5:30PM Dinner Buffet
6:30PM Anniversary Ceremony
7:00PM Formosa Quartet
First prize winners of the 10th London International String Quartet Competition, the Formosa Quartet has been hailed by Strad and Gramophone as “spellbinding” and “remarkably fine”. The quartet has toured the United States, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan extensively and recorded on the EMI label. Its members are widely recognized musicians, each of whom have been prizewinners in international competitions, played in leading chamber ensembles and orchestras, and held teaching positions at major universities. The Quartet counts as one of its missions the desire to bring great music to and from Taiwan, the land of its shared heritage.
Ticket price is $120 per person (tax deductible). TAFSD/TACC sincerely appreciates your continuous support and hope you can join us in this fundraising event.
Jasmine Lin, began violin studies at age four. Ms. Lin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. She is a founding and current member of the Formosa Quartet. Currently, She is on the faculty at Roosevelt University and a proud native of Chicago.
Wayne Lee, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. In 2012, he became the newest member of the Formosa Quartet. He is also a member of Manhattan Piano Trio since 2008. A dedicated teacher, Mr. Lee lives in Manhattan, where he maintains a large private teaching studio, coaches chamber music for the New York Youth Symphony, and serves as a teaching assistant at Juilliard.
Che-Yen Chen, a native of Taipei, Mr. Chen is a four-time winner of the National Viola Competition in Taiwan. He came to the U.S. in his teens to matriculate at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. He is a founding member of the Formosa Quartet. Currently, he is teaching at both USC Thornton School of Music and California State University, Fullerton.
Ru-Pei Yeh, a native of Taiwan, Ms. Yeh moved to the United States at age 13. She received her Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory, and her Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. Ms. Yeh joined the New York Philharmonic as its youngest section cellist in 2006. In the 2005-2006 season, she served as acting principal of the San Diego Symphony.