Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Taiwan: Behind-the-Scenes [Review]


Wu Han (Pianist, Co-Artistic Director),

Kristin Lee (Violinist),

Richard Lin (Violinist),

Yura Lee (Violinist, Violist),

Matthew Lipman (Violist),

Dmitri Atapine (Cellist),

Keith Robinson (Cellist),




National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying),

National Taiwan Concert Hall,

Chimei Museum and Foundation,

Soochow University,

University of Taipei

Movement: Concert,

Master classes,


Visit Chimei Museum and Foundation

Genre: Documentary

Audience: Chamber music, classical music lovers

Narrator: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The documentary is talking about Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center having their trip to Taiwan for Educations and Concerts of chamber music during the covid-19 pandemic and not able to perform on stage in person for nearly a year in the USA and rest of the world.

The documentary starts after the introduction from Wu Han, the co-artistic director from CMS, describing about their whole schedule in Taiwan and how they feel during the quarantine, anxiety and excitement at the same time. The beginning of the documentary starts with musicians gathering at the hotel after their two weeks of quarantine with excitements and releases of finally come through the challenges and can start their visit in Taiwan finally, their trip and the editorial choices starts with series from visiting schools and concert hall for education and masterclasses, with settings changing frequently on schools and stages to tell the story of the educational part. The second part of documentary is when they visit Chimei Museum and Foundation to have a look and try with some historic violins, and the third part is the tour of several concerts taking place in Nation Taiwan Concert Hall and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), ending with their excitements of returning to the stage finally and having hope of we will all get though of the pandemic situation.



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