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Lü Shao-chia

Lü Shao-chia (Chinese: 呂紹嘉; born 1960) is a Taiwanese conductor.[1][2]

Biography

Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Lü studied piano at an early age. Initiated by Taiwanese conductor Chen Chiu-sen, he later turned to conducting and went on to Indiana University and Vienna Hochschule für Musik.[1] In 1988, he was accepted in conducting course held by maestro Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Accademia Musicale Chigiana and graduated as the only recipient of Diploma di Honore. In 1991 he graduated from the Vienna Hochschule für Musik with excellence and was honored by the Science Research Department of Austrian government for his achievements.

Lü's career soared after he was called in on short notice to replace the ailing Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Among other orchestras, he has conducted the Orchestre National de France, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra.[1]

Lü had headed Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonia between 1998 and 2004 as music director and was bestowed 'Peter Cornelius Plakette' by the Cultural Minister of Rheinland for his outstanding contribution in local culture in May 2004.

Lü has led the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover[3] as music director from 2001 to 2006. The performance of the opera house was elevated to higher level soon after his arrival and he along with the opera house were named 'Conductor of the Year' and 'Best Opera House of the Year'.

Lü won the International Kiril Kondrashin Competition for conductors in 1994 and went on to win International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors[4] (both first prize and Lyre d'Or award) and Pedrotti International Competition for Orchestra Conductors.

Lü will take over Music Director of National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan in 2010.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Bio "SHAO-CHIA LÜ (in German)". Staatsoper Stuttgart. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Lü Shao-chia". Tivoli Artists. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lü Shao-chia". Tivoli Artists. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Competition Laureates (in French)". Besançon Music Festival. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
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