima with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in their Sun Moon Lake Music Festival Series. He was also the conductor of the Republic of China Army Band from 2011 to 2012.

Wilbur regularly conducts and records contemporary music, which has included appearances in the National Recital Hall of C. K. S. Center and the Taipei Zhongshan Hall, two of the most prestigious venues in Taiwan. He has also conducted several local church choirs.

Wilbur received conducting coaching from Prof. Apo Hsu whilst in University, as well as through masterclasses with Vasily Petrenko, Jac van Steen, Mark Stringer, Paul McCreesh, Harold Farberman, Lawrence Golan, Myer Fredman, Alexander Briger, Helmuth Rilling, amongst others.

Wilbur is currently a master’s student at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron.



7.30

當代音樂會系列一

用音樂為臺灣留下記憶
Forging a musical memory, for Taiwan

余忠元當夕陽終歸流入了夜晚*
華格納齊格飛牧歌
陳怡穎聽見海與島*
柯普蘭阿帕拉契之春組曲

* 小愛樂委託創作,世界首演

指揮 林韡函
臺北小愛樂管弦樂團

演出場次
時間 2014年7月30日(三) 19:30
地點 國家演奏廳(信義路側TEL:02-33939545)
票價 NT$300, 500

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7.24

巴赫音樂會系列四 - 喜樂

僅致那些渴求喜樂的人。
To those who thirst for Joy.

巴赫清唱劇第 138, 139, 145, 154 號以及經文歌第 227 號

聲樂家 詹怡嘉 陳禹 黃亞中 廖聰文
指揮暨大鍵琴 林韡函
合唱指揮 劉曉書
臺北小愛樂管弦樂團與巴赫合唱團

演出場次
時間 2014年7月24日(四) 19:30
地點 國家演奏廳(信義路側TEL:02-33939545)
票價 NT$400, 600

售票資訊
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02 3393 9888 或 全省7-11、萊爾富便利商店
1.兩廳院之友、團體購票10張(含)以上、學生憑証9折。
2.國泰世華卡友刷卡9折
3.身心障礙憑証5折
※以上優惠限擇一折扣,恕不與其它折扣共同使用

購票

7.24

Bach Series IV - JOY

僅致那些渴求喜樂的人。
To those who thirst for Joy.

Bach Cantatas No. 138, 139, 145, 154, and Motet No. 227

Yi-Chia Chan, Yu Chen, Ya-Chung Huang, Choon Boon Liau soloists
Wilbur Lin conductor and harpsichord
Annabel Hsiao-Shu Liu choirmaster
Chamber Philharmonic Taipei and Bach Choir

Concert
Thu 7.24.2014 19:30
National Recital Hall (Xinyi Rd.) TEL:02 3393 9545
Tickets NT$400, 600

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7.30

Contemporary Series I

用音樂為臺灣留下記憶
Forging a musical memory, for Taiwan

Yu Als die Dämmerung endlich zum Abend hinfließt*
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Chen Hearing the Landscape*
Copland Appalachian Spring Suite

* CPT Commissions, world premiere

Wilbur Lin conductor
Chamber Philharmonic Taipei

Concert
Wed 7.30.2014 19:30
National Recital Hall (Xinyi Rd.) TEL:02 3393 9545
Tickets NT$300, 500

Tickets Information
Sold via Artisticket http://www.artsticket.com.tw
02 3393 9888 / 7-11 and HiLife Stores
1. 10% off student discount, membership discount, and group bookings.
2. 10% off for Cathay Bank Credit Card customers.
3. 50% off for the disabled.

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