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Film of the Concert "Tango meets Taiwan"

This film shows the concert "Tango meets Taiwan" by the Trio Piazzolla from Germany and the Chin Yuan Chinese Orchestra from Taiwan. The musical performance took place at Heidelberg University's main auditorium Alte Aula on January 30, 2014. The Chinese instruments were introduced to the audience before the concert.

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The programme included several compositions by famous Argentine tango composer Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. In this concert, his compositions were played in a combination of European and Chinese instruments such as Erhu, Pipa, Dizi, Guzheng, and Yangqin. As a result, Piazzola's works are turned into something one could probably rightly call "world music."

The Trio Piazzolla is based in Heidelberg and consists of Ya-Wen Chuang (Piano), Wolfgang Wendel (Flute), and Martin Bärenz (Cello). The Chin Yuan Chinese Orchestra is based in Taipei, Taiwan and is directed by  Ku-Jen Lin. The orchestra includes Cheng-Hsin Lin (Erhu), Wei-Hua Liu (Pipa), Kung Gaik Sean (Dizi), Tai-Lin Hsieh (Guzheng), Cheng-Hun Luo (Yangqin), Yu-Ling Liu (Zhongruan), and Wei-Yun Wang (Sheng). Lydia Li is the ensemble’s Artistic Director.

Sponsored by the Taiwan Spotlight programme, the group's tour was organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies in Heidelberg in cooperation with the Institutes of Chinese Studies in Munich and Frankfurt, and the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan and the Department of Musicology in Tübingen. The tour included performances in Weinsberg, Tübingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Munich.

View programme flyer (PDF)