Concertmaster: ‘Shen Yun’s performance brings all arts together’

March 23, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Violinist Su Shien-ta, the concertmaster of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra attends Shen Yun in Taipei. (Li Xianzhen/The Epoch Times)

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Having moved and stunned Eastern and Western audiences all over the world, Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company continues its run at Dr. Sun Yat-sun Memorial Hall in Taipei on March 22.

Violinist Su Shien-ta, the concertmaster of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and the head of the Department of Music in Taipei National University of the Arts, appreciated seeing Shen Yun. Professor Su said: “Shen Yun’s performance brings all arts together. The coordination of the dance and music was very successful. It’s not only wonderful visually but the audio effects are also penetrating. I was very moved.”

Mr. Su said that the tacit understanding between the dance artists and the music, and between the conductor and the orchestra was very successful. “It will not only deeply move the Eastern audiences, but definitely will also strongly impress the Western audiences,” he said.

The harmonious sound of the Shen Yun Orchestra, with its combination of traditional Chinese and classical Western instruments, and Shen Yun’s sound engineering was very successful, Mr. Su said. “The technique was superb.”

The classical Chinese dance, whether it was the opening of the fans, jumping, or tumbling, was splendidly coordinated with the music, Mr. Su said. He believed that all of the artists must have practised and rehearsed well. Shen Yun was excellent in both visual and sound aspects, he said.

Prof. Su Shien-ta graduated from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. As a full-time professor and the head of the Department of Music in Taipei National University of the Arts, he is also the concertmaster of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been invited to perform in the Presidential Palace three times and was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of ROC in 1995.

Reporting by Zhu Xiaozhen and Sunny Chao

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

 

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