Music Festival
Concert Series
Concert Series ﹝2005 ShuanYin International Music Festival-Maestro Gala﹞ ﹝Keng-Yuen Tseng Violin Recital
Maestro Gala
Keng-Yuen Tseng
Dmitri Berlinsky
Yi-Ching Cheng
Chun-Heng Ho
Boris Slutsky
Hao-Tun Teng

Teng Hao-Tun

  Taiwanese by birth, Teng was evinced interest in music at very early stage as a child. At the age of three, he was given a 1/10 sized violin and sent by his parents, both professional musicians, to Dr.Ma Hsiao-Tsiun, father of the noted cellist Ma Yo-Yo, to receive primary violin lesson. The formal music education started at elementary school, and during his six years in high school, he was under tutorship of Mr. Su Chen-Tu. It was not until his enrolling at the National Institute of the Arts, had he received the must influential pedagogy from Maestro Lim Kek-Tjiang, the eminent violinist-conductor, student of George Enesco, the great Romanian violinist, a new horizon to his violinistic artistry.

  Prior to his being admitted to the National Institute of the Arts, Teng was awarded with prize of the violin at the 7th Concerto Competition, 1992, sponsored by the Taipei City Symphony. A performance afterwards of Concerto in g-minor by Bruch was given with the orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Taipei. The summer followed, he was heard in the Pacific Music Festival, Sappolo, Japan.

  During 1996-1998, his highly acclaimed recitals were given island-wide with repertoire ranging from Baroque to 20th century music, and distinguished himself as one of the best violinist the generation to come.

  His activity as concertmaster can be traced back to his college days, the concertmaster of the Taipei Orchestra under Maestro Lim Kek-Tjiang in 1996. Even in his service at the army, Teng was the leader to the Orchestra of the National Defense Ministry, 1998-2000. He was appointed the concertmaster and assistant conductor to the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in 2002 and a sheer performance of Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole was executed with the Orchestra in March, 2003. His fame as an elite violinist was thus firmly established.

  Teng is now the artist-in-residence to Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Teng Hao-Tun, violinist