Q&A: Chamber Ensemble

How the Ensemble started?

The Ensemble was formed in 1994 by Dr. Ming Wu (clarinet), Dr. Peter Chang (violin) and Dr. John Hung (piano). They were graduates from National Taiwan University (NTU).

Does the Ensemble exclusively an organization of NTU Alumni?

No! The Ensemble members are not limited to only NTU Alumni.

Are there professional musicians in the Ensemble?

Ms. Esther Chen obtained a Master degree in music from U.C. Irvine and has been active in music education for many years in Taiwan and US. She taught both piano and violin lessons in Irvine and have many students. Ms. I-Ling Tsai is a piano teacher in Irvine and coaches Suzuki teachers in Taiwan. Mrs. Grace Wu graduated from Taipei Conservatory and was the lead flutist in Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Joyce Wu graduated from Columbia University with a Master degree in music education. Mrs. Marie Yang graduated from Taiwan Normal University with a BS degree in music.

What is the organizational structure of the Ensemble?

Currently, the Ensemble is not an officially registered organization. We are self-managed Chamber Ensemble.

Which organizations the Ensemble partnered with?

The Ensemble serves the community through invitations. Recently, Tustine Taiwan Presbyterian Church at Tustin invited the group to join their Sunday worships regularly. Several Taiwanese associations had invited the Ensemble to perform in their activities. Members of the Ensemble joined Christian Gospel Out-Reach Activities occasionally.