Philharmonia Taiwan, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, has appointed SHAO-CHIA LÜ music director designate for the period August 2009-June 2010, with an anticipated continuation of his tenure for five seasons. Lü has served as general music director of Germany’s Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz and Staatsoper Hannover. He has appeared as a guest conductor with Philharmonia Taiwan for several years, and has also conducted such organizations as Komische Oper Berlin, Australian Opera Sydney, English National Opera, and Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. A native of Taiwan, he received his training in Taipei, at Indiana University, and at the College of Music in Vienna. Lü made his debut as a concert conductor in 1994 with the Münchner Philharmoniker. 

Posted June 3, 2009