- Concertmaster -
Mr. Wang-Yu Ko born in Taipei, Taiwan, received his first violin lessons at the age of 7. When he was 11 years old, he won the first prize in the Taipei National Youth Competition. Later at the age of 12, he entered the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna – at first with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg. At 15 years old, he was in the class of Prof. Klaus Maetzl.
Currently Wang-Yu serves as the concertmaster of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral Orchestra in Vienna. He also works with several orchestras such as the Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler Orchester, Orchester der Wiener Volksoper, Niederbayerische Philharmonie, Ambassade Orchester, and the Salonorchester Alt Wien in numerous concerts and recordings worldwide.
Our double bass player Benedict Ziervogel is internationally known not only as a passionate chamber musician with an intense interest in historically informed performance, particularly with regards to the period of Viennese Classicism, but also as an expert on contemporary music, a field in which he is in much demand both as a performer and a composer. It is worth noting that Benedict is also a conductor.
Former concertmaster of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra for more than 25 years.
A pupil of Albert Markov at the Manhattan School of Music.
He has taught in the Department of Music at the National Normal University, the Department of Music at Soochow University, and the Department of Music at the National Taipei University of the Arts.
Wei-Chung spent plenty time in arranging folk classical music, sacred music, hymns into string quartet performances, and more arrangements. These arrangements accumulated enough for a volume to be published.
He is now served as conductor and arranger at New York Harvest Youth Philharmonic Orchestra founded by his wife, organist Lynn Kuo in 2012
A native of Taiwan, Chung-Ling Lo has worked as a musician since 2009.
Ms. Lo was appointed the associate principal timpanist of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in China, and has toured with them in North America, Europe, and Asia.
She starts pursuing arts in photography as a creative outlet since 2017. She is freelance musicians as well as photographer and currently based in Toronto Canada.