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2012 - The 11th Taishin Arts AwardIMG

Final Selection

In order to select works that can complete in a world arena, the Taishin Foundation invites international professionals to join local jurors in the final selection. Jury of the perfoming and visual arts each select one winner from the finalists of each category. The entire procedure is documented by video to reveal different points of view, and the compilation is released after the announcement of the winners.

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TCHEN Yu-Chiou
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Ms. Tchen is an accomplished pianist as well as a reputed Professor and Diplomat of Culture and Fine Arts. As the former Cultural Minister of Taiwan and today under her own prowess, Ms. Tchen continues to aid, promote and develop in every aspect of Taiwan culture, both domestically and internationally. She is a Professor of music at the National Taiwan Normal University and the President of both the Egret Culture and Education Foundation and the Alliance Française de Taiwan. She also serves as an adviser to the Board of National Culture and Arts Foundation, among other board positions. Prior to her current titles, Ms. Tchen was the Chairperson and Dean of NTNU’s music department, the President of Ching Kai-Shek Cultural Center, among others.

Ms. Tchen Graduated from Conservatoire nationale supérieur de musique de Paris, with “Prix de Piano “and “Prix de Musique de Chamber.” As a pianist, she has performed worldwide with renowned orchestras such as the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. She was bestowed the highest honor of “Chevaleresse (Knighthood) in Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Merite” by the French government, among other international recognition.