─ 簡碧青 ─
─ 巴奈&那布 ─
To show the depth of Taiwan’s musical heritage and to promote our musical talents, the Office of the President is holding the 2016 Concert of the Presidential Office on Saturday, November 19, at 18:30 in Ching-Kuo Hall in an effort to respond to our cultural community’s call to bring back this great tradition.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009—Performed by Pi-Chin Chien
It’s Alright—Performed by Panai
Maybe One Day—Performed by Panai & Nabu
Dulan (Amis) Ancient Tune+No Nukes for Children—Performed by Panai
Olive Tree; Give Me a Kiss; I Sing You Sing; Motorbike; The Lion Sleeps Tonight—Performed by The Bleinders
◆◆Introduction of Performers◆◆
Ms. Chien grew up in Taiwan. She studied in Switzerland, gaining soloist diplomas with distinction from both Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts) and Musikhochschule Luzern (Lucerne School of Music). Currently living in Switzerland, Ms. Chien is a world-renowned soloist and chamber musician. She serves as Music Director of the “Confluence” festival in Switzerland and “Swiss Music Night” in Taiwan. She was also invited to perform in the 1998 Presidential Office Year-End Concert and has performed a cello concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan) under Maestro Kek-Tjiang Lim.
—Panai & Nabu—
Panai is a singer/songwriter from an indigenous tribe in Taitung. Her music may come across as brooding and gloomy, which gives her away as a wanderer. Those who listen to Panai’s music and lyrics say their hearts are deeply touched in a direct and intimate way. Feelings that many of us suppress, such as alienation and loneliness, are called to the surface by her voice.
After years of wandering in various cities, Panai decided to go back to her hometown with Nabu and settle down where she made her start. Nowadays, she also devotes herself to the human rights movement and the local arts, and she continues to sing, gently but powerfully.
Pai Juo-Chia (soprano)
Hsu Ya-Ting (mezzo-soprano)
Sun Wan-Jung (contralto)
Lai Wan-Yi (mezzo-alto)
Chung Po-Jen (tenor)
Shih Ying-Ting (tenor)
Hsieh Tzu-Cheng (Bass)
Hwang Chen-Hsiao (percussion/baritone)
The Bleinders, an a cappella group composed of eight members, use the purity of their voices to convey the simplest, most sincere emotions and to deliver a message of boundless hope and love. In July 2016, The Bleinders were invited to make a special guest appearance at vokal.total, an international modern a cappella competition in Graz, Austria. In September, President Tsai Ing-wen personally received the group at the Presidential Office.
Chien Wen-Pin, Musical Director of this Concert, is a world-renowned conductor. He also serves as Artistic Director designée of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Focusing on the three core themes of art, cultural diversity and public benefit, Mr. Chien showcases the excellence of our nation’s arts and culture. In addition, he uses international cultural exchanges as a platform to introduce Taiwan’s musical talents to the public at home and abroad, fully demonstrating the government’s commitment to promoting cultural events and enhancing cultural rights for the underprivileged.None found.