The second “Camac Prize Taiwan” will take place in 2018. More details to be announced.
First prize winner of the 2016 International Harp Contest in Israel, Yuying Chen, was invited to play the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Moment Musical Orchestra on 14 November 2016.
The first Camac Prize Taiwan took place from 26 October to 26 November 2016 in Taipei. With the help of modern technology, the participants from six countries were able to complete their first round through the internet. The final stages were held the day before the closing ceremony on 27 November. The winners (Charmaine Teo from Singapore; Rose Shek and Wong Yu Yin Cantadivina, both from Hong Kong), guest harpists (Jakez Francois, France; Saori Mouri, Japan; Joy Yeh, Canada), and local harpist, Shanon Chieh, played at the closing concert.
Shannon Chieh, curator of the 2016 Innovation Series for the National Performing Arts Center, not only produced a modern music theatre incorporates theatrical elements, visual arts, new media and lighting design including herself performing Fidelité by G. Aperghis, but also invited Neue Vocalsolisten and Ensemble Quatrain Cologne from Germany to be part of this year’s series.