Like many arts, Western classical music was introduced to Taiwan during the period of Japanese colonization in Taiwan, with numerous Taiwanese born musicians such as Bunya Koh trained under Japanese masters. With a head start over many other Asian nations, Taiwan has since earned a reputation for developing a high caliber of classical musicians.
Eleven-year-old Hao Wei Lin recently earned second place at the Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark. Despite his youth, Hao Wei is already an accomplished pianist, having many international competitions and awards under his belt. Often described as an old soul for the evocative style he brings to each piece, Hao Wei will be sharing his story and inspirations in an intimate program.