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Wen-pin Chien 簡文彬


Born in Taipei, Wen-pin Chien studied piano and composition at the National Taiwan Academy of Arts in Taipei. He obtained his master’s degree in conducting from the National University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He has been the conductor of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since 1996 and Executive and Artistic Director designée of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan. Other positions he has held included Resident Conductor of Pacific Music Festival in Japan (1998–2004), Music Director of Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO, 2001–2007) and Artistic Advisor of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (2014–2016). Chien was also a recipient of the 18th National Awards of Art, the highest cultural and creative sector honour in Taiwan, in 2014.

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