Taiwan-born conductor Shao-Chia Lü has been Music Director of Taiwan Philharmonic (the National Symphony Orchestra) from 2010 to 2020 and continues to serve as Artistic Advisor of the orchestra.
Shao-Chia Lü studied music in Taipei, later at the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, and also at Vienna’s College of Music. His training resulted in important first prizes at three renowned international conductor competitions: Besancon (France), Pedrotti (Italy) and Kondrashin (the Netherlands).
Shao-Chia Lü accepted positions as General Music Director of the Koblenz Theatre (1998-2001), the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz (1998-2004), and the Staatsoper Hannover (2001-2006). Shao-Chia Lü appears regularly as guest conductor at several world-renowned opera houses, including the Opera Australia in Sydney and Melbourne, the English National Opera, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Gothenburg Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Hamburg and Stuttgart, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper Berlin.
Alongside his opera activities, Lü is equally at home on concert podiums. Lü has worked repeatedly with many leading European orchestras, such as the Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Santa Cecilia Rome, Norwegian and Swedish Radio Orchestras, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, SWR Stuttgart, Rundfunksinfonieorchster Berlin, the Göteborgs Sinfoniker, Staatskapelle Weimar, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In Asia, Lü has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, NHK, New Japan Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Symphony Orchestra, and leading orchestras in China.
AUDIO & VIDEO
Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, 3rd movement (National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, conducted by Shao-Chia Lü)
Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Shao-Chia Lü
Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, 1st and 3rd movement (National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, conducted by Shao-Chia Lü)
Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, conducted by Shao-Chia Lü
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 in Orange County, California