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A Festive Treat from Taipei Symphony Orchestra Virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov to perform Beethoven Violin Concerto

Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will bid farewell to 2022 with a flourish by inviting star violinist Maxim Vengerov to perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Taiwanese conductor Chin-Chao Lin will lead the TSO to new heights with this seasonal extravaganza at Taipei’s Zhongshan Hall.

Vengerov last performed in Taiwan in December 2018, when he and TSO played the Shostakovich Violin Concerto in an electrifying, exquisite performance that classical music fans still rave about. Four years on, Vengerov has elected to visit Taiwan again for Christmas to bring us the elegant, refined Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major on 22 and 23 December. 

Among his many accolades, Vengerov has been described as “a once-in-a-century genius” and “heir to God’s Fiddler, Heifetz”. The musical prodigy began learning violin at the age of 5 and had embarked upon a musical career and was winning international competitions by the time he was 10. Vengerov has played more than 3,000 sell-out concerts and has won a Grammy Award. He currently plays the famed 1727 “ex-Kreutzer” Stradivarius.

To help music lovers celebrate the year’s end and welcome the new year, conductor Lin Chin-Chao, now based in Germany, has specially selected Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 for the programme’s second half. The piece has won praise as a “bacchanale” and the “apotheosis of the dance”. 

Tickets to the TSO Master Series: Maxim Vengerov, Chin-Chao Lin and TSO concerts will go on sale at noon on 10 November on OPENTIX.